Blog Profiles: COVID-19 Blogs
Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, we select a topic and handful of blogs that do a great job contributing to the conversation. Not surprisingly, this week’s roundup is dedicated to several COVID-19 blogs. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tweet our writers at @BeyondBylines.
I know we don’t want to think about it anymore, but it’s pretty much impossible at this point.
It feels like things have gone from zero to one hundred this month.
Read on for blogs you may hopefully find useful in these trying times.
1. Ars Technica
Founded in 1988 by Ken Fisher with the target audience of “alpha geeks,” Ars Technica began as a tech publication. By 2001, it had a digital subscription service.
The site’s Science section is particularly informative in the current climate, including the following posts:
- Don’t Panic: The comprehensive Ars Technica guide to the coronavirus is updated every day at 3 p.m. ET, with the latest facts and information about the pandemic.
- As US fumbles COVID-19 testing, WHO warns social distancing is not enough
- Pandemic “will last 18 months or longer,” leaked US gov’t report warns
Follow @arstechnica on Twitter.
— Ars Technica (@arstechnica) March 19, 2020
This site provides news about microbiology, virology, mycology, and parasitology.
The posts are short and to the point — exactly the kind of information I’m craving, especially right now.
Follow @IDHubFSG on Twitter.
— Infectious Diseases Hub (@IDHubFSG) March 18, 2020
Non-profit NFID’s mission is to provide education to the public and health professionals about infectious diseases.
NFID aims to create healthier lives through the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
Follow @NFIDvaccines on Twitter.
Join #NFID for free webinar on 3/25/20 at 4PM ET for an update on COVID-19 with practical strategies for protecting high-risk adults at home and in the community. Register at: https://t.co/793pyEMF1A @Aging_Research @n4aACTION @ASCPharm @ACLgov pic.twitter.com/xiy7VOOSvJ
— NFID (@NFIDvaccines) March 20, 2020
4. The Lancet
Founded in 1823 (1823!), The Lancet began as an international weekly medical journal.
Now a world leading medical journal, The Lancet seeks to address urgent topics in society related to science and health.
It created a COVID-19 Resource Centre, which is free to access.
Follow @TheLancet on Twitter.
To assist health workers & researchers working to bring this outbreak to a close, The Lancet's #COVID19 Resource Centre brings together new 2019 novel #coronavirus disease content from across our journals as it is published. All content is free to access https://t.co/ew0a3HIa5p pic.twitter.com/ewv8i2PKpQ
— The Lancet (@TheLancet) March 17, 2020
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