Unit 8: Research on Covid-19 in your county
You need to find the following information. It will be added to the website you build during the last week of the class:
DO NOT COPY AND PASTE FROM INTERNET. Use your own words. This will be submitted through TurnItIn.
Failure to paraphrase and give citations and references will result in a grade of 0 for this assignment.
Type of virus and how infection can occur
Recommendations for prevention of and treatment for infections from CDC
Infection rates for your country, state, & county (graphs of rates over time can earn quality points on your website)
The Case Fatality Rate for your country, state, and county (You may have to compute this – #deaths/#cases). You can represent this as a fraction or decimal.
How accurate are case and mortality data and why this data is less than perfect
The percent of the population that is at highest risk (over 65, low income & racial/ethnic minorities) and why they are at highest risk
The types of tests and how well they work
Where to get a test locally
Progress on vaccine and treatment development
National, state, and local restrictions on business and personal activity
Issues raised over national state and local responses to the pandemic
Begin with the CDC website on the virus:
You may also find information at the NIH (), and John Hopkins University ()
KEEP TRACK OF ALL OF THE SOURCES YOU USE TO GET INFORMATION. ALL SOURCES SHOULD BE NOTED IN YOUR SUBMISSION PER THE EXAMPLE BELOW. The example below is fictitious (ok, ridiculous and dangerous).
People should consider using bleach to kill the corona virus if they get infected.1 If it kills viruses on a kitchen counter, it will probably kill them in your body. Of course, it will kill you also, but that is no big deal.
Sample Reference List
1. Fool, DJT. (2020). “Treatments Covid-19 infections,” in The journal of really bad ideas, 1(1): 1-10.
Yes, I am making fun of something that was actually said. It is a really bad idea. People who are ignorant should let experts do the talking. You are going to become a public health professional. Don’t be ignorant, think clearly, and keep up to date on latest research.