SPH COVID-19 MEDIA COVERAGE

Charlie Plain | May 27, 2020

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May 27, 2020

  • Coronavirus may never go away, even with a vaccine (The Washington Post)
  • Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Pandemic pushes more people into insurance market (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • The coronavirus has made it obvious. Teenagers should start school later. (The New York Times)
  • Osterholm reiterates that COVID-19 going dormant this summer could be bad signal (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm warns of what second COVID-19 wave could look like (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

May 26, 2020

  • Why was the U of M COVID model so ‘wrong’ about predicting deaths through Memorial Day? (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • The Risk List: Here’s what you face in each training scenario (Triathlete)
  • These parents won’t let kids return to school until there’s a coronavirus vaccine (New York Post)
  • How many people have coronavirus? Sometimes, it’s just a guess (CNN)
  • Two-thirds of Americans plan to get flu shots as pharmacies brace for surging demand amid fears the US could be hit with the seasonal virus AND a second wave of coronavirus this fall (Daily Mail)
  • Managing your child’s social media ‘hygiene’ during a time of social distancing (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt Flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers (The New York Times)
  • Fears of coronavirus second wave prompt Flu push at U.S. pharmacies, drugmakers (Reuters)

May 25, 2020

  • Rural communities face unique COVID-19 challenges (WIZM Radio – La Crosse, WI)
  • Rural communities face unique COVID-19 challenges (The Mid-West Farm Report)
  • Contact tracing won’t solve the coronavirus crisis, says this renowned epidemiologist—here’s what will (Newsweek)
  • Scientists vs politicians: The reality check for “warp speed” vaccine research (Ars Technica)

May 24, 2020

  • Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost (The Courier-Tribune – Asheboro, NC)
  • CDC combines virus tests and muddies the US pandemic picture (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Alabama hospitals are out of ICU beds, Montgomery’s mayor says. That ‘dire’ situation could crop up across rural America as states reopen. (Business Insider)

May 23, 2020

  • Meatpackers face a choice between paying the bills and risking their lives (AberdeenNews.com – SD)

May 22, 2020

  • C.D.C. test counting error leaves epidemiologists ‘really baffled’ (The New York Times)
  • COVID-19 pandemic, complaints both grow across Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Osterholm: ‘Minneapolis mask mandate could do more harm than good’ (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • As restaurants gear up to reopen in Washington, the big question is, ‘Is it safe to go out to eat?’ (The Seattle Times – WA)
  • University of Minnesota’s infectious disease center urges better use of COVID-19 testing (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 21, 2020

  • Hold off on that pub crawl as pandemic far from over: Coronovirus Q&A (Bloomberg)
  • Coronavirus testing is ‘a mess’ in the US, report says (CNN)
  • Your very detailed guide to safe summer road trips (Medium)
  • Want to see friends and family, now that COVID-19 restrictions are loosening? Here’s what to consider. (Minnesota Public Radio)

May 20, 2020

  • Let’s remember that the coronavirus is still a mystery (The New York Times)
  • Protecting a vital workforce: home health care aides (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What’s the summer guide to staying safe amid COVID-19? Good Question (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Why youth sports may have an easier time returning to action than the pros (USA Today)

May 19, 2020

  • State officials confident Minnesota will have PPE needed for COVID peak, despite health care workers concerns (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • UCare discounts Medicare premiums with COVID-19 (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Is Trump challenging Mother Nature to a duel? (The New York Times)
  • Minnesota nursing homes, already the site of 81% of COVID-19 deaths, continue taking in infected patients (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Discussing the ethics of hydroxychloroquine prescriptions for COVID-19 prevention (KARE 11 – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Virus risk factors show who is likely to land in the hospital (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 18, 2020

  • Washington community develops rural coronavirus testing model (WCSI Radio – Columbus, Indiana)
  • Coronavirus daily news updates, May 18: What to know today about COVID-19 in the Seattle area, Washington state and the nation (The Seattle Times – WA)
  • Washington community develops rural coronavirus testing model (Fox News)
  • Good Question: Can air conditioning put us at risk for COVID-19? (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Washington community develops rural coronavirus testing model (MSN)
  • COVID-19 case numbers, deaths rise in Minnesota (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • N.Y. reopens another region, urges sports to resume without fans (Bloomberg)
  • Weighing risks in parks (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Unproven stem cell products are being peddled as COVID-19 ‘therapies,’ U of M researcher reports (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Rural Americans, minorities more vulnerable to virus (Standard-Speaker – Hazleton, PA)

May 17, 2020

  • Aftershock: If coronavirus swells in a second wave later this year, will the nation be ready? (USA Today)
  • OUR VIEW: COVID-19 | Let’s live up to lessened restrictions (Mankato Free Press – MN)
  • How is MN weathering the coronavirus pandemic? Here’s a look at 7 areas (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Rural communities without a hospital struggle to fight rising coronavirus cases, deaths (Savannah Morning News – GA)

May 16, 2020

  • For new University of Minnesota grads, ceremony is virtual, but pride is real (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota officials cautious after first week with fewer COVID-19 deaths (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 15, 2020

  • Walz, U of M infectious disease and environmental health expert discuss wearing face masks (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Hospitals knew how to make money. Then coronavirus happened. (The New York Times)
  • Is that restaurant safe for dining in? Here’s how to tell amid COVID-19 in Kansas City (Kansas City Star – MO)
  • Rural communities without a hospital struggle to fight rising coronavirus cases, deaths (USA Today)
  • The Backstory: Don’t sugarcoat news. Tell the truth. Don’t over-reassure. Lessons for those leading during coronavirus. (USA Today)
  • Is it safe to go out to eat? (The New York Times)
  • How to have safe sex during a pandemic (Everyday Health)
  • ‘We’re just in the second inning’: Kashkari, Osterholm offer bleak assessment of what is yet to be wrought by COVID-19 (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

May 14, 2020

  • These 3 charts show how rural health care was weakened even before COVID-19 (PBS Newshour)
  • How much testing does the U.S. need to reopen? (The New Yorker)
  • Health experts: Reopening businesses in Minnesota will spread COVID-19, but how much? (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Covid-19 epidemic severely undermines access to substance abuse help in rural America (Daily Yonder)
  • Is Rick Bright’s apocalyptic warning right? (CNN)
  • Latest MN modeling: Major effect of quarantine is delaying COVID-19 peak, not preventing it (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • U of M’s Dr. Michael Osterholm discusses the future of the coronavirus pandemic (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • Coronavirus causing public health, economic crisis with no end in sight (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)

May 13, 2020

  • We asked doctors: Should you wear gloves to protect yourself from the coronavirus? (Allure Magazine)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm speaks with Michael Morell on “Intelligence Matters” (CBS News)
  • ’50 states and 50 different approaches:’ States scramble to hire COVID-19 contact tracers (USA Today)
  • Osterholm gives stark warning for states reopening too soon (MSN)
  • Updated MDH model shows more scenarios, higher potential COVID-19 death toll (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • For the kids? Nation’s largest youth volleyball event to proceed in June despite concerns (USA Today)
  • The Health 202: Most states lifting coronavirus lockdowns haven’t met federal guidelines for reopening (The Washington Post)
  • Why reporters need to carefully assess the evidence on COVID-19 (Global Investigative Journalism Network)
  • Stem cell therapies unproven for Covid-19 (BBC Radio – UK)

May 12, 2020

  • What coronavirus could mean for the future of long-term care facilities in Minnesota (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • COVID-19 now reaching into rural America (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 70% of US could become infected (USA Today)
  • New drug, contact tracing part of Minnesota’s next COVID-19 phase (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • My run for Congress and rushed wedding are connected (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN
  • Shady stem cell clinics are peddling ‘immune-boosting’ Covid-19 treatments (Gizmodo – Australia)

May 11, 2020

  • Trump says more testing makes U.S. ‘look bad,’ But its availability remains a concern (National Public Radio)
  • Minnesotans slip in social distancing measures as confirmed virus cases rise (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • COVID-19 expert: Coronavirus will rage ‘until it infects everybody it possibly can’ (USA Today)
  • We have to figure out how we’re going to combine everyday life and living, and dying with this virus” (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • If you must reopen your states, at least collect good data on how it turns out (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

