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New article related to preventive measures for those who work in health care? Other occupations?[edit]

I could not locate Wikipedia article dealing with preventive measures for those who are exposed at work. There is well-based concerned over the need to protect health care workers.

Some sources could be:

Also, perhaps for other occupations:

I tried adding specific external links related to Coronavirus disease 2019 article but got removed. I then added them to 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic article. It is still there. In the meantime I have been adding information so articles on occupational hazards in specific populations, like dentists.

I would love some feedback. Thanks for all who have been working on this! TMorata (talk) 14:44, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

  • Hello @Pine: Really good work on the articles you mentioned! I think it might be better to create a new section, something like "Risk across different professions", to alert those at greater risk, since the prevention info might be the same. Thanks. TMorata (talk) 14:50, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
Hi @TMorata: that would be a good suggestion to make on the talk pages of the respective articles, at en:Talk:2019–20 coronavirus pandemic and en:Talk:Coronavirus disease 2019. ↠Pine () 06:50, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
  • @TMorata: There is a Wikiproject on enwiki for all editors involved in the develpment of contents related to all aspects of COVID-19. I thought it would be easy to locate a wiki-link to this wproj at–20_coronavirus_pandemic but I cannot find it in the walloftext on that page. Anyway, wprojects are a great way to develop new content for a particular topic. There are a lot of automated tools that keep track of which new pages (articles, categries,etc) have been recently added, which ones are proposed for deletion, and much much more. Am I making sense? Ottawahitech (talk) 16:06, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

First reported on 17 November 2019?[edit]

"First reported on 17 November 2019" - just because the guardian says this, doesn't make it so? Ottawahitech (talk) 19:35, 1 April 2020 (UTC)

Ottawahitech, what sort of citation would you want to see? The Guardian isn't the only source to have reported that specific date. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:06, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria: I could only find two mentions of this date in connection to covid: one was a guardian article from March 12 or 13, I think, that was kind of strange in that it had spelling errors in it, I think. The other was south china daily which is what the guardian article pointed to as the source of the "report", but it only said something about a mysterious government source, and went on to question that source later in the article. I believe we need something more substantial than that before we take sides. After all, President Trump has been blaming the Chinese all along, and I think something official from the wmf should not appear to favour one nation over another. What sources did you find? Thanks in advance, and thanks for pinging me. Ottawahitech (talk) 01:56, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
Ottawahitech: [1] and [2] for example. There are also a number of scientific studies modeling for a mid-November patient zero, eg [3]. Nikkimaria (talk) 02:03, 3 April 2020 (UTC)
@Nikkimaria: You are way too quick for me LOL. I'll read those articles when I get a chance, but regardless I think we should get the opion of some of our mainland chinese editors, as well as others to gauge the consensus on this controversial view which I have not seen in the wikipedia introduction. again just my $.02 Ottawahitech (talk) 02:12, 3 April 2020 (UTC)

Wrong map for France data Apr. 1st[edit]

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Data displayed on map regions are those from March 27th

Correct data can be get on,6478702,779170,482344&c=indicator&f=0&i=covid_hospit.hosp&s=2020-04-01&selcodgeo=11&t=a01&view=map1

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  • Hi, are you asking how to translate this to Persian? Ottawahitech (talk) 23:10, 3 April 2020 (UTC)