Are you tired of the Fearmongering Whatsapp Forwards & News channels peddling Fear & Paranoia about COVID-19 all around you? Perhaps before you read any further, you need to switch them all OFF. And please do the same for your parents/grandparents.
In this era of widespread video consumption, reading about something this serious has taken a backseat. And that’s not the good thing since it has allowed “disinformation” to go viral.
And precisely why it has become hard to discern the actual impact, especially since social media is mixing facts with fiction. This is a dangerous cocktail as a result of which information in the form of articles, research, commentary, and videos that come from experts – is getting lost in translation.
Talking about experts, I am not talking about arm-chair analysts who have an opinion about everything in this universe. These experts are scientists, immunologists, viral disease researchers; ones who have dedicated their entire careers for something like this. And for that matter, I am not expert either (except when it comes to reading & helping others rediscover their love for reading)
Therefore I have decided to compile this list of BRILLIANT go-to articles across the world that have got all the essential information for you to be “Informed” without being driven into a state of Panic. I believe that, if you read through the smart stuff, you will come to appropriate, fact-based conclusions about whether you would prefer to take basic measures & keep your calm OR become paranoid.
If you are into stats; then look no further than these realtime dashboards being maintained by the John Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)
Well by no means that this list is exhaustive but as and when I come across something more brilliant, I will keep appending into this list further.
If you believe that this was a worthy compilation, feel free to share it with your near & dear ones.
Don’t forget – 1. Share “information” ASAP; much before disinformation creeps into the inbox of your loved ones. 2. Stay Calm & Be Informed rather than be panic-stricken 3. Maintain social distance; & wash your hands leisurely, as much as you can.