May 10, 2020

  • Infectious Disease expert: We have to figure out how to live with the virus (NBC News)
  • ‘I’m scared to return’: Nebraska meatpacking workers and their families speak out (Omaha World-Herald  – NE)
  • Nicholas Kristof: The virus is winning (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – PA)
  • Jobs picture will get worse before improving, Mnuchin says (Bozeman Daily Chronicle – MT)
  • Lawmakers press Congress for more relief cash for rural America (Florida Phoenix)
  • Economy is reopening, but experts say nursing homes aren’t ready (Hutchinson Post – KS)
  • Minnesotans slip in social distancing measures as confirmed virus cases rise (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)

May 8, 2020

  • COVID-19 growing faster in rural areas (Alexandria Echo Press – MN)
  • Cooking for your neighbors during quarantine feels great! But is it safe? (Slate)
  • At Issue: May 10 — COVID-19 latest, what lawmakers are working on in the session’s last week (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Analysis: COVID-19 cases, deaths rising faster in rural areas (Health Policy News)
  • The Kansas economy Is reopening, and experts say nursing homes aren’t ready (KCUR Radio (NPR) – Kansas City, KS)

May 7, 2020

  • Minnesota needs up to 4,000 more workers to track COVID-19 (Star Tribune – MN)
  • Despite deep cleaning, experts still advocate social distancing, other safe practices (Newsday)
  • New coronavirus cases are rising faster in rural America. Some raise concerns as Ohio allows business to restart. (Lima News – OH)
  • University of Minnesota epidemiologist stresses patience: ‘Things are going to get worse, not better’ (KITM TV – Rochester, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, on living with COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What to know about the plan to massively expand contact tracing in Minnesota (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)

May 6, 2020

  • The Health 202: Coronavirus is shifting from urban areas to rural ones (The Washington Post)
  • The Jolt: A pandemic on the rise in rural America. And in Georgia, especially. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – GA)
  • The virus is winning (The New York Times)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm says drugs to fight COVID are in short supply (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus could eventually infect up to 70% of US population, infectious disease expert says (KIRO TV – Seattle, WA)
  • A ‘shocking’ two-thirds of patients recently hospitalized in NY had been staying home (NBC News)
  • Mounting promises on Covid-19 vaccines are fueling false expectations, experts say (STAT)
  • Public health experts say COVID-19 has exposed the ugly truths of health disparities in the U.S. (WVUE TV – New Orleans, LA)
  • Rural hospitals get financial assistance as COVID-19 exacerbates their struggles (Healthcare Financial Management Association)

May 5, 2020

  • Coronavirus becoming more contagious? No real evidence for that, despite claims in unpublished study. (Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
  • 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Nightcast: U of M infectious disease expert talks COVID-19 vaccine (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Infectious disease experts: COVID-19 dangers make social distancing still necessary (Northfield News – MN)
  • U.S. rural areas soon might be on front lines in COVID-19 pandemic (United Press International)
  • Experts predict where COVID-19 pandemic is likely to hit hardest next (Dailymotion)
  • Rural areas face challenges as COVID-19 continues to spread (KITM TV – Rochester, MN)
  • Is rural America prepared for the coronavirus? (The Hill)

May 4, 2020

  • As Trump pushes to reopen, government sees virus toll nearly doubling (The New York Times)
  • Health care experts say pandemic exposed disparities in system (WRAL TV – Raleigh, NC)
  • COVID latest threat to weakened rural health care (WebMD)
  • Coronavirus expert Dr. Osterholm questions guidelines on cloth masks, says they don’t stand up to virus’ air assault (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Menards is the latest store to require shoppers to wear face masks (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • The year of living dangerously: How we return to life outside the protective bubble (Arizona Republic – Phoenix, AZ)
  • Caution urged with COVID ‘breakthroughs’ (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (KNAU TV – Flagstaff, AR)

May 3, 2020

  • COVID-19 cases could surge in fall, last 2 years, University of Minnesota report says (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The cubicle is suddenly (and thankfully) endangered (Forbes)
  • If you’re going to open your state, please collect data (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Associated Press)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Associated Press)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Washington Times – DC)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (The Hour – Norwalk, CT)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Fox 10 Phoenix – AZ)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (The Daily Courier – Prescott, AZ)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (New Haven Register – CT)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (The Times-Union – Albany, NY)
  • Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (KGUN 9– Tucson, AZ)
  • Latest Arizona News: Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (Fox 8 Live – New Orleans, LA)
  • Latest Arizona News: Report: Arizona lagging behind in per capita health spending (WLOX Radio – Biloxi, MS)
  • Pandemic exposes budget shortfalls for local health departments (Missouri News Tribune – Jefferson City, MO)
  • UM: 18.4 million Americans may lose health insurance (Duluth News Tribune – Duluth, MN)

May 2, 2020

  • Rural hospitals prepare for two vastly different scenarios (Medscape)
  • Coronavirus report: University Of Minnesota researchers say pandemic could last up to 2 years (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M researchers detail 3 ways the coronavirus pandemic could evolve (Bring Me The News – Edina, MN)
  • If you’re going to open your state, please collect data (Yahoo! Finance)

May 1, 2020

  • Inside-out: Shops innovate to do business at a social distance (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota infectious disease experts outline 3 scenarios for COVID-19 pandemic (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Fauci’s announcement of remdesivir trial findings leaves out crucial detail (Association of Health Care Journalists)
  • Social media as a 21st-century emergency broadcast system (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Three potential futures for Covid-19: recurring small outbreaks, a monster wave, or a persistent crisis (STAT)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm tells us where we’re at in the fight against Covid-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Malls and retail stores are reopening. But shoppers may not come back (CNN)

April 30, 2020

  • Gustavus biologist, other experts say social distancing remains important (St. Peter Herald – MN)

April 29, 2020

  • As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruption, loss of health insurance in pandemic (Brinkwire)
  • Amazing scientific response (UMRA Newsletter)
  • Arrests drop in Duluth, St. Louis County, though crime rates persist (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Virus wreaks havoc among most vulnerable (Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm warns that coronavirus is airborne and easily spreadable (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Experts: People probably aren’t actually catching COVID again (Futurism)
  • A new public health crisis: caring for older adults living in nursing homes, assisted living and senior care (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Wednesday coronavirus update: 18 more MN deaths but ICU numbers soften (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • What is truly important? (The Sampson Independent – NC)

April 28, 2020

  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts for years prior to the coronavirus pandemic (Newsmax)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to the coronavirus pandemic (Michigan Radio NPR)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (WAMU Radio – Washington, DC)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (WPCC Radio – Washington, DC)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (NPR Morning Edition)
  • As many as 18.4 million Americans face disruptions and potential loss of health insurance coverage (Medical Xpress)
  • US experts identified one antibody test with 100% accuracy while 10 others have over 95%: Check them out! (The Science Times)
  • Here’s what we know about coronavirus antibodies. (Spoiler: It’s not much.) (Vice)
  • The false hope of antibody tests (The Atlantic)
  • US surpasses 1 million COVID-19 cases (The Hill)
  • As lockdowns drag on, is it OK to ease up on social distancing? (NBC News)
  • As lockdowns drag on, is it OK to ease up on social distancing? (Today)
  • As lockdowns drag on, is it OK to ease up on social distancing? (Yahoo! News)
  • Rural moms already have no place to go. The coronavirus will make the problem worse. (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Let’s get real about coronavirus tests (The New York Times)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to the coronavirus pandemic (Michigan Radio NPR)

