The Digest 15th March 2020
A Head Spinning Week
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Today, unfortunately, is CoronaVirus coverage in a slightly different format than normal. We shall resume our regular Digest format, a roundup of the best Polish News stories in English, next Sunday.
Corona Virus Updates – Because of the obvious interest, we have searched for the most concise, authoritative and up to date status report on the virus in Poland, in English. Whilst many excellent outlets offer regular updates, we believe this Wikipedia page to be the best resource on the latest virus information and it’s progression. We believe context is important and few other resources offer this. We would stress that it may not be error free, so check other reputable outlets if you are particularly concerned.
A Poland status update – TVN
The Polish Travel Ban, Retail prohibitions etc – NotesfromPoland
How Europe is handling the Virus (Slightly out of date as it is 3 days old!) – Politico
Economy & Business
Economy to Contract – WarsawBusinessJournal
No Food Supply Panic – TheNews
Sport – Poland Friendlies to be held behind closed doors – TheNews
Coronavirus & The Polish Economy – BigDoor24.pl – Just Easier
The Soviet Guide to surviving a Lockdown – Politico
How Taiwan Contained the Virus – WorldView
Our Prize for the best English language coverage of The CoronaVirus in Poland goes to …
Wroclaw Uncut – regular daily updates with concise, authoritative & informative articles. We would shake their hands .. if we could.
Mythbuster – Face Masks and more – TheGuardian
Things to do
The Postal service is, as of writing, still operating domestically so we would recommend the following Polish based, online English language Book sites
TheBooks.pl – Warsaw based with some free delivery options
The American Bookstore – Krakow based
Website we (don’t) like – pokazwirusa.pl – A Polish Virus Dashboard.
Please remember – Science is a representation of the most up to date available human knowledge. Facebook is a profit orientated platform often times used for the dissemination of village idiot “facts”. You choose.
Have a safe Sunday,
The Digest is a weekly roundup of English language Polish news, delivered every Sunday at 10 a.m.