Friday, April 10, 2020
By: Matthew Doucette
(Happy Easter Weekend. Thank you for staying home. Thanks to all frontline workers!)
Some informative resources on COVID-19 / coronavirus:
PSA Grocery Shopping Tips in COVID-19.
Important lesson: Wash your groceries as if they have glitter all over them, and no glitter can survive.
More work than you think, but all worth it.
Simulating an epidemic.
Important lesson: Small changes have big impacts. Our smallest of changes can have big positive impacts.
How To Tell If We're Beating COVID-19.
Important lesson: You can learn how to intrepret the data to see for yourself if we are succeeding.
And, in exponential growth, growth rate (how long it takes to double) matters more than absolute values.
The Coronavirus Explained & What You Should Do.
Important lesson: Wash your hands as if you touched hot peppers and have to put in contact lenses.
- coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html (Johns Hopkins University)
- canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html (Government of Canada)
- news.google.com/covid19/map (Google)
- novascotia.ca/coronavirus/data/ (Government of Nova Scotia, Canada)
- worldometers.info/coronavirus/ (worldometer)
Live Maps w/ Projections:
- covid19.healthdata.org/ (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation)
That is all.
About the Author: I am Matthew Doucette of Xona Games, an award-winning indie game studio that I founded with my twin brother. We make intensified arcade-style retro games. Our business, our games, our technology, and we as competitive gamers have won prestigious awards and received worldwide press. Our business has won $180,000 in contests. Our games have ranked from #1 in Canada to #1 in Japan, have become #1 best sellers in multiple countries, have won game contests, and have held 3 of the top 5 rated spots in Japan of all Xbox LIVE indie games. Our game engines have been awarded for technical excellence. And we, the developers, have placed #1 in competitive gaming competitions -- relating to the games we make. Read about our story, our awards, our games, and view our blog.