April 27, 2020

  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (KASU Radio – Jonesboro, AR)
  • Public health labs suffered budget cuts prior to coronavirus (APM Reports – St. Paul, MN)
  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Go San Angelo – TX)
  • Arizona’s public health spending is lower than most other states’. Here’s what that means (Arizona Central – Phoenix, AZ)
  • Arizona’s public health spending is lower than most other states’. Here’s what that means (USA Today)
  • Screens in the time of COVID (Minnesota Parent)
  • Sweden puts few restrictions on public life: Could it work here? Dr Osterholm weighs in (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • It’s a marathon’: U of M’s Dr. Osterholm says we’re only at the beginning stages of fighting COVID-19 (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • National COVID-19 expert Dr. Osterholm receiving death threats (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

April 26, 2020

  • Can antibody tests help end the coronavirus pandemic? (The New York Times)
  • Epidemiologist: FDA ‘all but given up its oversight’ of coronavirus tests (The Week)
  • Our View: COVID-19: Minnesota model holds promise in virus fight (Mankato Free Press – MN)

April 25, 2020

  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Alice Echo News Journal – TX)
  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Austin-American Statesman – TX)
  • The ‘first five plays of the game’: 2015 Texas report envisions pandemic response (Stephenville Empire-Tribune TX)
  • Once cut, now crucial: Pa.’s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions (York Dispatch PA)
  • Pa. contact tracing nurses pivotal, but few remain (Standard Speaker – Hazleton, PA)
  • Minnesota COVID-19 deaths double in one week (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • 360 deaths or 22,000? Why Minnesota’s COVID-19 models are so different (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)

April 24, 2020

  • Trusted research can guide equity-focused policies addressing COVID-19 (The Hill)
  • PA slashed the ranks of its contact tracing nurses. Now, pivotal to reopening, only a few remain (The Citizens’ Voice – Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Cut, now crucial: Long cast aside as expendable, Pa.’s public health nurses are now pivotal to easing coronavirus restrictions (Bucks County Courier Times – Langhorne, PA)
  • ‘Our moon shot’: Vaccine makers go ahead with unproven candidates to meet 2021 goal – that experts say may be unrealistic (Taunton Daily Gazette – MA)
  • Infectious disease expert makes chilling prediction for states reopening amid pandemic (HuffPost)
  • An infectious disease expert on the dangers of Trump’s ‘non-scientific’ claims (PBS NewsHour)
  • Life in the time of COVID-19 (Mille Lacs Messenger – MN)
  • To fight COVID-19, are Minnesotans ready to share private data on health, location? (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Restrictions could be lifted on up to 100,000 Minnesota workers by Monday (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • The results of coronavirus ‘serosurveys’ are starting to be released. Here’s how to kick their tires (STAT)

April 23, 2020

  • 1 in 5 New Yorkers may have had COVID-19, antibody tests suggest (The New York Times)
  • Our moon shot’: Vaccine makers go ahead with unproven candidates to meet 2021 goal – that experts say may be unrealistic (USA Today)
  • The voters Trump needs most right now (The Atlantic)

April 22, 2020

  • Coming soon to Minnesota: COVID-19 testing for all (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • What does testing expansion mean for Minnesota’s Stay at Home order? (Bring Me The News)
  • The Minnesota Moonshot’: Walz, health officials announce plan to test 20,000 a day for virus (Mesabi Daily News – Virginia, MN)
  • State rolls out plan to administer as many as 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day (MinnPost)
  • Gov. Walz, University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic to make announcement about COVID-19 testing (Inforum)
  • Minnesota will soon test 20,000 per day thanks to U of M and Mayo Clinic (Pioneer Press – St. Paul)
  • Walz calls efforts to increase testing capability in Minnesota ‘great first step’ in fighting virus (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Gov. Walz, Mayo Clinic, U of M, and health systems collaborate on rapid ramping up of testing capacity (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Deaths jump to 179; Walz unveils major testing push (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Economic chaos fuels hunger and strongmen (The New York Times)
  • The fear of coronavirus and flu colliding in the fall (The New York Times)
  • New testing plan is big step toward reopening Minnesota (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm ‘States like Georgia are headed for a train wreck’ by reopening too soon (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Walz announces “breakthrough” on coronavirus testing (WDIO TV – Duluth, MN)
  • More than 23,000 seek coverage through MNsure (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Top U of M infectious disease doctor: ‘We are in the very first innings of this game’ (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

April 21, 2020

  • Antibody surveys suggesting vast undercount of coronavirus infections may be unreliable (Science Magazine)
  • Infectious disease expert: We’re only in the second inning of the pandemic (CNN)
  • What families need to know about the coronavirus antibody test (Fatherly)
  • U of M COVID-19 study on asymptomatic health care workers begins in Buffalo (KSTP TV – St. Paul, Minnesota)
  • American farmers were already hurting. Now the coronavirus slowdown might do them in (Time)
  • As virus invades rural America, the politics are beginning to scramble (Post Alley – Seattle, WA)
  • Amid mounting death toll, Minnesota officials scramble to find safe places for seniors (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Isolation a risk for vulnerable populations (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)

April 20, 2020

  • New 3D computer model shows how far a cough can spread indoors (Big Think)
  • How to do laundry while protecting yourself from coronavirus (Self)
  • Rural America’s coronavirus crisis is still emerging (News and Guts)
  • Should I call out my neighbors for not social distancing? (Rewire)
  • Infectious disease doctor says preventing spread of coronavirus is ‘about life and death’ (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Coronavirus may be too much of a challenge for MN State Fair (Pioneer Press – St. Paul)

April 19, 2020

  • Antibody test, seen as key to reopening country, does not yet deliver (Chicago Tribune – Illinois)
  • “It is harrowing. It is daunting. It is overwhelming”: The mental toll of coronavirus is crushing medical workers (Vanity Fair)
  • Antibody test, seen as key to reopening country, does not yet deliver (The New York Times)

April 18, 2020

April 17, 2020

  • Dr. Michael Osterholm has strong words on COVID-19 (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)

April 16, 2020

  • Experts: Oklahoma, among the unhealthiest states, faces heightened risks for COVID-19 (PBS Frontline)
  • Experts: Oklahoma, among the unhealthiest states, faces heightened risks for COVID-19 (Oklahoma Watch)
  • Understanding the transmission of respiratory winter viruses (Medium)
  • Big data drives Minnesota’s COVID-19 response. Take a look under the hood. (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Trump’s obsession with reopening the economy ignores public Health experts (The Intercept)

April 15, 2020

  • How expanded testing would work in Minnesota (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • Victoria County officials report no new cases, talk about reopening city (Victoria Advocate – TX)
  • Is the worst of COVID-19 behind us? (The Timberjay – Tower, MN)
  • Dr. Michael Osterholm disagrees with the president cutting funding to the WHO (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • State officials expect virus to take greater toll on racial minorities (Minnesota Public Radio)
  • ‘It really is the perfect storm’: Coronavirus comes for rural America (Politico)

April 14, 2020

  • Stay 6 feet apart, we’re told. But how far can air carry coronavirus? (The New York Times)
  • Does widespread disinfecting kill the coronavirus? It’s under debate (The New York Times)
  • Ending coronavirus lockdowns will be a dangerous process of trial and error (Science Magazine)
  • Our pandemic summer (The Atlantic)
  • Harvard Study: Some Social Distancing Measures May Be Needed Until 2022 (New York Magazine)
  • An alarming simulation shows how a single cough could spread particles through a grocery store. And it’s a perfect example of why people should wear masks in public to combat the spread of coronavirus. (Business Insider)

April 13, 2020

  • Coronavirus isn’t red state vs. blue state issue, cautions doctor (MSNBC)
  • Who are your trusted sources on COVID-19? (Duke Today – Duke University)
  • Governor wants 5,000 COVID-19 tests a day, but one major issue is getting in the way (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Animal Doctor: More on coronavirus (Tulsa World – OK)
  • University research targets social distancing compliance, mental health (Minnesota Daily – University of Minnesota)
  • With Trump eager to restart economy amid coronavirus crisis, experts implore feds for testing, tracing and a clear plan (WCED Radio – DuBois, PA)
  • To the polls in a pandemic: How Wisconsin went ahead with an election amidst a public health crisis (Wisconsin Public Radio)
  • Five-step plan for reopening business is put to the test in China (The Washington Post)

