Covid-19: general information/resources

Hopefully reliable information that isn’t necessarily strongly security-related. Additional items are put at the top, but that doesn’t mean the links are always in chronological order. As this isn’t getting a lot of attention, I don’t guarantee to keep it maintained regularly or indefinitely.

11th May 2020

David Harley

7th May 2020

6th May 2020

5th May 2020

1st May 2020

  • Washington Post (US-specific): [FAQ] What you need to know about going back to work – “No, your employer can’t make you return if you don’t have child care and other questions answered”
  • UK Research & Information: Coronavirus: the science explained
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics: Statement: COVID-19 and the basics of democratic governance – “The UK Government’s communication with the public has been admirably clear and simple: stay home. But it has been one-dimensional and one directional, whilst the challenges presented by COVID-19 are multiple, and they are far from simple.”
  • Nuffield Council on Bioethics: “Following the science” in the COVID-19 pandemic – “A mantra of recent government policy reporting in recent weeks is that they are only following the science. The science recommended the lockdown, and the science will let us know when it can be relaxed, apparently. It tells us what tests need to be done for whom and what protective equipment is needed for whom. How exactly can it do this?”

27th April 2020

26th April 2020

25th April 2020

Science Magazine: How does coronavirus kill? Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes

24th April 2020

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April 13th 2020

Cabinet Office document from 2013 ‘Preparing for a Pandemic Influenza’   

Cabinet Office Guidance FAQ: Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

April 12th 2020

Guardian: Five months on, what scientists now know about the coronavirus

Johns Hopkins University’s coronavirus dashboard – “maintained in near real time throughout the day through a combination of manual and automated updating.”

Digital Trends: The most reliable coronavirus dashboards [those would probably be my choice, too, FWIW]

Guardian: “Can a face mask protect me from coronavirus? Covid-19 myths busted
The truth about how you can catch coronavirus, who is most vulnerable and what you can do to avoid infection”

  • BBC: Coronavirus symptoms: What are they and how do I protect myself?
  • BBC: Coronavirus: What are social distancing and self-isolation rules?
  • BBC: Coronavirus UK map: How many confirmed cases are there in your area?
  • BBC: How to look after your mental health


National Autism Society: general information for a less general audience

Facebook (ahem…)