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Don't be surprised if you're working from the kitchen table a while longer ...

CSSE/Johns Hopkins University

Stay home. Stay home, stay home, stay home.

Dr. Catherine McCarty says she can't say it often enough, and she repeated the message again this morning.

The University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth Campusepidemiologist talked about what we've learned about the coronavirus so far (enough to start work on a vaccine), the projected death toll (100,000 only in the "best case scenario") and what lessons we've already learned to carry into the future: "We should never have gone to work sick."

More resources:

There are lots of calculators out there, and they most vary by how simply they present the information, says Dr. McCarty.

This is the site that I referred to this morning for mapping the virus:

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)


This is one for the mathematically inclined:

Epidemic Calculator

Here is a clearer one:

COVID-19 mortality calculator

Kate Winslet's character explains R0 (r-naught) in this clip from the movie Contagion.

What is R0 (reproduction number) and how does it work?

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.
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