COVID-19 Resources

Updated: 2020-05-18 ** Added a link to Science Magazine’s fact check of the “Plandemic” video.

I want to start out by saying that I am not a doctor (not the medical kind, anyways) and nothing I say here should be interpreted as medical advice. I am, however, a scientist, and I thought I could do my part by putting together a list of some resources for people who are dealing with COVID-19 and the associated lockdowns, quarantines, etc. I wanted to gather all these resources in one place for myself and other and also avoid spamming my social media with each of these things individually.

FYI: Myself and my immediate family are all safe and healthy. Vanessa and I live in Taiwan, which has done a fantastic job of controlling the spread of the COVID-19. As of March 31, there have been just over 300 cases, and no community transmission.

My personal advice for staying safe and sane:

  1. Don’t listen to me, listen to your public health authorities.
  2. Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap (sing the chorus of Toto’s Africa to yourself)
  3. Wear a cloth face covering when you are in public.(how-to)
  4. Practice social distancing
  5. Keep track of the news in moderation
  6. Spend some time each day not thinking about the pandemic

How to help out (NEW)

Understanding what is going on

Staying safe:

Staying sane:

This is a tough time and it’s totally normal to be scared or worried. Few people alive remember a crisis like this. On top of all that, many of us are quite literally isolated and physically separated from our usual support networks. Hopefully some of these things will help.

Sciencey activities you can do at home

If you’re stuck in the house all day, you might as well try to do some cool science. I am a theoretical physicist because I am not good in the lab, but fortunately other people have figured out that there are tons of ways you can do some science at home, especially if you have kids.

Anything missing?

If you have suggestions for things to add to this page, please send them my way.