CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 4/3/2020

April 3, 2020

The US CDC reported 186,101 cases (22,562 new) and 3,603 deaths (743 new) on April 1. OF THESE CASES, FEWER THAN 2.5% HAVE AN IDENTIFIED EXPOSURE—TRAVEL-RELATED OR CLOSE CONTACT OF A KNOWN CASE. As of yesterday, 8 states have reported more than 5,000 cases (1 new), and 25 states have reported widespread community transmission (5 new). The Johns Hopkins CSSE dashboard is reporting 217,263 US cases and 5,151 deaths as of 11:00am on April 2.

COVID-19

Daily updates on the emerging novel coronavirus from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security.
April 2, 2020

The US CDC reported 186,101 cases (22,562 new) and 3,603 deaths (743 new) on April 1. OF THESE CASES, FEWER THAN 2.5% HAVE AN IDENTIFIED EXPOSURE—TRAVEL-RELATED OR CLOSE CONTACT OF A KNOWN CASE. As of yesterday, 8 states have reported more than 5,000 cases (1 new), and 25 states have reported widespread community transmission (5 new). The Johns Hopkins CSSE dashboard is reporting 217,263 US cases and 5,151 deaths as of 11:00am on April 2.

US RESPONSE US government officials, including representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and US President Donald Trump, have confirmed that the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is running low on supplies and equipment.

Unconfirmed reports are circulating that the United States could be suspending overseas aid shipments in an effort to secure sufficient domestic supply of critical supplies and equipment.

A report published in The New York Times describes challenges with false negative test results—ie, negative test results in patients actually infected with the virus. According to the report, the SARS-CoV-2 tests have a high rate of false negatives, which could result in individuals believing they are not infected but still transmitting the virus to others.

An earlier report circulated about the existence of a 2-minute serology test kit that received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), based on a press release by the company, but this also proved to be false.

CHRISTUS TRINITY CLINIC HAS EXPANDED TELEMEDICINE:
Telehealth services use safe, secure and HIPAA-compliant technology.
844-606-DOCS(3627)
https://www.christushealth.org/trinity/clinic/patient-resources/virtual-med/telemedicine-faq
A BIT OF A DIGRESSION: Try not to tear up.
My sister sent this. She grew up in Marshall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqFCbtRz1Z0&feature=youtu.be

THIS WEB SITE HAS MANY GOOD ARTICLES. I DON’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE PUBLISHERS. I’VE BEEN READING IT A COUPLE OF WEEKS. JH
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwHMZTKKbjCTFlKrcqRlnsJRGzr

In reality, mutation “is a humdrum aspect of life for an RNA virus,” writes Nathan D. Grubaugh, assistant professor in the Department of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases at the Yale Institute for Global Health, in a letter in the journal Nature Microbiology in February. SARS-CoV-2 is considered an RNA virus because its genetic material is RNA, not DNA. He is urging both scientists and the general public not to speculate about the potential effects of mutation. Misinformation, he warns in an article for CNN, may “turn out to be as costly as the disease.”

Since SARS-CoV-2 doesn’t seem to be mutating very much, any vaccine we create now is expected to protect people for the long term.

Good Unknown Heroes article:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/01/magazine/coronavirus-workers.html?campaign_id=52&emc=edit_ma_20200403&instance_id=17294&nl=the-new-york-times-magazine&regi_id=86477722&segment_id=23739&te=1&user_id=d3eb1757c37cd1d61b467454d43f2286#

The Lancet Journal
FANGCANG SHELTER HOSPITALS: A NOVEL CONCEPT FOR RESPONDING TO PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30744-3/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email

Summary
Fangcang shelter hospitals are a novel public health concept. They were implemented for the first time in China in February, 2020, to tackle the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Fangcang shelter hospitals in China were large-scale, temporary hospitals, rapidly built by converting existing public venues, such as stadiums and exhibition centres, into health-care facilities. They served to isolate patients with mild to moderate COVID-19 from their families and communities, while providing medical care, disease monitoring, food, shelter, and social activities. We document the development of Fangcang shelter hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak in China and explain their three key characteristics (rapid construction, massive scale, and low cost) and five essential functions (isolation, triage, basic medical care, frequent monitoring and rapid referral, and essential living and social engagement). Fangcang shelter hospitals could be powerful components of national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as future epidemics and public health emergencies.
How to Get Medications Quickly and Safely During COVID-19
https://mail.yahoo.com/d/folders/1?.src=neo&reason=bkt_myc
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