NPR: The New Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For 2-3 Days — Here’s How To Clean Them

NPR: The New Coronavirus Can Live On Surfaces For 2-3 Days — Here’s How To Clean Them. “How long can the new coronavirus live on a surface, like say, a door handle, after someone infected touches it with dirty fingers? A study out this week finds that the virus can survive on hard surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours and on cardboard for up to 24 hours.”

The Guardian: Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises

The Guardian: Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, France advises. “The country’s health minister, Olivier Véran, who is a qualified doctor and neurologist, tweeted on Saturday: ‘The taking of anti-inflammatories [ibuprofen, cortisone … ] could be a factor in aggravating the infection. In case of fever, take paracetamol. If you are already taking anti-inflammatory drugs, ask your doctor’s advice.’”

Politico: Inside Jared Kushner’s coronavirus research: A wide net on a giant Facebook group

Politico: Inside Jared Kushner’s coronavirus research: A wide net on a giant Facebook group. “Just before midnight Wednesday, a doctor asked a group of fellow emergency room physicians on Facebook how they would combat the escalating coronavirus outbreak. ‘I have direct channel to person now in charge at White House,’ Kurt Kloss wrote in his post. The next morning, after hundreds of doctors responded, Kloss explained why he sought the suggestions: Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, had asked him for recommendations.”

Exclusive: Fewer poll workers, coronavirus, spark fears of election day woes in Ohio Democratic primary (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: Fewer poll workers, coronavirus, spark fears of election day woes in Ohio Democratic primary. “Nearly a quarter of Ohio’s counties are deploying fewer poll workers for the state’s Democratic primary on Tuesday than they have in previous presidential election years, raising concerns from voting-rights advocates who say the reductions could lengthen lines at the polls.”

COMIC: I Spent A Day In Coronavirus Awareness Mode. Epidemiologists, How Did I Do? (NPR)

NPR: COMIC: I Spent A Day In Coronavirus Awareness Mode. Epidemiologists, How Did I Do?. “So I spent one day last week trying to be aware of doing all the right things. I mean, how hard can it be to wash your hands a lot and avoid crowds? I followed guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization. Then I asked epidemiologists to grade me. Scroll to the end of the comic to find out how I did.”

Duke University Libraries Preservation Underground: Working From Home Options for Conservation Labs

Duke University Libraries Preservation Underground: Working From Home Options for Conservation Labs. “As the Covid-19 virus spreads, we have started planning for work that Conservation staff can do at home should we be told to stay off campus. As of this publication we have not been asked to stay home but preservation professionals prepare for the worst and hope for the best. This has been a thought provoking exercise and everyone has contributed to our brainstorming. We wanted to share what we have drafted to date in case any other labs are in a similar situation.”

Route Fifty: How to Understand Your State’s Coronavirus Numbers

Route Fifty: How to Understand Your State’s Coronavirus Numbers. “The main thing to do is orient yourself, so you know where to find the numbers. It’s different for every state. Most post a table, some write them in text, still others generate a PDF, as Massachusetts does. We’re encouraging states to publish and update a table of data, and have seen promising changes from many states, including New Jersey, Louisiana, and Colorado.”

Coronavirus and colleges: U-Haul offers free moving services to students impacted by COVID-19 outbreak (Mass Live)

Mass Live: Coronavirus and colleges: U-Haul offers free moving services to students impacted by COVID-19 outbreak. “The moving and storage business will be extending 30 days of self-storage at no cost to all college and university students impacted by unforeseen changes to their campuses’ schedules, according to a statement from company President John Taylor.”

Administration for Community Living: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Administration for Community Living: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “As guidance is updated, ACL will post or link to it on this page and share it through the ACL Updates email service. In addition, ACL recommends following the guidance issued by state and local health departments, and watch the CDC website for the latest national information.” This page appears to be updated frequently.

Ubergizmo: You Can Now Play Pokemon GO Without Having To Leave The House

Ubergizmo: You Can Now Play Pokemon GO Without Having To Leave The House. “To prevent their players from potentially catching the virus, Niantic has announced that they will be modifying some of the game’s mechanics that will temporarily allow players to enjoy Pokemon GO from the safety of their homes, at least to a certain extent. For example, there will be an increase in the number of habitats so that players will be able to find new Pokemon GO while playing closer to their homes.”

The Verge: Activists pick up their phones and move online as coronavirus curbs protests

The Verge: Activists pick up their phones and move online as coronavirus curbs protests. “Mass protests are indefinitely on hold, some grassroots groups say, amid efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. Groups like the Sunrise Movement — which had also planned to join the Wall Street rally — are turning to online activism and phone banking to keep momentum going. Sunrise, which has pushed for a Green New Deal by occupying the offices of ranking Democrats like Nancy Pelosi, tells The Verge that it is postponing all of its mass mobilizations and in-person trainings until further notice.”

CMX Hub: A Comprehensive List of Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak

CMX Hub: A Comprehensive List of Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak.”Virtual conferences can be quite powerful, and scale to many thousands of attendees that would be very difficult to gather in-person. And online meetups and roundtables give your members an opportunity to have intimate discussions from the comfort of their home. Are they the same? No. But they do have unique benefits. So while this is a *really* difficult time for a lot of community teams and event organizers, you can also look at this as an opportunity to build your chops on running virtual events. Who knows, you might decide to keep hosting them as a complement to your physical events long after we’ve found a Covid-19 vaccine!”

CNET: Zoho offers free work-from-home software for coronavirus-careful businesses

CNET: Zoho offers free work-from-home software for coronavirus-careful businesses. “As businesses look to reduce coronavirus risks by telling workers to stay home, there’s a definite need for work-from-home options — tech that allows everyone to communicate, collaborate and remain productive. Zoho Remotely is a new suite of apps designed precisely for that purpose, and it’s free until July 1.”

PR Newswire: Elsevier Gives Full Access to its Content on its COVID-19 Information Center for PubMed Central and Other Public Health Databases to Accelerate Fight Against Coronavirus (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Elsevier Gives Full Access to its Content on its COVID-19 Information Center for PubMed Central and Other Public Health Databases to Accelerate Fight Against Coronavirus (PRESS RELEASE). “In January, Elsevier created the COVID-19 Information Center with free information in English and Mandarin on the novel coronavirus. The Information Center is updated daily with the latest research information on the virus and the disease and includes links to more than 19,500 freely available articles on ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature. Since its launch, the Information Center has been visited by more than a quarter of a million scientists, researchers, clinicians and others, 15 percent of whom are in the US.”

New York Times: He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them

This guy is making me seriously think about adding a “potato head” category to this newsletter. Didn’t quite convince me yet. New York Times: He Has 17,700 Bottles of Hand Sanitizer and Nowhere to Sell Them. “On March 1, the day after the first coronavirus death in the United States was announced, brothers Matt and Noah Colvin set out in a silver S.U.V. to pick up some hand sanitizer. Driving around Chattanooga, Tenn., they hit a Dollar Tree, then a Walmart, a Staples and a Home Depot. At each store, they cleaned out the shelves.”