April 4, 2020

C-19 Vol III Jim Harris

“Medium” appears to be a reliable blog about C-19. You should consider signing up and reading their several articles about the virus daily, sent to you.  
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The Washington Post

U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier has turned into something of a martyr for sailors on a virus-stricken aircraft carrier in Guam. A leaked letter Crozier wrote accused his commanders of “failing to properly take care of our most trusted asset — our sailors” by refusing to evacuate the ship. The Navy subsequently relieved the captain of his command, prompting hundreds of sailors to fill the deck and chant: “Captain Crozier!”


Here’s what our science writer Ed Yong reported about the efficacy of such masks yesterday:
A few studies suggest that homemade cloth masks are less effective than proper medical ones, but are still better than nothing. In one experiment, a surgical mask filtered 89 percent of viral particles from the air, a tea towel blocked 72 percent, and a cotton T-shirt blocked 50 percent. … If people use makeshift masks, they should thoroughly wash them afterward. And most of all, they should remember that homemade masks are not fully protective.

By Jessica Harker
Marshall will receive $212,544, Longview will receive $409,551 and Tyler will receive $514,341.

This grant may be used for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of COVID-19, such as: public testing; providing equipment; delivering meals; training health care workers; constructing a facility for testing, diagnosis, or treatment; improving or re-purposing an existing facility for the use of housing or treating patients; and providing grants or loans to support businesses in creating jobs and manufacturing medical supplies necessary to respond to the disease.

First COVID-19 death reported in Panola County; Harrison county remains at 5 confirmed cases
HealthCARE Express in Marshall to open COVID testing site
Beginning Thursday, April 2, the HealthCARE Express clinic here in Marshall will join the ranks of the clinics HealthCARE Express has designated as COVID-19 testing centers in their communities.

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Marshall Chamber of Commerce
Good area information
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What Italian Pediatricians Can Tell Us

As most pediatric practices are now doing here in the United States, they are trying to keep children out of medical offices and clinics. Essential vaccines are still being given (nobody wants to see one pandemic complicated by the emergence of other infections that could have been prevented).

“You have to talk to children, you cannot leave children with their fears,” he said. “It’s better to talk rather than avoid talking.”

What New York Looked Like During the 1918 Flu Pandemic
Good historical story. That flu was more severe and had its highest mortality in young adults.

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