April 12, 2020

  • Sunday Morning with Paul Douglas (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • University of Minnesota lifts veil on coronavirus model 2.0 (Hutchinson Leader – MN)
  • As coronavirus spreads, here’s what you can do (Medium)
  • Most in area support COVID rules, but skeptics remain defiant (Mankato Free Press – MN)

April 11, 2020

  • Is Hibbing prepared for COVID-19? (Hibbing Daily Tribune – MN)
  • Minnesota sees more COVID-19 deaths; officials say distancing making a difference (Star Tribune – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Minnesota officials unveil modeling behind state’s COVID-19 strategy (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Economists and epidemiologists work to find a balance amid pandemic (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

April 10, 2020

  • Health In All Matters Podcast (Twin Cities Public Television)
  • Coronavirus in Minnesota: Researchers explain their method of predicting COVID-19’s potential deadliness (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • $90 trillion question: How to get people back to work (Finance & Commerce)
  • McFeely Mess podcast: ‘It will hit every small town’ (Inforum)
  • What’s been informing the state’s COVID-19 mitigation strategies? For one, this model (St. Cloud Times – MN)
  • Famed Minnesota epidemiologist says coronavirus will ‘hit every small town (Duluth News Tribune – MN)
  • University of Minnesota lifts veil on coronavirus model 2.0 (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)

April 9, 2020

  • A new study suggests 6 ft might not be enough when walking, running or biking outside (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus mystery: Disease infects more women but kills more men (The Hill)
  • The $90 trillion question is how to get people back to work ( Greenwich Time – CT)
  • Minnesota COVID-19 modelers from U will release numbers and technical info Friday (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • MDH announces COVID-19 modeling presentation for Friday (Bring Me The News – MN)

April 8, 2020

  • What you need to know about Minnesota’s ‘stay-at-home’ order (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • COVID-19 pandemic could last 12-18 months according to Dr. Osterholm (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Rate of coronavirus deaths and illness much higher among people of color (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • School of Public Health launches COVID-19 podcast to combat misinformation (Minnesota Daily – University of Minnesota)
  • Are Minnesotans better at social distancing? (The Timberjay – Tower, MN)
  • Medical modeling: Trying to predict the future of a pandemic (MPR)
  • Minnesota nursing homes launch aggressive new safety measures to control virus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • The Best of the Twin Cities (in the worst of times) (City Pages – Minneapolis, MN)

April 7, 2020

  • Governor taps team of experts for help with long-term coronavirus plan (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • COVID-19 may soon peak in three major US cities. Here’s what that means (Quartz)
  • Infectious disease expert warns coronavirus pandemic could be ‘the first inning of a 9-inning game’ (FOX News)
  • Can US avoid another lockdown if coronavirus proves to be seasonal? (Yahoo! News)
  • Nurse says she was suspended after refusing to treat coronavirus patients without a mask (USA Today)
  • MDH says model should be used to help analyze the COVID-19 situation in the moment (KTOE Radio – Mankato, MN)
  • We’ve been lucky so far. I hope we stay that way (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)

April 6, 2020

  • Nursing homes on the front line of limiting coronavirus spread among Minnesotans (MPR)
  • University of Minnesota med students team with tech startup to help health care providers with child care, chores (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Minnesota leaders call national COVID-19 model ‘overly optimistic’ (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Dr. Osterholm: “I think that the Surgeon General’s comments were absolutely irresponsible” (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Trump confronts most difficult week yet in coronavirus battle (The Hill)
  • School of Public Health created pandemic “task force” in 2006, using findings today (The Minnesota Daily – University of Minnesota-TC)
  • The U.S. knows very little about the spread of COVID-19. A Minneapolis Fed researcher has a proposal to fix that (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Former Minnesota state epidemiologist slams Surgeon General’s coronavirus comments (WWL Radio – New Orleans, LA)

April 5, 2020

  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 response shows promise in helping to slow virus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Happy thoughts and hot liquids won’t save us (The Lumberjack – Humboldt State University, CA)
  • National model lowering Minnesota’s death toll estimate for 1st wave of coronavirus pandemic (Bring Me the News – MN)
  • State of emergency for Black America (Precinct Reporter – San Bernardino, CA)
  • Minnesota details breadth of elder-care coronavirus cases (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Infected but feeling fine: the unwitting coronavirus spreaders (The Irish Times)

April 4, 2020

  • MDH releases list of long-term care facilities with COVID-19 cases (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • Coronavirus isn’t the first viral outbreak to bring life in St. Paul to a halt (Pioneer Press – St. Paul, MN)
  • Pandemic lessons need to be heeded (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Osterholm says cloth masks won’t fully protect from coronavirus (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Brace yourself for waves of coronavirus infections (The New York Times)

April 3, 2020

  • Coronavirus en Estados Unidos: la escasez de equipos médicos cruciales en el país más rico del mundo (y la “batalla” por hacerse con estos materiales) (BBC Mundo)
  • How the federal government has supported public health efforts in states so far (NPR)
  • Experts say ordering takeout is safe — here’s how to keep it healthy, too (NBC Today)
  • Chad Hartman Show: Dr. Michael Osterholm (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • How the federal government has supported public health efforts in states so far (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Should you cancel your summer vacation plans because of coronavirus? (The Dallas Morning News – TX)

April 2, 2020

  • Disease data modeling, in Minnesota and elsewhere, varies greatly (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Mayo Clinic experts discuss high COVID-19 death toll projections (Bring Me The News – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Is the coronavirus airborne? Experts can’t agree (Nature)
  • Wealthy L.A. areas have higher rates of coronavirus cases. Why those numbers are deceiving (Los Angeles Times)
  • Your View: How to stay socially connected while physically apart (The Morning Call)
  • Singapore’s coronavirus struggle shows colossal task of global containment (The New York Times)
  • Minnesota health officials continue to conceal names of senior care facilities with coronavirus (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)

April 1, 2020

  • Calm before the storm: Rural hospitals brace for the coronavirus surge (Forbes)
  • Model behavior: Estimates of COVID-19 spread ‘all over the place’ (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • When the going gets tough, the tough must be ethical (JPHMP Direct)
  • 5 tips for replenishing your ‘stay-at-home’ supplies amid coronavirus concerns (The Oregonian – Portland, OR)
  • Singapore’s coronavirus struggle shows colossal task of global containment (The New York Times)
  • Scientist who predicted pandemic blasts WHO: ‘They set us back a great deal’ (Daily Caller)
  • Minnesota’s COVID-19 deaths now stand at 12 (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Response to coronavirus driven by modeling (The Tower-Soudan Timberjay – MN)
  • The United States leads in coronavirus cases, but not pandemic response (Science)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services orders more than 200 adult day centers for seniors, people with disabilities to close (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)

March 31, 2020

  • More than 150,000 Minnesota households don’t have broadband access (Minnesota Reformer)
  • What to do when your coronavirus stockpile runs low (The Free Press – Kinston, NC)
  • What to do when your coronavirus stockpile runs low (MSN)
  • Infected but feeling fine: The unwitting coronavirus spreaders (The New York Times)
  • The Glean (MinnPost – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Could a steam bath freshen my face mask? (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)

March 30, 2020

  • ‘Really hard’ ethical choices may be needed if coronavirus cases exceed health care capacity (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • Coronavirus in the US: How all 50 states are responding to the public health emergency (USA Today)
  • COVID-19 model says Minnesota is saving tens of thousands of lives by staying home (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • Face mask shortage in stockpile becomes political issue in election year (CBS News)
  • Dr. Osterholm says defeating COVID-19 could take several months (WCCO Radio – Minneapolis, MN)
  • U of M’s Osterholm says obesity could be deadly factor in U.S. COVID-19 outbreak (Bring Me the News – MN)
  • Two new road maps lay out possible paths to end coronavirus lockdowns (Boston Globe – MA)
  • 5 stories you might have missed from over the weekend (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • 4 more coronavirus deaths in Minnesota; known cases rise to 503 (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Gas stations depend on getting customers inside. Is that a problem right now? (Marketplace)

