Covid-Explained is a new website with information written in plain English about the virus. The site provides answers to questions such as:
Covid-Explained also provides helpful context about Covid–19 topics reported in the media including asymptomatic spread, whether people who recover from the virus have antibodies and school transmission.
The site is the creation a team of researchers and students led by Emily Oster, an economist at Brown University and Galit Alter, a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Oster discusses the new website and her data-centric approach to help people understand the pandemic on the Johns Hopkins podcast entitled ‘Public Health on Call.’
If you’re assessing what to make of all the Covid–19 news or what risks you are comfortable taking, Covid-Explained is worth a look.