Tag: infectious disease

Cyber tools for predicting COVID-19’s spread

  The New York Times had a remarkable story yesterday morning by Donald G. McNeil Jr. , which talked about a company (Kinsa) that markets smart thermometers. The company can use the data on fevers from these devices to foretell where the outbreak will grow, before that data shows up in other sources.  You can …

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Strengthening the U.S. health care system

In our textbook, the health chapter begins by this comparison of nations: “Chile, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Guadalupe, Hong Kong, Israel, Macau, Malta, Martinique, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates are a diverse set of nations and territories. Yet they all have one fact in common: their citizens live longer than those of the United States, …

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Maps, Charts and data for COVID-19

The COVID19 pandemic is now moving quickly. While northern Italy has been overwhelmed by infections, Spain and Iran are also now experiencing a disaster. Here in the United States, there are serious outbreaks in Seattle and New York. So what are the best maps and other data visualizations to keep track of what is happening? …

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One Expat’s Life In China In The Time Of Corona Virus

I am very grateful to Jim P. for this guest blog post. One Expat’s Life In China In The Time Of Corona Virus A PSU Alum’s observations A few things to get out of the way up front. I moved to China after graduating from PSU in the summer of 2015, and getting my Type …

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COVID-19 and denial

Today seems to be the day in which the words and numbers that international organizations and national governments used to describe the COVID-19 pandemic increasingly diverged from facts. To begin there was an overall context in which the virus rapidly spread in the Middle East, while cases dramatically climbed in Korea (833). In the Middle …

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COVID19 and teaching in China

I am very grateful to our guest blogger, who teaches at a university in China, for this powerful guest blog post: January 24th is the biggest holiday of the year in China: the lunar Chinese New Year. As usual, most Chinese prepared for it several weeks before the occasion: food, candies, tickets back home…Nobody expected …

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Iran, COVID-19 and a pandemic

新型冠状病毒 Canadian health authorities have announced a positive test for SARS-2-COV in a returning traveler from Iran. Yesterday, Iranian authorities announced two deaths from COVID-19. There are eighteen confirmed cases, which are spread across the country, and include a case in Tehran. It would seem plausible based on a the death count so far, and …

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Novel Coronavirus- a study abroad story

I am grateful to Celine Kuang for the following guest post: Studied at Shanghai University, August – December 2019 Studied at Southwest Minzu University, January 2020 I’m a double major student in international studies and Mandarin Chinese. I mainly went to China to study the Chinese language and gain a broader cultural experience. I studied …

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Cruise ships, travel restrictions and fear

It is time for a hard discussion in the field of global health. In an earlier blog post I talked about how quarantine saved American Samoa during the 1918 influenza pandemic, whereas Western Samoa (now Samoa) lost nearly a quarter of its population. In the latter case, a single ship from New Zealand named the …

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Guest blog: Chinese student questions about nCoV

I want to say my deep thanks for today’s guest blogger, who looks at the questions that Chinese middle school students have about nCoV in China: Rachael G. Middle School Teacher Hangzhou, China Resident in China since 2017 My CoN experience started prior to leaving Hangzhou in January. Reports were filtering out over WeChat concerning …

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