The Paleo Position on COVID-19: Helping You Find the Answers

As the world comes to terms with the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, a great deal of misinformation is appearing on the Internet that both over-hypes, in some cases, and under-emphasizes, in others, the impact of the virus. So, we at The Paleo Diet® want to address our readers’ concerns in the best way we know how: through a sound understanding of the science.

There are no physicians or experts of virology, epidemiology, or public health on our staff; therefore, we do not feel it is our place to try and educate you on these topics. However, we are scientists, and as we do with any issue that we are not experts in, we turn to other more informed researchers and practitioners to help us better comprehend an issue.

In that light, we want to direct you to other sources, both scientists and journalists, whom we trust, for more information on the coronavirus, generally, and on the proper response and the appropriate precautions to take.

We will add to this list as more information becomes available. And stay tuned for more from The Paleo Diet in the coming days on how you can continue to eat healthy even if food supplies are low in your area. We’ll also write about the best lifestyle choices to optimize your immune system in these challenging times.

Be well.

For reliable basic information on COVID-19, we recommend:

For a list of the things you should and should not do, see WebMD’s page.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the latest information here.

Johns Hopkins has provided a sophisticated global tracker. Just remember, testing is ramping up to effectively fight the disease. That’s going to rapidly increase confirmed cases as well.

For issues specific to children and mothers.

The New York Times has an overview of the disease and its potential to spread.

The New York Times has also created an interactive graphic that helps explain why slowing the spread of the infection is nearly as important as stopping it.


If you want to stay informed on the deeper science of COVID-19, we recommend:

For the latest research news, visit the Science Daily virus portal

For news from one of the most well-respected peer-reviewed journals, check out the coverage provided by Nature. 

Another trusted source for peer-reviewed information, Elsevier, has created a comprehensive coronavirus information center. 

About Chris Case

Chris CaseChris attended Colgate University and graduated with degrees in neuroscience and art & art history. He then spent three years at the National Institute of Mental Health conducting research on patients with schizophrenia, in one of the world’s largest multidisciplinary studies of the disease. After another year of research, in which he worked on a stem cell treatment model for Parkinson’s disease, he decided to pursue his second passion. This led him to the graduate journalism program at the University of Texas at Austin.

After receiving his degree, he worked in journalism before serving as the first creative director for the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum, then as editor-in-chief of Trail & Timberline, the magazine of the Colorado Mountain Club.

Chris then went back into clinical research, working on a genetic study of mood disorders in adolescents and another study which looked at factors contributing to pre-psychotic symptoms in college-age students.

In 2012, Chris became the managing editor of VeloNews magazine, a position he held for nearly eight years. Chris is the author of “The Haywire Heart”, a groundbreaking and critically important guide to heart care for athletes, and the first book to delve into the relationship between long-term endurance athletics and heart health.

Chris is COO of The Paleo Diet as well as cofounder of Fast Labs, with Trevor Connor.

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