Stats, Facts and Related Reading
COVID-19 upended our lives and changed us forever. Whether it was the tragic death of a loved one, or the shutdown of activities that brought us joy, we all lost something. We want the pandemic to end but it is not over yet. The virus changes quickly and so will science. The information below is updated on a regular basis. I will be glad when the day arrives that I can delete coronavirus topics.
“A new idea is first condemned as ridiculous and then dismissed as trivial, until finally, it becomes what everybody knows.” ~William James
Updated: May 27, 2022
A Note from Chris: As a former public health nurse, infectious diseases, I do my best to present accurate COVID-19 statistics, facts and related topics from sources that I trust, but I urge you to do your own research. Thank you for visiting. Be well.
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8 Tips for Coping with Constant Media Bad News
Disengage from the emotion of the information.
Check the source.
Evaluate your own bias.
Get the full context.
Do not assume public figures are always right.
Avoid jumping on the latest COVID-19 study.
Be wary of COVID-19 information on social media.
Safeguard your mental health from the negative effects of COVID-19 overload.
What you can do:
(You can use this approach to cope with round-the-clock news coverage of any disturbing event.)
Minimize watching, reading, or listening to news that causes you to feel anxious or distressed.
Seek information only from trusted sources, so that you can take practical steps to protect yourself and loved ones.
Look for updates at specific times, but limit it to once or twice a day.
Disconnect from the sudden and near-constant stream of news reports.
Doomscrolling (or doomsurfing) is not helpful. Step away and take a break.
Remember: The more you click on bad news, the more algorithms feed you bad news. 'Round and 'round you go...
Explore ways to modify your device habits and improve your mood at HelpGuide.org.
War in Ukraine
Staying informed while avoiding fake news and unhelpful doomscrolling.
Five steps to help ease anxiety, especially for veterans and trauma survivors.
Even well-meaning attempts to participate in the news can play into bad actors’ campaigns.
Strategies for discussing the conflict in age-appropriate ways with children and teens.
Sources | Learning More
COVID-19 Stats and Facts
The Basics from Yale Medicine
General COVID-19 Resources
Breakthroughs | Endemicity
Colds | Flu | Allergies
COVID-19 and Children
COVID-19 and Medical Conditions
Long Haul COVID
Long COVID and Mental Health
Vaccines | Boosters
Children and Teens
CAUTION: Paxlovid can interact with over 20 different classes of prescription medications and some over-the-counter
herbal supplements like St. John's wort. Be sure to discuss potential serious interactions with your doctor and pharmacist.
Written by an MD, this article explores the need for independent reviews of pharmaceutical clinical trials and why the American public (rightfully) distrusts Big Pharma. Related: As reports of ‘Paxlovid rebound’ increase, Covid researchers scramble for answers
Life After the Pandemic
When does the pandemic end?
There may be value in shifting our mindset from "pandemic" to "endemic."
How have we changed?
Whether you’re facing a global or personal crisis—or a mix of both—building resilience can help you cope and enjoy better days to come.
Moving forward in post-pandemic times
4 ways to cope with the next wave and spark post-pandemic growth
The Post Pandemic Workplace
Grocery Store Shortages
Pets | Pet Care | Pet Loss
Compassionate advice for anyone facing this difficult time.
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From Psychology Today
There are so many ways that the pandemic took pieces of our hearts and lives.
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Health | Mental Health
COVID-19 Scam Alerts
Travel | Holidays
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On the Lighter Side
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