After weeks of researching an preparing, the Covid19 wave has hit the United States. We had China, then Italy, then Spain bearing the initial impact of the wave of Covid19, but their warnings were either disbelieved or willfully ignored. We had time for our government to prepare but we didn't have the political will or attention to listen to the virologists, epidemiologists and public health specialists who forecasted what we'd need.
In this short blog we will share key resources for others to use to track the pandemic. First and foremost, this incredible resource includes Covid19 information in a wide range of languages. The Covid Health Literacy Project translates basic and vital information into 37 languages.
Many have already found and rely upon the Johns Hopkins dashboardshowing the number of Covid19 cases across the world on a heat map, but also breaking down the number diagnosed, number dead and number recovered by country (and in some cases by city). The dashboard also tracks number of new cases, log scale and number of cumulative cases in easy to read graphs.
We will continue to aggregate resources on Covid-19 with our next post covering the remarkable state of affairs in Covid-19 testing, PPE and ventilators and the unprecedented global effort to use FabLabs and MakerSpaces to fill the gap in critical equipment to fight the pandemic.
Dr. Daniel Kimani is a trained and licensed medical officer in Kenya, holding a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery, and a post-graduate certificate on basic oncology training. Dr. Kimani is the founder of the Global Cancer Care and Research Institute, and is an expert in clinical colposcopy — a procedure to examine the cervix, vagina, and vulva.