Generally, it’s best to be aware of guidance from respected, scientific and medical authorities… but not obsess over this.
I feel as though, during the past few years, we’ve been conditioned to check the news multiple times daily, if not hourly.
That was bad enough before coronavirus. And – especially while scientists are still trying to understand this virus – unless it’s “everyone should do this” advice from a trusted authority, maybe take it with a grain of salt.
Decrease your anxiety levels as best you can.
Here’s Mozilla’s list of somewhat useful links, some only loosely related to coronavirus.
Note: I’m not entirely in agreement with what’s said at all those sites, particularly praise for Wikipedia. I’m glad they’re preventing the spread of misinformation about coronavirus, but – in general – Wikipedia has turned into a site that’s chock full of bias and misinformation.
- What To Do If You Are Sick (US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention)
- Tips for Staying at Home if You Are Sick (UK National Health Service)
- 7 Ways to Avoid Misinformation During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Politifact)
- World Health Organization Coronavirus Mythbusters (World Health Organization)
- The Best and Worst Coronavirus Dashboards (MIT Technology Review)
- How Wikipedia Prevents the Spread of Coronavirus Misinformation (Wired)
- List of Free Activities for Kids During School Closings (Kids Activities Blog)
- 8 Tips to Make Working from Home Work for You (National Public Radio)
- COVID-19 could kill the for-profit science publishing model. That would be a good thing. (Los Angeles Times)
- Coronavirus outbreak changes how scientists communicate (American Association for the Advancement of Science)
- How to Manage Anxiety and Isolation During Quarantine (Anxiety and Depression Association of America)
- Coronavirus Kindness: The people offering help as the virus spreads (BBC)
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