[Libs-Or] COVID-19 articles from the past week

Charles Wood wuchakewu at gmail.com
Sat Feb 29 10:09:32 PST 2020


Articles this week about COVID-19 range from "Keep calm and wash your
hands," to “It is better to get through this OMG moment now rather than
later.” Here are some for your consideration and evaluation. Libraries can
be a source of valid information and a hub for communities coming together
to support each other. Perhaps someone could make a LibGuide. Do you have
any ideas? If so, please discuss and share links to information you have
evaluated that might help others. Also, if you think any of these sources
are bad, please let us know. As librarians, we can choose which information
will best inform and unite our communities to weather this reality together.

Oregon Health Officials Confirm First Case Of Novel Coronavirus
ALA recommends this article: How to prepare for coronavirus in the U.S.
(Spoiler: Not sick? No need to wear a mask.) https://tinyurl.com/st8slk8 Center
for Disease Control COVID-19 page:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html What Public Libraries
Need To Know About the Coronavirus https://tinyurl.com/vwyzj27 Here is one
from Australia: Past Time to Tell the Public: “It Will Probably Go
Pandemic, and We Should All Prepare Now” https://tinyurl.com/vcsppvm From
the article, "Suggesting things people can do to prepare for a possible
hard time to come doesn’t just get them better prepared logistically. It
also helps get them better prepared emotionally. It helps get them through
the Oh My God (OMG) moment everyone needs to have, and needs to get
through, preferably without being accused of hysteria.... It is better to
get through this OMG moment now rather than later." March 25th NLM webinar:
https://tinyurl.com/vk2h7lc Stat News is offering it’s coverage of COVID-19
for free. https://www.statnews.com/tag/coronavirus/ They are covering the
coronavirus misinformation “infodemic.” https://tinyurl.com/v8zh2r7 Escaping
Pandora’s Box — Another Novel Coronavirus https://tinyurl.com/vofzerd From
the article, “As we push ahead, we should take heart in the Hesiod version
of the Pandora myth, in which Pandora managed to prevent a single escape:
“Only Hope was left …, she remained under the lip of the jar, and did not
fly away.” This is not peer-reviewed but you can evaluate it.
Keep Calm and Wash Your Hands Gif

Thank you for those of you that helped create this list. Take what you need
and leave the rest.

Best wishes,
Charles Wood, MSLIS
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