The National Guard. (2020, Mar. 14). New York National Guard. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/thenationalguard/49667734346. Used under the Creative Commons License.
First, some mild disambiguation: "coronavirus" is a general term for viruses similar to the flu that can be transmitted from person to person. The 2019-20 corona virus is a variant on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS. The U.S. Center for Disease Control has "named [it] “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”)."
It is critically important to note that the CDC urges calm in the face of a pandemic virus. Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, puts the situation in a helpful perspective in an episode of On Assignment with Richard Engel (linked in the Audio and Video tab below): "Right now, you shouldn't be panicking. But to deny that there's a threat is being unrealistic." Hence a need for a page offering fact-based information about the virus. Below you will find information about it from different sources, as well as updates on what is being done around the world to prevent its spread and educate the public about it.
A quick, highly specific note: there has been a trend of people ingesting Clorox cleaning products in an attempt to flush foreign contagions out of their bodies. The Clorox Company has issued a warning not to do this -- doing so can cause serious health complications.
CDC main COVID-19 page:
Prevention and Preparation:
Resources for the community:
Carl Mueller. (2017, Feb. 10). Washington DC. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/carl_mueller/32618717840. Used under the Creative Commons License.
U.S. Army Material Command. (2013, Sept. 12). Research Fellow Dr. Young Joon Seol Works on a Project to Print Experimental Muscle Tissue for Reconstructive Surgery. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/armymaterielcommand/14604753735. Used under the Creative Commons License.
Mick Baker. (2013, Mar. 19). Yesterday's News. Retrieved from https://www.flickr.com/photos/36593372@N04/8573457815. Used under the Creative Commons License.
Television news pages dedicated to coronavirus:
Print and digital newspaper databases (access restricted to current WSU students, staff, and faculty):
Dr. Seema Yasmin (Stanford University):
Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak. Netflix documentary, 2020. Netflix subscription required; not available through WSU University Libraries.
lapalabraingrata. (2008, Jul. 24). La Musica que Llega muy a lo Lejos del Punto mas Pequino. Retrieved from https://flickr.com/photos/homerson/2701283097. Used under the Creative Commons License.
Clinical news & updates:
Rachel Maddow. (2010, Dec. 22). Richard Engel, Never Without A Story. Retrieved from https://flickr.com/photos/therachelmaddowshow/5298849340/. Used under the Creative Commons License.
On Assignment with Richard Engel: "Pandemic", aired 4/12/20:
On Assignment with Richard Engel: "Outbreak", aired 3/8/20: