CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 4/6/2020

April 6, 2020

TROUP MAN IS SECOND DEATH IN SMITH COUNTY FROM CORONAVIRUS, COUNT UP TO 62

Of the 62 cases in Smith County, 49 were in Tyler, five in Flint, five in Whitehouse, one in Lindale, one in Hideaway and one in Troup. The areas are based off of the physical address of the individuals, according to NET Health. As of Sunday, Tyler hospitals were treating 56 East Texas patients with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

NET Health said 38 of the Smith County cases were caused by community spread and 24 cases are travel-related. There were 32 male and 30 female patients.

Thirty-nine of the first 57 cases within the county were under the age of 60. There are two confirmed cases in someone 20 years old or younger, 16 in the 21 to 40-year-old range and 21 in the 41 to 59-year-old range.

TEXAS STATE TROOPERS BEGIN STOPPING, SCREENING MOTORISTS FROM LOUISIANA

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers began stopping and screening travelers entering Texas from Louisiana on Sunday, a week after an order from Gov. Greg Abbott to begin the next day.

Longview VA closed Monday for cleaning after ‘confirmed cases’ of COVID-19 

GREAT WEB SITE FOR HARRISON COUNTY BUSINESS PEOPLE AND CITIZENS

https://marshalledc.org/covid19

 This webb site has virtually all of the sites important to our area. Keep it handy.

WHY ARE FEWER WOMEN SICK THAN MEN?

            My wife, Beverly, is convinced that women don’t touch their face as often as men do — because they are often wear makeup and have learned through the years not to touch their faces since it messes up their makeup.

HOW TO QUARANTINE YOURSELF

By Roni Caryn Rabin 

In China, 70 to 80 percent of transmission occurred within family clusters, according to the World Health Organization. Local governments there were forced to set up isolation wards with thousands of beds in gymnasiums and stadiums to care for people who lived alone or were at risk of infecting their families.

This is a good and detailed article about self-isolation and the measure necessary to be successful. 

GOOGLE SEARCHES CAN HELP US FIND EMERGING COVID-19 OUTBREAKS

By Seth Stephens-Davidowitz

Every day, millions of people around the world type their health symptoms into Google. We can use these searches to help detect unknown Covid-19 outbreaks, particularly in parts of the world with poor testing infrastructure.

To see the potential information lying in plain sight in Google data, consider searches for “I can’t smell.” There is now strong evidence that anosmia, or loss of smell, is a symptom of Covid-19, with some estimates suggesting that 30-60 percent of people with the disease experience this symptom. In the United States, in the week ending this past Saturday, searches for “I can’t smell” were highest in New York, New Jersey, Louisiana, and Michigan — four of the states with the highest prevalence of Covid-19. In fact, searches related to loss of smell during this period almost perfectly matched state-level disease prevalence rates, as the accompanying chart shows.

The search data …..suggests that Ecuador may be even more of a Covid-19 epicenter than the official data says.

PASSION WEEK | MONDAY, APRIL 6

Please join the ETBU Community as we begin the week by worshiping the King of kings during ETBU’s Virtual Chapel today at 10:00 a.m. (CST)

https://www.etbu.edu/life-hill/faith-worship/chapel

A TIGER AT THE BRONX ZOO TESTS POSITIVE FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has been confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, in what is believed to be a case of what one official called “human-to-cat transmission.”

“This is the first instance of a tiger being infected with Covid-19,” according to the federal Agriculture Department, which noted that although only one tiger was tested, the virus appeared to have infected other animals as well.

“Several lions and tigers at the zoo showed symptoms of respiratory illness,” according to a statement by the department.

Public health officials believe that the large cats caught Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, from a zoo employee. The tiger was visibly sick by March 27.

CORONAVIRUS CAN INFECT CATS — DOGS, NOT SO MUCH

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00984-8

But scientists say it’s unclear whether felines can spread the virus to people, so pet owners need not panic yet. 

Cats can be infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, and can spread it to other cats, but dogs are not really susceptible to the infection, say researchers in China. The team, at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, also concludes that chickens, pigs and ducks are not likely to catch the virus.


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