Please check your email for an announcement from AsMA about the Atlanta meeting (still proceeding at this point in time). Also keep an eye on the AsMA website for announcements: https://www.asma.org/news-events/announcements.
Here are some resources collated from providing public health advice (covers international statistics and USA and Australia-specific). (The text for resources 3-7 was provided by The Hill website.)
WHO situation reports
The Hill – Here are some of the best maps to track the coronavirus epidemic
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 dashboard
Johns Hopkins University has developed an interactive web-based dashboard to visualize and track confirmed coronavirus cases in real-time. The dashboard illustrates the location and number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries for all affected countries. It was developed to provide researchers, public health authorities and the public with a user-friendly tool to keep tabs on the outbreak as it unfolds. (or go to https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html).
The World Health Organization COVID-19 dashboard
The World Health Organization has made a similar map available that breaks down the number of confirmed cases, deaths, and countries, areas or territories with cases.
Nextstrain COVID-19 dashboard
Nextstrain is an open-source project that tracks pathogen genome data. Its map is more technical and provides more information about how the disease has spread. It breaks down the genome of the virus, alongside a map showing how the virus has traveled country to country.
The New York Times COVID-19 dashboard
The New York Times offers easy-to-read charts and graphs, as well as text stats breaking down the situation around the world.
nCoV2019.live COVID -19 dashboard
A 17-year-old computer whiz from Seattle built an interactive map to keep the world updated on the COVID-19 pandemic. The website has been visited by 12 million people since it was launched by Avi Schiffmann in December, according to The Times of Israel. The site automatically scrapes data from sources all around the world and updates every minute. It offers stats on confirmed cases, serious cases, deaths and recoveries.
Worldometers – includes both statistics and graphs
The Washington Post – Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve”
The Lancet – COVID-19 and Italy: what next?
Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
stayinghomeclub – A list of all the companies WFH or events changed because of COVID-19
https://stayinghome.club/ (contributions to the lists are accepted)
Good technique for hand washing and using hand sanitiser
In studies, washing hands with soap and water for 15 seconds (about the time it takes to sing one chorus of “Happy Birthday to You”) reduces bacterial counts by about 90%. When another 15 seconds is added, bacterial counts drop by close to 99.9%.
Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents
USA CDC – Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready
USA CDC – Resources for Large Community Events & Mass Gatherings Before and During an Outbreak
USA CDC – FAQs for Event Organisers and Individuals
USA CDC – Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission
USA CNN – State by State breakdown
SmartTraveller – Advice re USA
Time Magazine – Here’s how fast the virus could infect over 1 million Americans
Atlanta Magazine – Coronavirus cancels Atlanta
Australia – Victorian Department of Health COVID-19 health alerts
Australian Government Department of Health
COVID-19 health alerts
General health advice
SmartTraveller – COVID-19 Advice
Information about international outbound travel insurance and cancellation, etc.
https://www.smh.com.au/national/many-international-flights-won-t-be-refunded-despite-new-travel-advice-20200313-p549xn.html?fbclid=IwAR3_ls2DlzGKHjAS33dVx8Gpq166sOwsKmoH_so6zjSF4X9F18ITZtBZ61c (the situation has changed now as the Australian Government Travel Advisory has been lifted to Level 4 – check what your airline is offering by way of refunds or credits or flight changes).