A COVID-19 READER

The biomedical science behind the emergence, spread, impact and management of COVID-19, using an emerging infectious disease framework as a lens to examine the disease and its attributes.

Micrognome comes out of retirement

In challenging times the new normal is to dig deep into our reserves. On one such foray, I was able to track down the MicroGome, who has been out of touch for a long time since. Never mind the reason he was hors de combat. He has agreed to step out of his cave, emerge […]

GroundsWell: staying focussed in the time of COVID-19

Information overloaded? Anxious about the impact of COVID?

Here are some simple mental health maintenance tools based on the art of regular self-examination, developed with a group of friends and colleagues. They come in the form of a list of three simple questions to ask yourself at the start of each day, and to review at the end of each week. This should take no more than 30 seconds.

COVID – 5 facts

An infectious disease attributed to the SARS-CoV-2 RNA virus. Transmitted via droplets of respiratory secretions directly to close contacts, or indirectly via hands and subsequent facial contact, or possibly via contact with contaminated inanimate surfaces.

Apocalypse? Not yet.

It’s hard to pick the fact from fiction and half-truth in media reports on COVID-19. Social and mass media have combined to create an information overload, and may have difficulty explaining the more extreme predictions they’re making about an epidemic disease whose individual clinical impact and community impact seem grossly out of propotion.  This blog […]