March 29, 2020

  • Nadine Bailey: Hand washing, COVID-19 and the new normal? We will get through this (Record Searchlight – Redding, WA)
  • Two new road maps lay out possible paths to end coronavirus lockdowns (STAT)
  • How — and when — does this come to an end? (The Free Press – Mankato, MN)
  • COVID-19 model says Minnesota is saving tens of thousands of lives by staying home (St. Pioneer Press – MN)
  • One More Thing:  Farmers worry about coronavirus ahead of Spring planting  (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)

March 28, 2020

  • Advice for ag producers on proceeding during outbreak (The Country Today – Eau Claire, WI)
  • ‘Really hard’ ethical choices may be needed if coronavirus cases exceed health care capacity (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them? (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)
  • Developing the Minnesota COVID model (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Is the price of containment killing the patient? (Post Bulletin – Rochester, MN)

March 27, 2020

  • Eleven States Don’t Track Or Reveal COVID-19 Hospitalizations (KVPR Radio – Clovis, CA)
  • Experts say the U.S. needs a national shutdown ASAP — but differ on what comes next (WFDD Radio – Winston-Salem, NC)
  • UK addresses COVID-19 drugs; other Q and A (WTVQ TV – Lexington, KY)
  • Parkways around Lake Harriet to close to free space during stay-at-home order (Southwest Journal – Minneapolis, MN)
  • States and stores are banning reusable bags during COVID-19 pandemic. Is it safe to use them? (MPR News)
  • From Gates to Osterholm: The coronavirus was actually expected (MinnPost)
  • Experts say the U.S. needs a national shutdown ASAP – but differ on what comes next (NPR)
  • Health officials confront new threat to speed of testing (The Hill)
  • How can you safely grocery shop in the time of coronavirus? Here’s what experts suggest (Time)

March 26, 2020

  • The COVID-19 crisis reveals an old divide between the parties (The Atlantic)
  • Timeline of Walz executive orders due to COVID-19 (KTOE Radio – Mankato, MN)
  • Coronavirus Daily Briefing: Minnesotans urged to comply with stay at home order (KSTP TV – St. Paul, MN)
  • It’s probably too late to use South Korea’s trick for tracking coronavirus (The Daily Beast)
  • Coronavirus Update: Researchers warn of critical drug shortages if supply chain info isn’t made public (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What you need to know about Minnesota’s ‘stay-at-home’ order (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Infectious disease expert: Coronavirus will overwhelm U.S. health care system (MSNBC)
  • What data did Gov. Walz use to predict the coronavirus’ effect on MN? (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • What we’ve learned about the coronavirus — and what we still need to know (STAT)

March 25, 2020

  • Joe Rogan’s latest guest predicted just how bad the coronavirus could get (Showbiz Cheat Sheet)
  • Getting creative but remaining rigorous and scientific in responding to a pandemic (JPHMP Direct)
  • We will have a devastating recession economy until there’s widespread coronavirus testing (USA Today)
  • Walz issues ‘stay at home’ order to curb coronavirus (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • Helen Kowalski: Another perspective on virus tactics (The Chippewa Herald – Chippewa Falls, WI)
  • Case count grows to 287 as hospitals prep for surge (Fergus Falls Journal – MN)
  • Infectious disease expert: Coronavirus will overwhelm U.S. health care system (Yahoo! News)

March 24, 2020

  • Shelter-in-place strategy for coronavirus poses constitutional, economic problems (MinnPost)
  • Scheffler: We’re living through history (Minnesota Daily)
  • These are the 6 ways the coronavirus pandemic could end (The Hill)
  • What to know before you make summer vacation plans (CNN)
  • Guest editorial: Short-term crisis reveals persistent need (The Tribune Democrat – Greater Johnstown, PA)

March 23, 2020

March 22, 2020

  • The world has suffered through other deadly pandemics. But the response to coronavirus is unprecedented. (The Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
  • Coronavirus: China hid ‘silent carriers’ who make up a third of the cases in official count, claims report (MEAWW)
  • Coronavirus pandemic: What’s ‘normal’ now? What’s next? An interview with Michael Osterholm. (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
  • UMASH hosting webinar to inform producers and ag professionals on COVID-19 and proper farm responses (KEYC TV – Mankato, MN)
  • Coronavirus: When will see start seeing a decrease in Minnesota? (Bring Me the News)
  • Words To Live By: Worthy of our ancestors (Sawyer County Record – WI)

March 21, 2020

  • A COVID-19 quiz to test your knowledge of pandemic trivia (Modern Healthcare)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic could be ‘devastating’ in rural areas (Mesabi Daily News – MN)
  • Will Smith explains why social distancing is so important during coronavirus outbreak (The Blast)

March 20, 2020

  • Will Smith appears on ‘Red Table Talk’ for discussion on coronavirus (VIBE)
  • Cartwright: prepare for lengthy coronavirus pandemic (The Times-Tribune – Scranton, PA)
  • Bill Gates has been warning of a global health threat for years. Here are 11 people who seemingly predicted the coronavirus pandemic. (Business Insider)
  • Will Smith feels ‘responsible for a lot of the misinformation’ about the coronavirus because of ‘I Am Legend’ (The Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
    3/20: Understanding what works: How some countries are beating back the coronavirus (STAT)
  • Gov. Tim Walz: ‘Shelter in place’ order a tool in the ‘toolbox’ (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Jada Pinkett Smith calls emergency ‘Red Table Talk’ for the coronavirus, expert explains why it’s crucial to protect the health care system (Atlanta Black Star – GA)
  • Disease expert Mike Osterholm talks about efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. (Almanac, TPT – St. Paul, MN)
  • Covert coronavirus infections could be seeding new outbreaks (Nature)

March 19, 2020

  • Coronavirus Study: Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of COVID-19 (WJZ TV – Baltimore, MD)
  • Will Smith revisits ‘I Am Legend’ to debunk misinformation about the coronavirus (BET)
  • Mayor Sturm addresses community concerning the Coronavirus (Montevideo American-News – MN)
  • Infected people without symptoms spread CV (WJR Radio – Detroit, MI)
  • Coronavirus kills 4 family members and sickens others after a dinner in New Jersey (KCPQ TV – Seattle, WA)
  • There are now over 9,400 coronavirus cases in the U.S. (NBC2 News – Fort Meyers, FL)
  • The Smith family discusses coronavirus on ‘Red Table Talk’ (Albany Herald – GA)
  • Rep. Cartwright self-quarantines (The Citizens’ Voice – Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized (KRDO TV – Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Minnesota Department of Human Services needs emergency powers (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Coronavirus and kids: Doctors answer parents’ COVID-19 questions (Fatherly)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic could be ‘devastating’ in rural areas. (Minnesota Reformer)
  • Practical biosecurity recommendations to prevent COVID-19 in farm workers and allied operations (UMN Swine News)
  • UMN infectious disease expert: ‘This is not going to be over with by the end of the summer.’ (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • Will Smith calls family together for emergency ‘Red Table Talk’ to discuss coronavirus crisis (The New York Daily News)

March 18, 2020

  • As China’s virus cases reach zero, experts warn of second wave (Bloomberg)
  • Studies look at potential scenarios for COVID-19 in Minnesota (Bring Me the News)
  • Officials say If people don’t heed warnings, health care system might not be equipped for what’s next (WDRB TV – Louisville, KY)
  • America botched coronavirus testing. We’re about to find out just how badly. (The Daily Beast)

March 17, 2020

  • What China’s coronavirus response can teach the rest of the world (Nature)
  • The single most important lesson from the 1918 Influenza (The New York Times)

