COVID-19 Potpourri of Stories

A new COVID-19 story everywhere you turn. It’s hard to know what to share and what not to share. Hopefully, you’re finding value in the stories we have shared about COVID-19 and healthcare IT. We’re always open to feedback on what we can do to better serve you and your teams. Let us know on our contact us page.

Here’s a quick rundown of a few stories that stood out to me.

It’s great that Yale Primary Care is sharing this type of information publicly. In fact, be sure to check out the whole thread. However, this stuff changes so quickly. That’s why it’s good to join an active COVID-19 Slack Channel or mobile app that’s constantly updating the latest ideas, approaches, findings, etc.

I don’t think many readers in this community need this, but I really appreciated Dr. Spencer sharing what a day in the life of an ER doc looked like. The above is just the first tweet. You can read the full thread here. My heart broke a little when he said, “Where did all the heart attacks and appendicitis patients go? Its all COVID.” Thanks isn’t enough for our medical professionals.

Similar to the above thread, this thread gives a look into the world of infectious disease modeling. You can read the whole thread easily here. We need more of what’s in this thread in our country. I loved this part:

Different research teams have valid disagreements. That’s part of the process. Everyone in the field accepts it. The arguments can get heated—I’ve at times disagreed publicly and vehemently with @neil_ferguson, for example—but it’s because the stakes are high. At the end of the day we know we’re on the same side.

Finally, if you want a great visualization of the importance of social distancing, check out this video demo of cell phone data for those on the beach in Florida during Spring break:

Yes, it’s a little creepy that we can do this type of analysis, but also is really illustrative. You can check out the whole thread for all the details.

In that thread as well was the cell phone location data from greater Manhattan:

Hopefully this potpourri of COVID-19 information is useful. Let us know what you think of each of these in the comments.

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John Lynn

John Lynn

John Lynn is the Founder of the, a network of leading Healthcare IT resources. The flagship blog, Healthcare IT Today, contains over 13,000 articles with over half of the articles written by John. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 20 million times.

John manages Healthcare IT Central, the leading career Health IT job board. He also organizes the first of its kind conference and community focused on healthcare marketing, Healthcare and IT Marketing Conference, and a healthcare IT conference,, focused on practical healthcare IT innovation. John is an advisor to multiple healthcare IT companies. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can be found on Twitter: @techguy.