Since we first reported about the “mysterious pneumonia outbreak in China” on Jan. 10 and followed up with a post urging “Use caution when reporting on pandemic potential of Wuhan coronavirus” on Jan. 23, the topic has been top-of-mind for health journalists.
Here is a list of the top-10 blog posts, plus a bonus:
- Looking at the evidence on homemade face masks to prevent coronavirus transmission
- Keep an eye out for lead-time bias with COVID-19 deaths
- How reporting on people’s intent to get a COVID-19 vaccine can harm public health
- Use these COVID-19 clinical trial trackers to keep up with research
- COVID-19 is hitting older LGBTQ adults especially hard
- During COVID-19 pandemonium, be sure to vet your sources for the right expertise
- Should freelancers pitch right now? Yes, and here’s what to do
- Are older lives less worthy in a pandemic?
- Learning the lessons of past pandemics
- Where to get more answers about COVID-19
The only non-COVID post to make the top 10 was published on Jan. 3 and likely will still prove useful to those reporting on COVID in nursing homes: “How are nursing homes doing when it comes to staffing? This tool helps you find out.”