Why does Covidcenter.com exist ??

This resource provides science-based insights and analysis concerning the Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) 2020 pandemic. It is designed for private individuals seeking information on how to understand, prepare for, and adapt to, the novel coronavirus outbreak of 2020.

Covidcenter.com is an information resource designed specifically to:
1) Help disambiguate misinformation vs disinformation vs spin vs “calming the public” rhetoric
2) Enumerate the actions you can take to help yourself and your family
3) Identify the stuff/things you may want or need to use to get through this chaotic time

(Covidcenter.com is a free open source intelligence and analysis center created using principles, resources, and tools originally developed by the Starzl Group for contract government, university, and industry information-resource projects.

Covid-19 Background:
The novel Coronavirus (Covid 19 or SARS-CoV-2) is a shocking global event, perhaps one of the greatest public health disasters of our times. You hear about it everyday, and yet what you have been told about it is little more than sparse or partial information, hand waving, temporizing and simple misinformation. This pandemic is going to continue for a long time, and will certainly get much worse before it gets better. You have a need to accurately understand and navigate the path ahead

What to expect from COVIDCENTER.COM:
In several important ways the information and advice on this site will differ from that on governmental sites, or that parroted by the major media or healthcare sites, largely because the intent and motivations are different.

The White House and Congress are concerned with politics. CDC, HHS, FDA,  are concerned with population level behaviors that will allow them to manage national level resources to control the onset and most importantly the pace of the onset of this rolling epidemic. They are also deeply behind the curve on preparation and response, and are only willing to disclose or describe events in limited and attenuated ways.

We all need these guys to succeed, but you and I must be concerned with our own individual security and survival. I want to know what I can do to secure myself and my family. What do I need, where can I get it. What has been scientifically proven safe, effective, or even just promising. I want to differentiate nonsensical pronouncements designed to make the government’s job easier, or reflecting some unsupported scam, from those ideas that might actually make my survival or morbidity profile better.

——- Anecdotal Point
Let me tell you where I am coming from. I met an old friend who manages a grocery store. She was quite put out with all the people buying up masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, etc, because as she put it “when this all blows over in a couple of weeks this place is going to look like a warehouse with all the returns we are going to get”.

I mentioned gently that she has nothing to worry about – in a couple of weeks we are going to be in the midst of a public health crisis the likes of which we have not seen in living memory. No one will be returning masks. The number of people who are infected will grow exponentially, as will the number of deaths. There is little to nothing that the government is going to be able to do about that. We will experience a shocking increase in the invasiveness of government intervention in an attempt to control a force of nature that is already fundamentally out of control. And I told her that if she does by the way come across an extra box of masks, put them aside for me.