March 16, 2020

  • States are rushing to close schools. But what does the science on closures say? (The Washington Post)
  • How contagious is the coronavirus? (CBS News)
  • Asymptomatic people may be driving spread of coronavirus (WIS News TV – Columbia, SC)
  • 5 stories you might have missed from over the weekend (Rochester Post Bulletin – MN)
  • Important coverage trends for COVID-19 (The Buffalo News – NY)
  • Asymptomatic people may be driving spread of coronavirus (WVIR TV – Charlottesville, VA)
  • Coronavirus in Minnesota: WCCO viewers’ biggest COVID-19 questions, answered (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Asymptomatic people may be driving spread of coronavirus (WCJB TV – Gainesville, FL)
  • ‘Community spread’ of coronavirus confirmed in 3 of Minnesota’s 35 COVID-19 cases (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)

March 15, 2020

  • This is not going to be like a Minnesota blizzard. . . we’re talking about something that I call a coronavirus winter’ (The Duluth News Tribune)
  • Minnesota to start tracking hospital ventilators (KMSP TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Pence pledges high-speed coronavirus testing from 2,000 labs this week (The New York Times)
  • Infected people without symptoms might be driving the spread of coronavirus more than we realized (KTVK TV – Phoenix, AZ)

March 14, 2020

  • Coronavirus will hit the health system hard, and not all states are prepared (The Keene Sentinel – NH)
  • WVU chief health officer on COVID-19: It’s here. We just can’t detect it yet. (The Register-Herald – Beckley, West Virginia)
  • Coronavirus explained (The Bulletin – Bend, OR)

March 13, 2020

  • OpEd: Start thinking now about child care solutions (Willmington Biz – NC)
  • Social distancing? You might be fighting climate change, too. (The New York Times)
  • University of Minnesota leaders share global expertise and outline proactive response plans for COVID-19 (UMN News)
  • Infectious disease center launches Coronavirus Resource Center (NorthfieldNews.com – MN)
  • Coronavirus expert Michael Osterholm gave Joe Rogan a simple overview of how to stay safe (Men’s Health)
  • Doctor on Fox News goes off after listening to WH task force official on Tucker: An ‘incompetent, incoherent’ response (Media ITE)

March 12, 2020

  • Trump and Pence won’t be tested after meeting with infected Brazilian official (The New York Time)
  • Coronavirus threatens Americans with underlying conditions (The New York Times)
  • Schools are ‘deep cleaning’ to fight coronavirus. Why some experts say it’s probably a waste of time. (The Washington Post)
  • Joe Rogan’s podcast goes in-depth on coronavirus pandemic with infectious disease expert (Philly Voice – PA)
  • Michael Osterholm, internationally recognized expert in infectious disease epidemiology. (KSON Radio – San Diego, CA)
  • OMF – NBA, NHL, MLB suspend operations; Michael Osterholm with Joe Rogan (WEEI Radio – Brighton, MA)

March 11, 2020

  • One of the world’s top authorities on infectious diseases is 1975 Luther College graduate Michael Osterholm (DecorahNews.com)
  • Infectious disease “medical detective” Michael Osterholm (Real Clear Politics)
  • Why we should still try to contain the coronavirus (Los Angeles Times)
  • Facts not fear: What the Carolinas should know about coronavirus (WCNC TV – Charlotte, NC)
  • Coronavirus may be most infectious when symptoms are mildest, small study finds (LiveScience)
  • Experts skeptical that warm weather will slow COVID-19 outbreak (AccuWeather)
    When will a vaccine be ready for the COVID-19 coronavirus? (Heavy)

March 10, 2020

  • Amy Qin: China may be beating the coronavirus, at a painful cost (St. Paul Pioneer Press – MN)
  • Coachella and Stagecoach postponed, UK minister diagnosed with coronavirus (CNBC)
  • US isn’t prepared for outbreak: This is a ‘coronavirus winter, and we’re in the first week,’ disease specialist says (CNBC)
  • Coronavirus isolation tactics are ramping up in the Bay Area. When does it end? (San Francisco Chronicle – CA)
  • The disease expert who warned us (CNN)
  • Contact tracing is key to America’s coronavirus strategy. What happens if it stops working well? (KRDO TV – Colorado Springs, CO)
  • Why older and chronically ill Americans are at greatest risk from coronavirus (The Washington Post)
  • Coronavirus patients not contagious after 10 days of symptoms, even though viral shedding lasts for weeks (MEAWW)

March 9, 2020

  • GELFAND: On the Intersection of Coronavirus and Sport (Zone Coverage)
  • People ‘shed’ high levels of coronavirus, study finds, but most are likely not infectious after recovery begins (STAT)
  • Schools close over coronavirus threat, raising concerns about disruption (Indianapolis Business Journal)
  • Over 60? Experts urge these lifestyle changes to avoid the coronavirus (Yahoo! Finance)
  • Editorial roundup: Virus will test Minnesota’s strong public health system (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)

March 8, 2020

  • As coronavirus spreads, should you cancel vacation? (NNY360)
  • Italy’s auto industry adapts to havoc caused by expanded virus rules (Automotive News Europe)
  • Italian Prime Minister quarantines north including Venice, Milan to stop coronavirus spread (WTVD TV – Raleigh, NC)
  • Italy’s drastic containment rules don’t seem to have changed life much (Bloomberg-Quint)

March 7, 2020

  • With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Salon)
  • Coronavirus: Tracking down people in contact with infected at airport gates ‘virtually impossible’ – Director-General (Newshub)
  • Virus will test Minnesota’s strong public health system (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • China may be beating the coronavirus, at a painful cost (The New York Times)
  • New CDC guidance says older adults should ‘stay at home as much as possible’ due to coronavirus (WINK TV – Fort Myers, FL)
  • With virus cases in Wash. state and Utah, Idaho braces for outbreak (Idaho State Journal)
  • As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic (WFMJ TV – Youngstown, OH)
  • The coronavirus outbreak sure looks like a pandemic, except to the World Health Organization (Los Angeles Times)
  • As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic (The New York Times)
  • As virus outbreaks multiply, UN declines to declare pandemic (ABC News)
  • Jeff Jacobs: UConn women fans not letting coronavirus outbreak keep them from their Huskies (The Middletown Press – CT)
  • Thousands held on cruise ship off US west coast as scientists say: ‘This is now a pandemic’ (The Guardian)

March 6, 2020

  • Can China’s COVID-19 strategy work elsewhere? (Science Magazine)
  • ‘Do we really want to close schools?’ U.S. authorities resist coronavirus closures (Reuters – UK)
  • CDC says adults over 60 should ‘stay at home as much as possible’ due to coronavirus (KMOV TV – St. Louis, MO)
  • New CDC guidance says older adults should ‘stay at home as much as possible’ due to coronavirus (WBND TV – South Bend, IN)
  • With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Muskogee Phoenix – OK)
  • With coronavirus lurking, conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Kaiser Health News)
  • CDC: Older people should stay home when possible (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – PA)
  • U.S. coronavirus fatality rate could be lower than global rate so far (The Washington Post)
  • The complicated business of closing schools because of coronavirus (Newsweek)
  • Health experts answer your coronavirus questions (CBS News)
  • With coronavirus lurking, Seattle conferences wrestle with whether to cancel (Patch – Seattle, WA)
  • Coronavirus: What health experts say you need to know (Yahoo! News)

March 5, 2020

March 4, 2020

  • Tough coronavirus prevention advice: Don’t touch your face (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Fryer: Preparing for coronavirus (Rutland Herald – VT)
  • Response in China slowed outbreak of coronavirus — but experts caution against extreme measures in Seattle (The Seattle Times – WA)

March 3, 2020

  • Coronavirus means ‘back to the basics of public health,’ says U Of M’s Dr. Michael Osterholm (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • It’s too late for the U.S. to fight the spread of coronavirus with domestic travel restrictions (Fortune)
  • Coronavirus Briefing: What happened today (The New York Times)
  • It’s too late for US to fight virus with domestic travel curbs (Janesville Gazette – WI)
  • DNC 2020 officials monitoring coronavirus as Milwaukee prepares to host 50,000 visitors in July (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WI)
  • One woman’s miserable experience trying to get tested for the coronavirus (MarketWatch)

