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#1 lucky 2

Posted 15 March 2020 - 04:57 PM

Hi all,

There is concern from many members that information posted on the boards may not be accurate, either over or under reacting to the current situation.

This thread is for members to post links to up to date information.
Admin will be able to review the links tomorrow.

This is a challenging time and I'd encourage all of us to  seek the most accurate and clear information available (If we can find it!) and remind all not to rely on opinions posted on the forums.

Please post links. :)

Kind regards,

lucky 2
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#2 Hibiscus123

Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:05 PM

Thanks for starting this thread. I mentioned in another thread that I didn’t think there was enough leadership on this issue. On a personal level it’s meant that I feel quite anxious about making the right decisions for my family. I don’t feel there is enough Australian-specific information for me to weigh up the risks.

#3 lozoodle

Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:12 PM

Thanks for this. My general rule is anything on facebook I take with a massive grain of salt... because usually its fkn bullsh*t anyway haha

#4 .Jerry.

Posted 15 March 2020 - 07:15 PM

In my job (public school principal) I have been advised to use only information on the state government Health Department website.

#5 Tall Poppy

Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:09 PM

NSW DofE are preparing a briefing for schools now for tomorrow. It should be interesting, I’m hoping it is made publicly available and not just for school executives.

#6 SplashingRainbows

Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:51 PM

From SafeWork - guides for employers, but also includes some good information.

https://www.safework...ice/coronavirus

#7 Soontobegran

Posted 15 March 2020 - 08:56 PM

View Post.Jerry., on 15 March 2020 - 07:15 PM, said:

In my job (public school principal) I have been advised to use only information on the state government Health Department website.

It is the only one I trust too.

#8 Freddie'sMum

Posted 15 March 2020 - 09:08 PM

I subscribe to the Sydney Morning Herald and I also read the NZ papers - stuff.co.nz.  They are both owned by Fairfax and the reporting is factual, accurate and non-hysterical.

I believe that both the SMH and stuff.co.nz do not have a paywall on any of the articles / news reports about the virus.

#9 alchetta

Posted 15 March 2020 - 09:32 PM

Guardian live feed for me.
https://www.theguard...-global-economy

#10 Vienna

Posted 15 March 2020 - 10:00 PM

The World Health Organization website:

https://www.who.int/...oronavirus-2019

Elsevier has a free resource centre, including podcasts and videos:

https://www.elsevier...ormation-center

The Lancet also has a free resource centre:

https://www.thelance...tlcoronavirus20

Some non-expert sites I've seen have cited articles from the Lancet to support their claims, but when I have read the original articles, the article does not necessarily support what the website is saying.

#11 GingerbreadWoman

Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:54 AM

https://www.sahealth... - z/COVID 2019

South Australia Health

#12 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 16 March 2020 - 01:02 PM

https://www.dhhs.vic....au/coronavirus

Victoria

Edited by Chaotic Pogo, 16 March 2020 - 01:02 PM.


#13 AnythingGoes

Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:18 PM

Australian government case numbers

https://www.health.g...nd-case-numbers

#14 rob^2

Posted 16 March 2020 - 03:49 PM

Does anyone know where I can get an up-to-date depiction of "the curve" for Australia (number of cases versus time)?

#15 purplekitty

Posted 16 March 2020 - 04:04 PM

View Postrob^2, on 16 March 2020 - 03:49 PM, said:

Does anyone know where I can get an up-to-date depiction of "the curve" for Australia (number of cases versus time)?
I just saw this one,I'm not sure how accurate it is.

https://www.covid19data.com.au

#16 rob^2

Posted 16 March 2020 - 06:57 PM

Thanks PurpleKitty - that's exactly what I was after.
Compiled by a Freelance jo
urnalist and the site states - Data is based on media reports and verified with updates from state and federal health department

The numbers are what I've seen in trusted media - she's just gone to the effort of graphing them.

Looks like we really need to "flatten the curve" about now!

#17 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:04 PM

Harvard Medical School
https://www.health.h...resource-center

Edited by Chaotic Pogo, 16 March 2020 - 08:05 PM.


#18 purplekitty

Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:10 PM

View Postrob^2, on 16 March 2020 - 06:57 PM, said:

Thanks PurpleKitty - that's exactly what I was after.
Compiled by a Freelance jo
urnalist and the site states - Data is based on media reports and verified with updates from state and federal health department

The numbers are what I've seen in trusted media - she's just gone to the effort of graphing them.

Looks like we really need to "flatten the curve" about now!
The numbers looked right but I didn't check it.

@juliette_io on Twitter.

#19 just roses

Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:22 PM

The ABC's Coronacast blog is excellent. I have found Dr Norman Swan to be a reliable and trustworthy source through this. He is a doctor and can helpfully explain and elaborate on official information, but he's also applying some educated, journalistic rigour by questioning/challenging decisions being made by the government/s.

https://www.abc.net....ams/coronacast/

#20 purpleduck

Posted 16 March 2020 - 08:39 PM

Would Dr John Campbell (youtube channel) count? He seems to present a very measured iteration of the facts, with some opinion but based on science and epidemiology.

#21 Hibiscus123

Posted 16 March 2020 - 09:57 PM

View Postjust roses, on 16 March 2020 - 08:22 PM, said:

The ABC's Coronacast blog is excellent. I have found Dr Norman Swan to be a reliable and trustworthy source through this. He is a doctor and can helpfully explain and elaborate on official information, but he's also applying some educated, journalistic rigour by questioning/challenging decisions being made by the government/s.

https://www.abc.net....ams/coronacast/

thanks for this, he answers a lot of questions that I had

#22 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 17 March 2020 - 09:42 PM

Imperial College London

On why mitigation is not the answer, and suppression is needed until there is a vaccine.

Allegedly this paper is now changing UK policy (that information from a newspaper source, not the academic paper)

https://www.imperial...-16-03-2020.pdf

"On behalf of the Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team

WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Modelling
MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis
Abdul Latif Jameel Institute for Disease and Emergency Analytics
Imperial College London"

Edited by Chaotic Pogo, 17 March 2020 - 09:44 PM.


#23 AuntyJJJ

Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:20 AM

This is excellent
SHows the curve very clearly
Shows where Australia is at
Shows risk factors
All stats all numbers I love it
https://www.worldome...irus/#countries

Edited by AuntyJJJ, 23 March 2020 - 10:21 AM.


#24 Chaotic Pogo

Posted 31 March 2020 - 10:56 PM

Here we go:  

The NZ modelling


https://www.health.g...delling-reports

#25 null

Posted 04 April 2020 - 07:28 AM

An excellent resource for graphs and detailed analysis is https://ourworldindata.org/ . It is based on a collaborative effort between researchers at the University of Oxford.




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