physical health in a pandemic - the basics

Just for Kids: A Comic Exploring the Coronavirus, NPR

 

Talking about coronavirus with children: How much information, how soon, for our children? Stuff NZ

Handwashing remains the #1 tip for preventing the spread of Coronavirus. It’s common sense and it works. However, it must be done properly and with soap and water. When soap and water are not available, the next best option is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. The five steps needed for effective handwashing. FamilyDoctor.org

The speed at which the outbreak plays out matters hugely for its consequences. What epidemiologists fear most is the health care system becoming overwhelmed by a sudden explosion of illness that requires more people to be hospitalized than it can handle. In that scenario, more people will die because there won’t be enough hospital beds or ventilators to keep them alive. How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart, Vox

Symptom comparison guide: Coronavirus, Cold, and Flu

Images from "What to Do in a Pandemic - Our Cousins Know," by Ricardo Levins Morales. 

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