Update 2020-09-23: Some of the sources below have proven not to be as reliable as once thought. If you need a single go-to place for reliable COVID-19 information, this is it: https://covidtracking.com/
Video: No nonsense information about what this is and what you should know. Between this and the Vox article below, you will know all the essential, unemotional facts:
For a complete overview:
For keeping updated:
Reliable, trustworthy sources of information about COVID-19 coronavirus, in no particular order.
- WHO - Coronavirus disease 2019
Might not be as reliable as we think. See Our World in Data
- CDC - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- NIH - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- Mayo Clinic - COVID-19
- Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
- Worldometer - Coronavirus Update (Live)
- South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (local information)
- MUSC Health Virtual Care (local information)
Understanding "Flattening the Curve"
Or why we are "sheltering in place."
- Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to “flatten the curve” - Washington Post
Note that these are interesting alternative views--not right or wrong. If you watched the video and read the Vox article, you might be wise to stop reading. Don't make yourself crazy.
- In the coronavirus pandemic, we're making decisions without reliable data
- ‘The Fear, the Panic, Is a Bigger Problem Than the Virus,’ Says New York’s Governor – Reason.com
- Two Reasons the Worst-Case Scenarios for COVID-19 Seem Unrealistic – Reason.com
Generally speaking, normal news media outlets are hysterical for your attention and tend to sensationalize, though local news outlets are probably useful.