COVID Resources page

DATA SITES

Here are my go to pages, for how we and the world are doing.

John Hopkins GIS site is the most uptodate on numbers around the world

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

NM’s Covid site is the best for what is happening here in NM – check out your own dept of health if you live in another state https://cv.nmhealth.org/

WHO situation reports Updated daily – the numbers lag behind the John Hopkins site, but they have lots of other resources that they link you to in the different situation reports.

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

Unfortunately, the US CDC site is close to useless – except below I will add in some Covid at-home links from the CDC that are partly useful with caveats. They also don’t update on the weekends!!!

 

PROTECT YOURSELF

DIY face coverings/masks

Pattern here.

Use one of these best materials for a diy facemask.

No sew mask (cut up an old tshirt). (On this one double the material and put a twist tie in the fold area to make a nose molding wire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-gjBR_TT2w&feature=emb_rel_end

Disinfectants

Soap and hot water works the best because the virus has a fatty envelope and is the most practical. If you disinfect also you need to rinse away the soap because it neutralizes some disinfectants like bleach. If the surface is super clean, then you can use just disinfectant.

The virus lives longer on hard surfaces than on soft surfaces. Disinfecting surfaces with disinfectant  after cleaning with soap and water will kill the virus. Disinfectants that work are; Bleach (5 tablespoons in a gallon water or 4 teaspoons in a quart); Ethyl or rubbing alcohol (60-90% in water – check the bottle to see starting % then use math!); Hydrogen peroxide (3% is how you can commonly buy it. Use it straight and leave on surface for 6-8 minutes).