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Display formatting[edit]

The Mainland China medical chart template is not displaying well on my screen as it is too wide. Suggest removing this or reformatting somehow — Martin (MSGJ · talk) 09:27, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I could use a full width box, but it would not display well on narrow/mobile screens. I'll remove it for now, and see if whoever made it can do a condensed version - have replaced with a different, scrollable, table. Kingsif (talk) 13:52, 19 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I appreciate the website for the good work they are doing for people who are online Julius Thiuri (talk) 17:56, 27 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I would like to know how can I watch news through Wikipedia Julius Thiuri (talk) 18:00, 27 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Are there any portal subpages to tag as part of WikiProject COVID-19? ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:33, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Another Believer: No, it's all transclusions. Kingsif (talk) 14:48, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Kingsif, Thanks for confirming. ---Another Believer (Talk) 14:49, 20 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


@Moxy: I like what you've done to the portal, but can I make a layout suggestion? I think that after a few column boxes, a full-width box would be useful. It breaks it all up a bit, making it easier (and less intimidating) to read. We don't want to overload people looking for information! Kingsif (talk) 18:11, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Sounds reasonable.....in a few days " recognize content" should have a few articles...we could make that one full size. Since we have non changing boxes I don't really see a layout concern right now. What about images....make it a full bar with 4 images?--Moxy 🍁 22:05, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Images seems good. Kingsif (talk) 22:19, 30 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Will work on this.....just had someone add a paragraph to a box now it's all lopsided.--Moxy 🍁 00:44, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Kingsif:...pls review changes .--Moxy 🍁 02:13, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Looks good! Can't wait until we have some featured content to add, too! Kingsif (talk) 14:21, 31 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Pumice or Factual[edit]

According to its own CDC description, "Illustration of a SARS-CoV-2 virion" features its ultrastructure morphology. I assume that this means the spikes and the surface of the thing, the latter of which resembles a pumice stone. Is this grey sphere factual or generic though? kencf0618 (talk) 11:47, 16 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Kencf0618: The place to ask would be Wikipedia talk:WikiProject COVID-19 or Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine - or even the talk page of the image of the virus at commons. Kingsif (talk) 16:14, 16 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks. kencf0618 (talk) 22:57, 16 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Citing non standard sources (?)[edit]

I'm trying to keep the COVID-19 pandemic in Bhutan up to date. Some relevent information not available elsewhere is being posted by the Ministry of Health or the Prime Minister's office on Facebook or Instagram (the latter are not even text but images of text (e.g. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAsU81TAy3f/?igshid=1ueq4ay6stoj9) ) the same information is often not available on their own websites or even Twitter accounts. How should such sources be cited? Facebook posts don't even seem to have a stable individual URL. Chris Fynn (talk) 12:48, 30 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@CFynn: Hi Chris, official social media accounts can be used as a primary source, but try not to over-use it. If the information is important enough, a Bhutan news outlet should pick it up. Until then, you can cite the posts to their direct URL (not the account, but the post, which will have a stable URL each). If you're worried about it being deleted, you can save the page on the Internet Archive and include both URLs (cite parameters |url= |archive-url= ) Kingsif (talk) 16:50, 30 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Kingsif: Thanks. A lot of information which appears in social media posts does get published in local print media (there is only one daily, the rest are weekly)- but then they do not put all those articles online, or only summary versions. I used to see all the papers here at work, but just now working from home. I'll check out how to save referenced pages on the Internet Archive. It might be useful if there was a bot to do this, especially for C-19 articles. Chris Fynn (talk) 03:19, 31 May 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
An anon IP posted the USA (as of Sep 1-3) has 62,750,000 cases, this is 10 times more than the CDC actually stated. I've heard the actual percentage of Americans possibly infected is at 30% or nearly 100 million in the pandemic. This is similar to claims by Iran's and Sweden's government health officials, note Iran was highly infected than most of the Middle East and Sweden never instituted a national lockdown. 02:49, 4 September 2020 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:E000:100D:C571:9196:A1F2:33B1:81EA (talk)

Recent news update[edit]

Right now, one of your "Recent news" entries reads "The government extends..." You should really indicate that it's the GREEK government that is extending. Right now, the reader has to click on the entry to see that." MeegsC (talk) 19:01, 5 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@MeegsC: The recent news list is automatically transcluded from entries appearing at Portal:Current events that a bot has identified as containing certain COVID-19 related words. You would have to take it up with whichever (presumably Greek) editor added it to the day's news. If it's not from the last few days, they probably won't care about your correction, and you can edit it yourself if necessary. Kingsif (talk) 14:49, 6 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Portal:Pandemics is maxed out[edit]

Just a note that Portal:Pandemics needs help, as its subpages are maxing it out and causing it to be in Category:Pages where template include size is exceeded. I'm not sure how to pare down the subpages, any help is appreciated! Funandtrvl (talk) 01:27, 24 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Requested move 10 March 2021[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Portal:Coronavirus disease 2019Portal:COVID-19 – Article page was renamed to COVID-19 Starzoner (talk) 16:19, 10 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • Support move. Agree that portal name should line up with article name. BusterD (talk) 16:24, 10 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Support. No reason for the portal to remain when the main article has been moved. Seems non-controversial to me. Rreagan007 (talk) 16:47, 10 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Comment Portal was originally at "COVID-19", and moved when the main article was; with precedent, this is a non-controversial move request, and can be made at technical requests without discussion. Kingsif (talk) 21:24, 10 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

Fully protected edit request on 13 March 2021[edit]

As a result of the above closed move request, a protected redirect, Portal:Coronavirus disease 2019*, needs to be retargeted and tagged with redirect category (rcat) templates. Please modify it as follows:

  • from this:
#REDIRECT [[Portal:Coronavirus disease 2019]]
  • to this:
#REDIRECT [[Portal:COVID-19]]

{{Redirect category shell|
{{R to portal page}}
{{R from tracking redirect}}

The {{Redirect category shell}} template is used to sort redirects into one or more categories. When {{pp-protected}} and/or {{pp-move}} suffice, the Redirect category shell template will detect the protection level(s) and categorize the redirect automatically. (Also, the categories will be automatically removed or changed when and if protection is lifted, raised or lowered.) Thank you in advance! P.I. Ellsworth  ed. put'r there 17:51, 13 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Done. — The Earwig (talk) 02:40, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you very much, The Earwig! P.I. Ellsworth  ed. put'r there 04:03, 14 March 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Error in "Did you know"[edit]

I don't know how to fix it, but "Did you know?" currently says

'Karan Johar launched the pop song "Genda Phool" on social media during India's coronavirus lockdown'

but this seems to confuse a song from a 2009 movie, with Genda Phool (Badshah song) featuring Payal Dev, which actually came out in 2020. Mporter (talk) 23:33, 18 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

An editor has started an RfC about whether the announcement by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Energy that they support the COVID-19 lab leak theory should be in the lede of the COVID-19 lab leak theory article. Interested editors are invited to contribute. TarnishedPathtalk 23:36, 3 October 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]