Jake Auchincloss Curates Information

    Information you can trust

    from Jake Auchincloss, Newton City Councilors-at-Large

    With so much fast-moving reporting, I have declined to post my own news below. Instead, I have curated sources of information on the pandemic that I trust. These sources incorporate wide-ranging expertise and communicate with high signal-to-noise ratio.

    Public health

    • Johns Hopkins Coronovirus Resource Center
    • STAT Coronavirus coverage. Public health journalism, owned by the Boston Globe
    • The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre. Medical journal that has collated its virus research and removed its paywall
    • Ashish Jha: Twitter. Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute
    • Adam Kucharski: TwitterWebsite. Epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Author of The Rules of Contagion

    Business & the economy

    • Patrick O’Shaughnessy: PodcastTwitter. An investor who hosts an influential business podcast
    • Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok: Blog. Economists whose blog is consistently ranked as one of the most respected in the field
    • Alex Danco: Newsletter. VC based in Toronto who has gained a large audience for clear writing on complicated subjects
    • Jesse Baerkahn: Website. The founder of Graffito SP, a Boston-based neighborhood planning & retail leasing firm. Graffito is on the front lines of planning and advocating how to help the small retailers who will be devastated by the pandemic

    Government measures

    • Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association resource center. Provides an overview of what governments are doing as well as what they should be doing
    • Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller’s newsletter. Review archives and sign up here
    • Newton Public Schools COVID-19 resource page for parents and students

    This Thursday, March 19th at 7PM, I’ll be hosting a teleconference on COVID-19 with Dr. Ashish Jha. The link to register is here.

    Excerpted from Jake Auchincloss’ newsletter


    Photo by Waldemar Brandt on Unsplash