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Local and trusted online guide to COVID-19 resources.

I have built a website serving curated links to primary sources of information and service of community interest.

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There are so many great resources out there now, that is part of what inspired me to publicize the good ones for people in need.  The international organizations are often dry and technical and WHO is no exception. That is why their mythbusters page was a pleasant contrast and serves easy to understand graphics to bust dangerouse COVID19 myths. I keep sending people there.  Every now and then I encounter a U.S. state government site that just delivers the facts in a clear way. The Washington Paid Family & Medical Leave puts out the information in a very clean and clear Q&A that communicates caring and confidence:

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Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

In what ways did you change your behaviors as a result of this resource?

Perhaps not fitting this framework but my behavior to practice early quarantine of my family came from the clear data and extrapolations from sites like Oxford and JHU.

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

In what ways did you share this information?

I created a whole website of the best information I could find and shared through major social media channels.

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

I feel the very digital savvy and well-wired parts of community are in intense communication about initiatives and data and getting people to quarantine.  I don't feel there has yet been a pivot to really think about how we are serving the information needs and information channels to the most vulnerable.

What populations or personas are not currently being addressed with today’s COVID-19 information?

There are huge divides of inequity and poverty that influence access to information and quality of information and data/science literacy. COVID-19 information will start to become old news. The information need will now be for all those gig economy, hourly workers and small businesses who will say "now, how do I make ends meet.?"

What is your current profession?

I run an independent charitable foundation supporting conservation science in Africa.

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