March 2, 2020

  • It’s too late to fight coronavirus by curbing U.S. travel (Bloomberg)
  • In an exchange about coronavirus, homeland security chief gets flu mortality rate wrong (Kaiser Health News)
  • China’s aggressive measures have slowed the coronavirus. They may not work in other countries (Science Magazine)
  • As coronavirus numbers rise, C.D.C. testing comes under fire (The New York Times)
  • A kiss is just a kiss — except when it spreads a virus (The Japan Times)

March 1, 2020

  • Covid-19: Don’t bank on epidemic easing in the summer, scientists say (Today Online)
  • U Of M health expert on coronavirus: Don’t panic, but prepare (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 29, 2020

  • Minnesota infectious disease expert discusses how to prepare for coronavirus (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 28, 2020

  • What the new phase of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. means for you (Science News)
  • Lack of accurate coronavirus tests sets back effort to limit infections (Los Angeles Times)
  • Some commonsense tips to prepare for the spread of coronavirus (MinnPost)
  • Widespread coronavirus cases could tax U.S. hospitals (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Face mask shortage danger as coronavirus has people gobbling them up (WTHR TV – Indianapolis, IN)
  • Four new coronavirus cases in Pacific Northwest suggest community spread of the disease (STAT)
  • How ready are we for COVID-19? (PBS)
  • Women say they’re washing their hands significantly more than men as the coronavirus spreads around the world (Business Insider)
  • Trump’s biggest test: Coronavirus (U.S. News & World Report)

FEBRUARY 27, 2020

  • Coronavirus: What you need to know to prepare for a covid-19 pandemic (New Scientist)
  • Dow plunges to biggest loss in history on coronavirus fears (U.S. News & World Report)
  • The Denier-In-Chief won’t be able to deny coronavirus (Hartford Courant – CT)
  • Minnesota health officials prepare for coronavirus, say citizens should too (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Coronavirus planning: What you should know now (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • After mystery coronavirus case in California, health officials go into detective mode (NBC News)

FEBRUARY 26, 2020

  • This virus is no laughing matter (Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com – St. Paul, MN)
  • They were infected with the coronavirus. They never showed signs. (The New York Times)
  • What to know about the coronavirus (The Hill)
  • Trump is headed for a political reckoning as his response to the coronavirus paints a grim picture of his ability to handle a pandemic (Business Insider)
  • The 1-meter rule: virologists pan high fives, ‘bro hugs,’ and kissing as the coronavirus spreads (Fortune)
  • Italians urged to avoid ‘double kiss’ for fear greeting could spread Coronavirus (Daily Star – UK)
  • Connecticut officials preparing for coronavirus to spread (New Haven Register – CT)

FEBRUARY 25, 2020

  • CDC: Prepare for coronavirus to spread in U.S. (KARE TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Many of the U.S. coronavirus cases have been relatively mild, and other answers to questions (Omaha World-Herald – NE)
  • COVID-19: Time to ‘take the risk of scaring people’ (Medscape)
  • Public health experts raise alarm as coronavirus spreads (The Hill)
  • Minnesota experts: It’s time families plan for COVID-19 outbreak (Albert Lea Tribune – MN)
  • Spread of coronavirus in U.S. could close schools, shut down public gatherings, force people to work remotely (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – WI)
  • “We are at a turning point”: The coronavirus outbreak is looking more like a pandemic (Vox)
  • A kiss is just a kiss except when it spreads the coronavirus (Bloomberg)

FEBRUARY 24, 2020

  • Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (The Louisiana Weekly)
  • As Trump paints rosy picture of coronavirus, his own health officials sound alarm (NBC News)
  • Is the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic yet? (The New York Times)
  • U of M disease expert: Coronavirus won’t be contained, so here’s what to do (Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal)
  • Spreading across continents, a lethal virus tests a fraying global order (The New York Times)
  • Coronavirus spreads outside China, fueling health expert fears of global pandemic: ‘It’s already out’ (The Blaze)
  • Public health expert shares suggestions on how to manage a pandemic (NPR)
  • Public health expert shares suggestions on how to manage a pandemic (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Public health expert shares suggestions on how to manage a pandemic (CapRadio NPR – CA)

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

  • Coronavirus outcomes range from pandemic to a new flu, experts say (Business Mirror – PH)
  • There was no vaccine for Sars or Mers. Will there be one for the new coronavirus? (South China Morning Post)

FEBRUARY 21, 2020

  • White House fears coronavirus could shape Trump’s 2020 fortunes (Politico)
  • Coronavirus name splits scientists (Science Magazine)
  • The coronavirus is picking up steam outside China, narrowing chances of eliminating it (STAT News)
  • With 4 deaths in Iran and more cases on 3 continents, fears of coronavirus pandemic rise (The New York Times)
  • Novel coronavirus: Study suggests multiple shedding routes (Medscape)
  • How not to panic over the Wuhan virus (or Russia) (The Wall Street Journal)
  • U of M launches website dedicated to the coronavirus (KTOE Radio – Mankato, MN)
  • Why Singapore’s admired coronavirus playbook can’t be replicated (Japan Times)

FEBRUARY 20, 2020

  • Sharp fall in new Chinese coronavirus cases, but is it only because of new counting method? (Today Online)
  • Coronavirus: Numbers dip sharply as China now excludes positive cases with no symptoms from confirmed tally (MEAWW.com)
  • Experts say confusion over coronavirus case count in China is muddying picture of spread (STAT News)
  • No US coronavirus cases were caught by airport temperature checks. Here’s what has worked (The Mercury News – San Jose, CA)
  • CIDRAP launches Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center (UMN News)
  • U Of M launches novel coronavirus resource center (WCCO TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 19, 2020

  • The Health 202: Drugmakers are developing a coronavirus vaccine. That’s a sign the disease will be around a long time. (The Washington Post)
  • No U.S. coronavirus cases were caught by airport temperature checks. Here’s what has worked. (KEZI TV – Springfield, OR)
  • China claims new coronavirus cases are tapering off, but some experts warn of a ‘rebound’ (WBUR Radio – Boston, MA)
  • Coronavirus claims the lives of two passengers from Diamond Princess cruise ship, Japan Media says (The Washington Post)

FEBRUARY 18, 2020

  • Cambodia’s coronavirus complacency may exact a global toll (The New York Times)
  • Coronavirus outcomes range From pandemic to a new flu, experts say (Bloomberg)
  • Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (Citrus County Chronicle – Crystal River, FL)

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

  • ‘The disruption is enormous.’ Coronavirus epidemic snarls science worldwide (Science)

FEBRUARY 15, 2020

  • Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (Merced Sun-Star – CA)

FEBRUARY 14, 2020

  • Facts vs. fears: Five things to help weigh your coronavirus risk (Kaiser Health News)
  • How bad will the Wuhan coronavirus get? New research paints an alarming picture (Fast Company)

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

  • In business vs. coronavirus, coronavirus is winning (Fortune)
  • Health-care workers are the front-line warriors against coronavirus. We must protect them. (The Washington Post)
  • ‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Why Covid-19 deaths will keep rising even as the coronavirus outbreak wanes (Fortune)

FEBRUARY 12, 2020

  • Update: ‘A bit chaotic.’ Christening of new coronavirus and its disease name create confusion (Science)

FEBRUARY 11, 2020

  • Coronavirus researchers are using high-tech methods to predict where the virus might go next (Time)
  • Trump says that the EU was created to treat the US ‘badly’ and that coronavirus ‘will go away in April’ (The Indy 100/The Independent – UK)

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

  • Will summer kill the coronavirus? (Fortune)
  • The New West: Prominent public health official shares frank thoughts about Chronic Wasting Disease (Explore Big Sky – MT)

FEBRUARY 9, 2020

  • Epidemic forecasts are often wrong but can be useful (Japan Today)

FEBRUARY 8, 2020

  • WHO cautions that transmission of the new coronavirus outside of China could increase (STAT)

FEBRUARY 7, 2020

  • Hong Kong residents hoard toilet paper, noodles as coronavirus fears mount (Nasdaq)

