#COVID19GA Update

#COVID19GA Update
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Can’t Smell?- You should stay home- Here’s Why!

Can’t Smell?- You should stay home- Here’s Why!
Anosmia, the loss of sense of smell, and ageusia, an accompanying diminished sense of taste, have emerged as peculiar telltale signs of Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and possible markers of infection. Doctor groups are recommending testing and isolation for people who lose their ability to smell and taste, even if they have no other symptoms of COVID-19 infection. The A...
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Digital Learning Days- Micro Course from #GADOE

Digital Learning Days- Micro Course from #GADOE
We are honored to have Carrie Siegmund from NEGA RESA, a Google Certified Educator and #LON19 cohort member to give us a weekly resource for Digital Learning. This week, she has chosen to highlight: #GADOE Digital Learning GaDOE Just in Time for Teacher: Digital Learning Days Micro-Course that "introduces digital learning basics and assists in planning for digital learning days"...
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COVID-19 Math

COVID-19 Math
Below, you will find Covid-19 Math data tables, graphs and calculations related to #COVID19GA and #COVID19. The presentation below is just a running loop of those same images. Please reach out if you have questions or concerns. All data comes from Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). To access the Google ...
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10 Ideas under 10 Dollars For Homeschooling Little STEM scientists during COVID-19

10 Ideas under 10 Dollars For Homeschooling Little STEM scientists during COVID-19
Help Beat Boredom and keep all the little scientists in your life engaged.  10 ideas under 10 dollars. The items listed will amaze and delight the little geeks and nerds in your life! All of the following have been tested! Our Georgia STEM team either owns the item personally and use with their personal children or have used each potential science kit with groups of kids at a Georgia STEM event....
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Can COVID-19 be transmitted from pregnant mothers to their unborn babies?

Can COVID-19 be transmitted from pregnant mothers to their unborn babies?
Whether COVID-19 can be transmitted from a pregnant woman to their unborn child has been a huge area of concern internationally. The paper published on March 13, 2020 shows potentially some good news. With a limited number of participants (9), the study found the following: Research Methods: Clinical records, laboratory results, and chest CT scans were retrospectively reviewed for ni...
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#COVID19GA Update

#COVID19GA Update
See Also: Georgia COVID Map and COVID Math See Also: Mapping the COVID-19 Outbreak and COVID Misconceptions To receive a daily email with COVID19 updates from Georgia STEM, just enter your name and email below. You can unsubscribe at any time. You can also follow on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Our Hashtag is #GeorgiaSTEM. We don't do SnapChat or TikTok but if you would be interested...
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#COVID19 Convalescent plasma as a potential therapy for COVID-19

#COVID19 Convalescent plasma as a potential therapy for COVID-19
All of the information contained in this post is gathered from an article posted in the Lancet: Infectious Diseases. The full text of the article is also available here Medical Journal Articles are not a priority in a Pandemic; however, we are trying to locate promising information and summarize it whenever possible. If you have questions and would like to comment below- we will do our b...
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#COVID19GA MAP

#COVID19GA MAP
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Does Plague, Inc. give Gamers an advantage when responding to COVID-19?

Does Plague, Inc. give Gamers an advantage when responding to COVID-19?
During a conference call with all the GeorgiaSTEM contributors a few days ago, our Curriculum Director, Dr. Kelly Cassidy, was on the call and her teenage son walked by. We were discussing how to best prepare educational materials for the virus and make it accessible to everyone from teenagers with limited knowledge but also give some deeper information to readers with some experience in virolog...
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Identification is Vital | #TestingMatters | #FlattenTheCurve

Identification is Vital | #TestingMatters | #FlattenTheCurve
UPDATE- March 14, 2020, 1:00pm Since the original publication of this article, we have received many questions- mostly on Facebook, about the source of data, how it matches with the CDC and WHO and state departments of health. We are continuing to update the numbers because this is a fluid situation. We are also working on a post about the Science and Technology needed for the test itself. ...
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Flu vs COVID-19: Facts and Figures

Flu vs COVID-19: Facts and Figures
You’ve seen it on social media, heard it at school, or maybe even said it yourself (gasp). "The flu has killed thousands of people, why does it matter if 30 people have died of this new virus” the line goes. “This new virus is not any more dangerous than the flu” or "People are overreacting". It is understandable that people are grasping to attach COVID to something they know and underst...
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#COVID19GA GIS Georgia Specific Map

#COVID19GA GIS Georgia Specific Map
CLICK HERE to skip everything else and just go to the MAP The following map is provided by Georgia STEM (#GeorgiaSTEM #COVID19GA) in response to the decision by Johns Hopkins to no longer report below state-level data in the United States as of March 10, 2020. They announced,  ” In light of the increasing rate of cases being reported domestically in the U.S., and in order to reta...
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Inspector Clouseau spotted in Great Barrier Reef – Rare Sighting

Inspector Clouseau spotted in Great Barrier Reef – Rare Sighting
Inspector Clouseau is a reef manta ray (Mobula alfredi) who has captivated the scientific community and has stolen hearts all over the world. Seldom photographed since its discovery in 2015, the pink wonder recently went viral when photographer Kristian Laine captured it swimming through the Great Barrier Reef near Lady Elliot Island, off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Inspector Clouseau ...
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WHO Infodemics

WHO Infodemics
All of the following information was gathered from the WHO Situation report for March 5, 2020. For a stream of updates, visit the COVID Update post and bookmark it for later http://www.georgiastem.com/covid-19-update/ Infodemics are an excessive amount of information about a problem, which makes it difficult to identify a solution. Infodemics can spread misinformation, disinformation an...
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The R-0 of COVID-19 compared to other Viral Outbreaks

The R-0 of COVID-19 compared to other Viral Outbreaks
The R-0 of a virus is also known as the Reproductive Rate. This number is the number of people that a person with the illness infects. With an R-0 of <1, illness is considered to be under control or decreasing. With an R-0 of >1, the illness is spreading. The following table is a comparison of common viruses with known R-0 to the limited information we have of COVID-19. As of March 16, 2...
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COVID-19 Misconceptions

COVID-19 Misconceptions
The following are a list of common misconceptions and the most accurate and reliable information we can find to combat each one. If you disagree with any of the information in the post, have questions or anything to add- please post in the comments or on Social Media. We always love to engage in academic discussions with our readers. Following each misconception is an explanation. Misco...
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