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Siperstein Library: Covid19 Resources

Covid-19 Key Terms

What is a coronavirus?

 

Coronavirus describes a family of viruses that are common in both humans and animals. Some examples of coronaviruses are SARS, MERS, and Sars-CoV-2 which causes Covid19. 

Coronaviruses are so named because under the microscope they have spikes on their surfaces that makes them look like they have a crown. Corona means crown in Latin. 

All coronaviruses have the ability to cause respiratory illness that can range from a simple cold to something much more serious. 

Source: Yale Medicine

What is Covid-19? 

Covid-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 that was discovered by the World Health Organization in December 2019. 

Source: World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Delta Variant:

  • The Delta variant is more contagious
  • Some data suggest the Delta variant might cause more severe illness than previous variants in unvaccinated people
  • Unvaccinated people remain the greatest concern
  • Fully vaccinated people with Delta variant breakthrough infections can spread the virus to others. However, vaccinated people appear to spread the virus for a shorter time

Read more here: CDC Coronavirus Delta Variant

New Jersey Covid-19 Information Hub

Covid-19 Vaccines and Vaccinations

Your Covid-19 Vaccination:

Source: CDC: Understanding How Covid-19 Vaccines Work

 

Vaccines Explained: 

Click on the following link from the World Health Organization to learn all about vaccines, including the ones made to combat Covid-19. There are many helpful infographics and links to help you understand what vaccines are, how they are, and the safety of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

World Health Organization: Vaccines Explained

The Spread of Covid-19

Covid-19 Mythbusters: 

Get the facts about Covid-19 and help stop the spread of misinformation with the following link:

1. World Health Organization: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Mythbusters

2. World Health Organization: Let's flatten the infodemic curve

 

Face Masks and Covid-19

Covid-19 Science in 5 Video and Audio Series

The World Health Organization's Science in 5:

Listen to World Health Organization science experts explain the science related to Covid-19 in the series Science in 5. 

WHO:Science in 5

 

Fully Vaccinated: What now?

I'm vaccinated now what?

Interested in knowing what you can do now that you have your vaccine, and what precautions to continue taking?

Check out this following link and read on: CDC: When you've been fully vaccinated

 

The science behind it all

Interested in knowing the science behind the Covid-19 vaccines and vaccinations? 

Check this link out and read on: CDC: Science Brief

 

Emerging Variants

Interested in knowing what's going on with the Covid-19 virus and the emerging variants? 

Check out this link from the World Health Organization and read on: WHO Tracking SARS-CoV-2 Variants