I am curious about how (and why or why not) healthcare organizations are approaching the Coronavirus outbreak?
For example, is anyone placing links to the CDC Coronavirus FAQ webiste on their homepage? https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html
Is there any effort to coordinate information regionally?
Is there an overarching social media strategy?
This Coronavirus outbreak hopefully won't become a disaster, but I think it is a good opportunity to at least consider the possibility. For example, as a reference point, the 1918-1919 Spanish flu killed 20-50 million people—and keep in mind that was before the age of airline travel.
And probably the most worrisome thing? It looks like transmission can occur from an asymptomatic person.
Anyway, Monday seems a good time for those who control the digital platform to start asking their medical folks what their thoughts are on using their digital platform to address coronavirus concerns—which, incidentally, is particularly tricky as influenza season is also gaining steam.
Finally, as a reference, I added an old graph of the effect of the Spanish
Flu on cities a hundred years ago—something to keep in mind.