A Trusted Resource for our Community.Science at Cal and the Lawrence Hall of Science would like to provide our followers and members with a list of curated resources around COVID-19. We hope that this page will help you better understand scientific topics surrounding COVID-19, help answer some of your questions, and, as a result, provide a sense of clarity during these uncertain times. We will be updating content daily and hope you visit again as the science progresses.
News & Announcements
Professor Grace O’Connell, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, is working with a large team of engineers and physicians to repurpose sleep apnea machines for COVID19 patients.
VentilatorSOS.com has intake forms for people that are willing to donate their sleep apnea machine. These devices have relatively low compliance rates, so there are potentially millions of devices sitting in people’s closets.
Learn more by watching the ABC7news broadcast about the effort here, and share this information with your networks!
Resources for Families
While not related to the science of COVID-19, on this site, you can find science-centric family-friendly things for you to do at home while the Lawrence Hall of Science is closed. Explore, investigate, discover and invent through DIY projects, meet animal friends, watch science demonstrations, shows, and more!
Websites & Articles
“Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) News and Resources” includes helpful links to helpful information, including upcoming live events, from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Scientific American, has written numerous articles about the Coronavirus that span a range of fields including Medical & Biotech, Behavior & Society, Policy & Ethics, and Medicine. Scientific American has provided insights about developments in science and technology through their magazine for more than 170 years.
Can you protect yourself from COVID-19 by swallowing or gargling with bleach, taking acetic acid or steroids, or using essential oils, salt water, ethanol or other substances? FALSE. Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins, helps clarify questions like this to help keep you and your family healthy and safe.