FEBRUARY 6, 2020

  • Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn’t contained (PBS News Hour)
  • Man vs. Microbe: We’re not ready for the next global virus outbreak (Bloomberg)
  • How have we contained epidemics like the novel coronavirus in the past? (Vice)
  • Peak coronavirus? Epidemic forecasts are often wrong but can be useful (Reuters)
  • Peak coronavirus? Epidemic forecasts are often wrong but can be useful (The New York Times)

FEBRUARY 5, 2020

  • What the worst case of a coronavirus pandemic might look like (The Daily Beast)
  • Where to learn more about coronavirus and influenza: Three book ideas (Forbes)
  • Coronavirus pandemic worst-case scenario is ugly, experts say (News Parliament)
  • Infectious disease expert says we’re ‘ill-prepared’ for coronavirus (KARE 11 TV – Minneapolis, MN)

FEBRUARY 4, 2020

  • Experts envision two scenarios if the new coronavirus isn’t contained (STAT)
  • Why we are so ill-prepared for a possible pandemic like coronavirus (Time)
  • Past outbreaks provide a roadmap for U.S. government response to coronavirus threat (Time)
  • Past outbreaks provide a roadmap for U.S. government response to coronavirus threat (Yahoo! News)
  • China is about to find out whether its mass quarantine worked (Bloomberg)
  • China is about to find out whether its mass quarantine worked (Yahoo! Finance)

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

  • Feds declare public-health emergency over coronavirus outbreak, airlines stop flights and Sea-Tac becomes a screening site (The Seattle Times – WA)
  • Public health officials offer scant details on U.S. coronavirus patients (California Healthline)
  • Health officials err on side of caution to contain viral outbreak (The Wall Street Journal)

FEBRUARY 2, 2020

  • Is the US health system prepared for a novel coronavirus outbreak? (Medical Daily)
  • Public health officials offer scant details on U.S. coronavirus patients (The Connecticut Mirror)

FEBRUARY 1, 2020

  • How prepared is the US health system for a major coronavirus outbreak? (LimaOhio.com)
  • Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport’s quarantine station is on guard (Minneapolis Star Tribune – MN)
  • Wuhan coronavirus ‘super-spreaders’ could be wildcards (Wired)
  • How the feds missed their opportunity at a coronavirus vaccine (AsumeTech)

JANUARY 31, 2020

  • Trump administration restricts entry into U.S. from China (The New York Times)
  • How the feds missed their chance at a coronavirus vaccine (Politico)
  • Is it time to worry about coronavirus yet? (MinnPost)
  • Coronavirus Update, Invasive Species. Jan 31, 2020, Part 1 (Science Friday)
  • Trump administration restricts entry into U.S. from China (The Seattle Times – WA)

JANUARY 30, 2020

  • Limited data may be skewing assumptions about severity of coronavirus outbreak, experts say (STAT)
  • University of Minnesota doctor weighs in on coronavirus global health emergency (FOX 9 TV – Minneapolis, MN)

JANUARY 29, 2020

  • As coronavirus spreads, researchers race to develop a vaccine (NBC News)
  • Escalating outbreak heaps pressure on world health watchdog (Bloomberg)
  • Coronavirus is no Ebola, and that presents a different problem (Midland Reporter-Telegram – TX)
  • As coronavirus explodes in China, countries struggle to control its spread (The New York Times)
  • Worrying about coronavirus? This other virus is the real threat. (The Philadelphia Inquirer – PA)
  • Escalating outbreak heaps pressure on world health watchdog (Bloomberg/Quint)
  • Escalating outbreak heaps pressure on World Health Organization (BNN Bloomberg – CAN)
  • Why are we so terrified of coronavirus? (Ellwood City Ledger – PA)

JANUARY 28, 2020

  • Can the new coronavirus be stopped? (WebMD)
  • Can the new coronavirus be stopped? (Medscape)
  • Why are we so terrified of coronavirus? (The Register-Guard – Eugene, OR)
  • Coronavirus a growing threat to global supply chains – pharma being hit first (The Loadstar)
  • As the coronavirus spreads, familiar questions on emergency preparedness resurface (MPR News)

JANUARY 27, 2020

  • Fear of coronavirus grows, but another virus has already killed 6,000 in U.S. (Mass Live)
  • Authorities say Chinese coronavirus could spread before symptoms show (Nature World News)

JANUARY 26, 2020

  • As coronavirus fears intensify, effectiveness of quarantines is questioned (The New York Times)
  • More U.S. coronavirus cases emerge, as China’s death toll rises (The New York Times)
  • China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show – calling into question US containment strategy (Gwinnett Daily Post – Lawrenceville, GA)
  • China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question U.S. containment strategy (WJW FOX 8 TV – Cleveland, OH)
  • China says coronavirus can spread before symptoms show — calling into question US containment strategy (KCPQ-TV – Seattle, WA)

JANUARY 25, 2020

  • Disease detectives hunting down more information about ‘super spreader’ of Wuhan coronavirus (WKTV-TV – Utica, NY)
  • In New York City’s Chinatown, residents and doctors brace for coronavirus’ arrival (Los Angeles Times)

JANUARY 24, 2020

  • How worried should we be about coronavirus? (Mpls.St.Paul Magazine – MN)
  • Four “generations” of spread seen with virus in China, alarming experts (Scientific American)
  • Coronavirus terrifies us, but another virus has already killed 6,000 in US (The Walton Sun – Walton Beach, FL)
  • Bats and sneezing camels: A tale of two viruses (Med News Ledger)
  • Something far deadlier than the Wuhan coronavirus lurks near you, right here in America (USA Today)
  • Coronavirus will impact supply chains around the world within days to week: Infectious disease expert (CNBC)
  • Bats and sneezing camels: A tale of two viruses (CBC – CAN)
  • Stock market live updates: Dow drops, Coronavirus fears take over, Boeing reversal (CNBC)

JANUARY 23, 2020

  • Disease detectives hunting down more information about ‘super spreader’ of Wuhan coronavirus (KTVZ-TV – Bend, OR)
  • Four ‘generations’ of spread seen with virus in China, alarming experts (STAT)
  • Minnesota disease expert says coronavirus spread unlikely but would have high consequence (WCCO-TV – Minneapolis, MN)
  • Coronavirus is spreading, but W.H.O. says itʼs not a global emergency (The New York Times)
  • The coronavirus should be a wake-up call for Congress (New York Magazine)

JANUARY 22, 2020

  • Could China’s new coronavirus become a global epidemic? (Wired)
  • How worried should you be about this coronavirus outbreak? (MinnPost)
  • China coronavirus update: What it is, how dangerous it is, what is being done (Biospace)
  • There is a deadly coronavirus sweeping through south east Asia: could it be the next Sars? (The Telegraph – UK)

JANUARY 21, 2020

  • First case of coronavirus from China confirmed in U.S. (KGET-TV – Bakersfield, CA)
  • CDC confirms first US case of Wuhan coronavirus (Healio)
  • 1st case of coronavirus from China confirmed in U.S. (WRCB-TV – Chattanooga, TN)
  • WHO raises possibility of ‘sustained’ human-to-human transmission of new virus in China (STAT)
  • 1st case of coronavirus from China confirmed in U.S. (NBC News)
  • Coronavirus outbreak: What to know, and should the U.S. be worried? (KARE-TV – Minneapolis, MN)

JANUARY 20, 2020

  • Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works (Albany Herald – GA)
  • Vaccine for new Chinese coronavirus in the works (KCPQ-TV – Seattle, WA)

JANUARY 16, 2020

JANUARY 14, 2020

  • WHO refuses to rule out human-to-human spread in China’s mystery virus outbreak (The Telegraph – UK)

JANUARY 13, 2020

  • China’s swift ID of a new virus is a win for public health (Wired)

JANUARY 10, 2020

JANUARY 6, 2020

  • Cause of Wuhan’s mysterious pneumonia cases still unknown, Chinese officials Say (Scientific American)

JANUARY 6, 2020

  • Cause of Wuhan’s mysterious pneumonia cases still unknown, Chinese officials say (STAT)
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