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  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:55 PM | Heather Rabinowitz (Administrator)

    THE RISKS - KNOW THEM - AVOID THEM
    https://www.erinbromage.com/post/the-risks-know-them-avoid-them
    About the Author - Professor Erin Bromage

    A Comparative Immunologist and Professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

    When teaching undergraduate courses Dr. Bromage uses current disease examples as a common thread throughout the course. With Covid-19 appearing at the start of the semester, he and his students developed and continue to update a huge notice board of information outside his laboratory, tracking the pathogen’s progression. He also writes a blog to make science accessible to the general public.

    Comments from his readers:

    from nickr: Dr. Bromage, has organized the salient data and presented them in flatly rational and digestible terms that simply *make sense* . . . but have until now not seen anywhere on the Internet.

    You should not be surprised at the response to your posts about staying safe and what the *actual* numbers are, not the distorted crap that seems to be the pablum being fed to the masses by people with massive agendas or simply massive disinformation.

    Based on your posts I can email my friends and family with reassuring information about how (and when) to wear PPE and how not to be freaked out by trips to the grocery store.

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    From Edward W. Hackett:
    So good to hear from you. I am sure that those of us without a medical background appreciate your clear explanations of what is occurring and what we have to look forward to in the near future.

    Thank you.

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    From jknousak: Nothing better now -- or ever -- than a doctor of philosophy (aka Ph.D.) of science who can write the science for the Average Jo. Kudos, Professor and Thank you.

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    From Rhonda Hayes: Thank you for this article Dr. Bromage!! So glad to be able to read about the spread of COVID-19 in layman's terms. I will definitely share this with friends and family.

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    ©2020 by Erin Bromage PhD: Disease musings. Proudly created with Wix.com


  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020 2:54 PM | Bryan Casey (Administrator)

    The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Microsoft have developed a coronavirus self-test chat-bot called “CLARA.”

    CLARA walks you through a series of screening questions designed to tell you whether you should:

    • Rest easy
    • Call a doctor, or 
    • Call 911 for an ambulance right away.

    The chat-bot can be launched by clicking the “Coronavirus Self-Checker” located at this URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

    IMPORTANT NOTE:  This test WILL NOT tell you if you have Coronavirus. It simply helps you know if you should seek medical attention. 
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