I am going to update this post as I get new information that I think is particularly important and hopeful during all of the negative news we are receiving. This isn't just made you to feel better, these are stories that may meaningfully have an impact on reducing infections, understanding their spread, and recovery:
This wonderful visual by visual capitalist has created some nice charts for every possible vaccine and treatment for COVID so far. Let's hope several of these work!
How Do We Slow the Spread?
By far one of the best articles I have read on the topic of measures we need to enact by Pueyo. This is a great foundational article that describes what we need to do to counteract the negative consequences of COVID-19.
Testing is So Important (See Above Article for Why)- And Now it May Get a Lot Easier and Quicker:
VOX has reported some good news about testing becoming easier and quicker. We will be able to test and get results of COVID-19 in a matter of minutes instead of weeks. This will allow us to more appropriately understand what we need on the social distancing side.
Immune Patients May be a Solution
As we move to full scale testing of the population, see above, there is a good chance that we will be able to use blood from those that are immune and/or have recovered to get through this. This would not take major FDA approval as would a medication that could treat.
Increasing the Number of Ventilators in this Country
The country needs more ventilators and production capacity of these is innovating and increasing.
Please let me know what else I should be posting here.
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I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). I completed my Ph.D. in Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University.