Out of the Blue – April 2020 Newsletter
THIS MONTH WE FOCUS ON:
While many countries around the world are battling the COVID-19 pandemic, let’s take a look at how this virus compares to other viruses and review a few DIY alternatives to a surgical mask.
|How does COVID-19 compare to other viruses?|
It seems pretty serious however thankfully not as contagious as measles and not as deadly as Ebola. Check out this Coronavirus datapack for many more interesting charts.
|How some cities flattened the curve during 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic?|
Philadelphia hosted a parade 10 days after detecting its first case while St. Louis was shut down 2 days after its first infection resulting in less than half of the death rate of Philadelphia. Find out more here.
|How fast was the response to the 2009 Swine Flu pandemic?|
The vaccine was developed in less than a year since it was first detected and it took 16 months for the pandemic to be over. This infographic shows how the events unfolded back in 2009.
|Can I protect myself with a DIY face mask?|
As one of the most common search terms this month has been ‘how to make a face mask’, let’s take a look at the alternatives to the surgical mask and their filtration and breathability properties.
And please remember to
Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.
Until next month!
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