Blog Profiles: COVID-19 Blogs

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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:

Follow @arstechnica on Twitter.

2. Infectious Diseases Hub

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.

Check out COVID-19: First patients dosed in Phase I vaccine trial; COVID-19: how the coronavirus spread; and COVID-19: borders and businesses close across Europe.

Follow @IDHubFSG on Twitter.

3. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

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.

Coronaviruses; Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 for Older Adults and People with Chronic Health Conditions; and 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak are helpful posts.

Follow @NFIDvaccines on Twitter.

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.

These posts also are of note: The resilience of the Spanish health system against the COVID-19 pandemic; and The value of early transmission dynamic studies in emerging infectious diseases.

Follow @TheLancet on Twitter.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for infectious disease news, let us know. We can customize a newsfeed for you.

Stephanie Donovan is a Senior Customer Content Specialist at PR Newswire, who edits client news for distribution. She is an avid runner, enjoys yoga, and likes to find ways to live green. In her free time, she likes discovering new music, keeping up to date on the best new TV shows, and traveling. If you’d like to connect, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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