A thread for discussing the Coronavirus pandemic and the effects it may well soon have on us - if not already.
Hopefully, it will not affect anyone directly on here.
Stay safe. Wash those hands. Be considerate for others.
Don’t deny others vital essentials and hoard much needed products then sell for profit.
In amgonst the misleading clickbait, bogus cures & remedies, stories of selfishness & greed… there are stories of good too:-
Edinburgh shop supplies free Covid-19 ‘survival’ packs to those in need - at Edinburgh News
LVMH, maker of Louis Vuitton, switches to making hand sanitizer for coronavirus pandemic - at ABC News
Italians Serenade Each Other To Fight Loneliness During Coronavirus Lockdown - at Forbes
Coronavirus: Kind Canadians start ‘caremongering’ trend - at the BBC
Some useful sites / sources of information:-
UN: https://www.un.org/coronavirus : https://twitter.com/UN
WHO: https://www.who.int : https://twitter.com/WHO
UNICEF: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/covid-19 : https://twitter.com/UNICEF
NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19 : https://twitter.com/NHSuk
BBC: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/explainers : https://twitter.com/BBCnews (UK) : https://twitter.com/BBCWorld
Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/coronavirus-outbreak : https://twitter.com/guardian
WSJ: https://www.wsj.com/livecoverage/coronavirus?mod=theme_coronavirus-ribbon : https://twitter.com/wsj
CNN: https://edition.cnn.com : https://twitter.com/CNN
ABC: https://abcnews.go.com/Health/Coronavirus : https://twitter.com/ABC
For ‘Confirmed Cases and Deaths by Country, Territory, or Conveyance’:-
Moderator Edit: We ask that you check any stories or articles before posting them in this thread - we don’t want any misinformation, conspiracy theories, or your own personal ‘expert’ medical opinions posted as fact (unless you ARE a medically qualified and practicing doctor or epidemiologist etc) - thank you.
Moderator Update - 18th March: The mods, upon request, have decided to allow relevant political discussion on the coronavirus pandemic in this thread - and in this thread only. IF it goes well we consider allowing further political discussions in the future. Yet obviously, we do not wish to see a return to type and level of posting that led to the political threads remaining locked on several previous occasions… and the subject of politics being ultimately banned from the site…
‘President / Prime Minister is a ****’ will see political discussion being banned in here immediately.
‘President / Prime Minister doesn’t know what he / she is doing in this situation and should leave it to… because…’ is fine.