Pandemic Resource Page

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Last Updated: 6 August 2020


This page contains links to a variety of material on pandemics, both past and current.

This page will be updated as additional material is identified.


Reopening too soon: Lessons from the deadly second wave of the 1918 flu pandemic
Adriana Usero, May 24, 2020, Washington Post

Rt: The number that can guide how societies ease coronavirus lockdowns
Mary Hui, April 8, 2020, Quartz

The Deadly Polio Epidemic and Why It Matters for Coronavirus
Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh, April 2, 2020, Discover

Coronavirus: Here’s how it spread in Santa Clara County
Lisa M. Krieger, March 23, 2020, Bay Area News Group

...history's worst pandemics... (.pdf)
Ken Miguel, February 27, 2020, ABC7 News

Preparing for Coronavirus to Strike the U.S.
Zeynep Tufekci, February 27, 2020, Scientific American



Global COVID-19 Dashboard, Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

SCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) Data Dashboard, Updated daily, Santa Clara County Public Health

Rt Covid-19, Up-to-date values for Rt, a key measure of how fast the virus is growing.

Coronavirus Tracker, A compilaton of every coronavirus case in California. Updated daily, SF Chronicle Digital Team

COVID-19 State-by-State Projections, The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research center at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington

Coronavirus Cases, Selectable, Worldmeter

Estimated Natural Decay of SARS-CoV-2
Department of Homeland Security



The Spanish Flu & How The World Recovered, (1918-1929) History Documentary. History Time, July 20, 2020, 32.41 min

How To Tell If We're Beating COVID-19, Henry Reich, Minute Physics, March 27, 2020, 7 min

How Pandemics Work, "It's Okay To Be Smart", PBS, 8 min

Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), January 31, 2020, World Health Organization, 8 min. A good introduction to COVID-19.

COVID-19 March Update- causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology, March 2020,, 13 min

COVID-19 | Corona Virus: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostics, March 16, 2020, Ninja Nerd Science, 50 min. An interesting and deeper dive into COVID-19.

How wildlife trade is linked to coronavirus, March 6, 2020, Vox, 9 min, Graphic content.



Order of the Health Officer, Santa Clara County
16 Mar 2020, Directs residents living in Santa Clara County to shelter in place; COVID-19.




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