Online COVID-19 Resources
The following resources provide the latest and most reliable information about the coronavirus epidemic. You can be assure that these sites will give you COVID-19 information that you can trust:
Consumer Report's Guide to the Coronavirus: Excellent information about COVID-19 from a highly-respected and trusted source. Includes answers to FAQs about the disease and how to keep safe.
Coronavirus at a Glance Infographic: Clear graphic outline of the basics you need to know about COVID-19 from Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Information from the federal agency responsible for providing official information to the US population.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Official information about the COVID-19 epidemic for residents of our state.
COVID-19 Resources for Older Adults, Family Caregivers and Health Care Providers: Information from the John A. Hartford Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the care of older adults.
Coronavirus Resource Center: Website from Johns Hopkins is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives.
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COVID-19 Mental Health Resources
COVID-19 has resulted in an unprecedented crisis that has affected not only our physical health and daily lives, but also our mental health. The following resources provide in-depth information about coping with COVID-19, including stress, depression, financial problems and many other concerns:
NAMI COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide: In this guide from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, you will find answers to questions ranging from how to manage anxiety during this difficult time, to how to access medication while in quarantine, to how to deal with the loss of a loved one to COVID-19.
American Psychological Association COVID-19 Information and Resources: Continuously updated information about the psychological impact of COVID-19. The site provides access to articles about different aspects of mental health issues related to the pandemic.
A lot has been written about the corona virus, some of it, unfortunately, is inaccurate or misleading. The following articles are from reliable sources and you can trust the information:
COVID-19: Straight Answers from Top Epidemiologist Who Predicted the Pandemic: Transcript of an interview with Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, an internationally known expert in infectious disease epidemiology who has advised both Democratic and Republican Presidents. A sobering look at what we may face in the coming year.
Is it safe to go to the beach? From Camping To Dining Out: Here's How Experts Rate The Risks Of 14 Summer Activities An interesting article from NPR about the level of risk for different types of activities as we begin to venture outside more.
Ageism and COVID-19: How Ageist Beliefs Undercut Us All. Psychologists who study the effects of ageism have found that stereotypes directed at older adults affect all age groups. Information from the American Psychological Association.