Health Editor’s Note: This is a good way to keep up with what is happening in the medical world with regards to the spread of the novel coronavirus 2019. Dashboard for both Johns Hopkins and WHO is included in this article….Carol

by Molly Walker/Associate Editor/Medpage Today

This tracker from Johns Hopkins University provides realtime information and tracks cases of this novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in China, as well as around the world, including numbers of deaths, recovered patients, and countries affected.

The World Health Organization has its own coronavirus dashboard as well, but includes only its own information, whereas the Hopkins team synthesizes data from WHO and four additional sources: CDCEuropean Centre for Disease Prevention and ControlChina’s National Health Commission, and, an independent data source maintained by Chinese physicians.

Lauren Gardner, associate professor of civil and systems engineering and co-director of the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE), led the dashboard development effort. There’s also a mobile version or see it full size.

Here’s a condensed timeline from our reporting on the outbreak:

Feb. 4, 2020: NEJM Coronavirus Transmission Research Questioned

The report says letter about asymptomatic transmission in Germany has errors.

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – two daughters-in-law; Suzy and Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with husband Gordon Duff, many cats, two rescue pups, and two guinea pigs.

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  1. I seem to be the first to comment that may be down to the time zone. I also note that a number of journalists, researches, commentators are taking the John Hopkins data as ‘gospel’. However, I am not the first and won’t be the last, to have ‘concerns that John Hopkins, The World Economic Forum (Davos), and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation did a Pandemic Simulation on a Corona virus outbreak in October 2019 a scant 2 months before the outbreak in China.