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Reputable and Official sources of COVID-19 information

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lucky 2

Hi all,

 

There is concern from many members that information posted on the boards may not be accurate, either over or under reacting to the current situation.

 

This thread is for members to post links to up to date information.

Admin will be able to review the links tomorrow.

 

This is a challenging time and I'd encourage all of us to seek the most accurate and clear information available (If we can find it!) and remind all not to rely on opinions posted on the forums.

 

Please post links. :)

 

Kind regards,

 

lucky 2

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Department of Health Australia

 

Download the Govt Coronavirus App for up-to-date inormation

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Hibiscus123

Thanks for starting this thread. I mentioned in another thread that I didn’t think there was enough leadership on this issue. On a personal level it’s meant that I feel quite anxious about making the right decisions for my family. I don’t feel there is enough Australian-specific information for me to weigh up the risks.

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lozoodle

Thanks for this. My general rule is anything on facebook I take with a massive grain of salt... because usually its fkn bullsh*t anyway haha

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.Jerry.

In my job (public school principal) I have been advised to use only information on the state government Health Department website.

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Tall Poppy

NSW DofE are preparing a briefing for schools now for tomorrow. It should be interesting, I’m hoping it is made publicly available and not just for school executives.

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Soontobegran

In my job (public school principal) I have been advised to use only information on the state government Health Department website.

 

It is the only one I trust too.

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Freddie'sMum

I subscribe to the Sydney Morning Herald and I also read the NZ papers - stuff.co.nz. They are both owned by Fairfax and the reporting is factual, accurate and non-hysterical.

 

I believe that both the SMH and stuff.co.nz do not have a paywall on any of the articles / news reports about the virus.

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Vienna

The World Health Organization website:

 

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

 

Elsevier has a free resource centre, including podcasts and videos:

 

https://www.elsevier.com/connect/coronavirus-information-center

 

The Lancet also has a free resource centre:

 

https://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus?dgcid=kr_pop-up_tlcoronavirus20

 

Some non-expert sites I've seen have cited articles from the Lancet to support their claims, but when I have read the original articles, the article does not necessarily support what the website is saying.

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rob^2

Does anyone know where I can get an up-to-date depiction of "the curve" for Australia (number of cases versus time)?

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purplekitty

Does anyone know where I can get an up-to-date depiction of "the curve" for Australia (number of cases versus time)?

I just saw this one,I'm not sure how accurate it is.

 

https://www.covid19data.com.au

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rob^2

Thanks PurpleKitty - that's exactly what I was after.

Compiled by a Freelance journalist and the site states - Data is based on media reports and verified with updates from state and federal health department

 

The numbers are what I've seen in trusted media - she's just gone to the effort of graphing them.

 

Looks like we really need to "flatten the curve" about now!

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purplekitty

Thanks PurpleKitty - that's exactly what I was after.

Compiled by a Freelance journalist and the site states - Data is based on media reports and verified with updates from state and federal health department

 

The numbers are what I've seen in trusted media - she's just gone to the effort of graphing them.

 

Looks like we really need to "flatten the curve" about now!

The numbers looked right but I didn't check it.

 

@juliette_io on Twitter.

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just roses

The ABC's Coronacast blog is excellent. I have found Dr Norman Swan to be a reliable and trustworthy source through this. He is a doctor and can helpfully explain and elaborate on official information, but he's also applying some educated, journalistic rigour by questioning/challenging decisions being made by the government/s.

 

https://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/coronacast/

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purpleduck

Would Dr John Campbell (youtube channel) count? He seems to present a very measured iteration of the facts, with some opinion but based on science and epidemiology.

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Hibiscus123

The ABC's Coronacast blog is excellent. I have found Dr Norman Swan to be a reliable and trustworthy source through this. He is a doctor and can helpfully explain and elaborate on official information, but he's also applying some educated, journalistic rigour by questioning/challenging decisions being made by the government/s.

 

https://www.abc.net....ams/coronacast/

 

thanks for this, he answers a lot of questions that I had

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Chaotic Pogo
Posted (edited)

Imperial College London

 

On why mitigation is not the answer, and suppression is needed until there is a vaccine.

 

Allegedly this paper is now changing UK policy (that information from a newspaper source, not the academic paper)

 

https://www.imperial...-16-03-2020.pdf

 

"On behalf of the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team

 

WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling

MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis

Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics

Imperial College London"

Edited by Chaotic Pogo
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null

An excellent resource for graphs and detailed analysis is https://ourworldindata.org/ . It is based on a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford.

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