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Always defer to the guidance from your local Health Department or the CDC!

What you need to know up front:

  • I am not claiming to be an expert in coronaviruses, medicine, or preparedness. 

  • I have a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology from James Cook University, Australia.

  • I am an Assoc. Prof. of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where I teach and research infectious diseases and host immune responses of animals.

  • I get all of my information directly from experts in their fields and from the papers those experts are publishing daily.

  • I mostly write these articles for my family, friends, and students, who value my advice.

  • My email is if you would like to verify the authenticity of my posts.  

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March 9th: Travelling

So we finished the marathon Journey to Australia. I had been worried about spending 17 hours on a aircraft with coughing, sneezing...

March 7th.

I’m not sure what I was expecting while flying, but it certainly seems like it’s business as usual. There are a few people with masks,...

Update V: March 5th 2020

Australia: Things are looking good in Australia right now. Of the 53 cases, only 4 have unknown origins. This is really good news,...

Update II: March 1st 2020

US-Based Friends: Over the next few days you are going to see a substantial increase in the number of cases of coronavirus, primirily on...

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