CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 4/7/2020

April 7, 2020

Harrison County Judge (https://www.facebook.com/harrisoncountyjudge/)

17 hrs ·

April 6, 2020 Update #2. I’ve just been notified by the Texas Department of State Health Services that we have 3 additional positive cases of the coronavirus. That brings our Harrison County total to 11.

As testing in our communities increases, we are likely to see the number of cases increase. We must take this seriously and stay home.

The good news… I’m not aware of any of these cases requiring hospitalization. Please join me in prayer for complete recoveries.

 HARRIS IN MARSHALL: yesterday at a grocery store, most of the people who went into the store without masks were under 40. The older people all had on masks, but few had on gloves. Not all the store employees were masked. If you go out and are around people, I suggest wearing a mask and gloves and washing up when you get home as well as assuming that anything you bring home is contaminated. Young people are less likely to die from C-19, but they can be infected and develop an inapparent, asymptomatic infection and then go home and infect grandma. At the present time, in my medical opinion, we all have a civic responsibility to wear masks when outside and around other folks.

Besides creating wills and possibly trusts for more complex estates, lawyers suggest that people draw up a financial power of attorney and an advance directive, which designates agents to make financial and health care decisions while a person is alive but incapacitated

WHICH IS TO SAY THAT ALL ADULTS NEED 3 DOCUMENTS MEDICALLY (epidemic or not):

1.     Living will

2.     Medical power of attorney

3.     Last will and testament

THE CORONAVIRUS INFLICTS ITS OWN KIND OF TERROR

(Various quotations follow from NYT)

The virus generates much the same fear and anxiety caused by terrorism, but it is brought by nature, not by humans. And it demands a different response: staying alone.

But to defeat the virus requires a different mentality…You see the bomb at the Boston Marathon, so you wonder about going next year, it’s a pretty direct impact,…But the virus requires one greater step — to think collectively, so as not to burden others by spreading the virus” and overwhelm the health system.

“To be resilient now is to stay at home.”

Rather than mobilization, this enemy demands stasis.

… “there’s nothing sexy or cool about staying at home, or ordering a company to produce face masks and gowns…We don’t usually chant, ‘U.S.A.! U.S.A.!’ about homeschooling.”

…”The virus may be politically divisive, but “it is also a reminder,”… “that free societies thrive on norms of civic responsibility.”

Johns Hopkins April 6 :

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

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COVID-19 Updates – April 6

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/FMfcgxwHMjmHkkqVsJmPlsKmwsNSsHhV

The WHO COVID-19 Situation Report for April 6 reported 1,133,758 confirmed COVID-19 cases (82,061 new since the previous day; 237,308 new since Friday’s briefing) and 62,784 deaths (5,798 new since the previous day; 17,258 new since Friday’s briefing). The global totals reached 50,000 deaths on April 3 and 1 million cases on April 4.

SHREVEPORT TIMES NEWSPAPER

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/news/

Do Caddo and Bossier parishes have coronavirus epidemics? Study says yes

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2020/04/06/coronavirus-do-caddo-and-bossier-parishes-have-epidemics/2953107001/

(THIS TREATMENT COULD BE IMPORTANT AND AVAILABLE IN OUR AREA):

LSU HEALTH SHREVEPORT AMONG FIRST IN US TO OFFER NITRIC OXIDE CLINICAL TRIALS FOR COVID-19

https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/education/2020/04/06/lsuhs-offering-inhaled-nitric-oxide-clinical-trials-covid-19/2951608001/

“Inhaled nitric oxide had previously been suggested to decrease original SARS-CoV infectivity over a decade ago but its effect on SARS-CoV2 remains unknown.  Moreover, research from LSU Health Shreveport has shown that nitric oxide is a strong protector against tissue hypoxia, which occurs during severe Covid-1 infection”, said Dr. Chris Kevil, vice chancellor for research at LSU Health Shreveport.

Critical care and emergency medicine faculty at the LSU Health Shreveport Department of Medicine join the Department of Anesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) as being among the first centers in the United States to enroll patients in an international study testing using inhaled nitric oxide to improve outcomes for COVID-19 patients with severely damaged lungs; using gas to effectively “kill” coronavirus in the lungs and improve delivery of oxygen to injured tissues.

“This is a wonderful collaboration with two highly regarded institutions in the U.S. as well as the sites in Europe.  We have tremendous confidence this therapy will alter the devastating effects of CoVID-19 but we must test it. If results show promise, and since this gas is already FDA approved, widespread use could begin immediately.

ETBU:Passion Week | Tuesday, April 7

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WHAT’S THE BEST MATERIAL FOR A MASK?

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

AP (ASSOCIATED PRESS) GREAT SITE FOR RECENT NEWS:

https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak

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Virus is mostly mild and rarely fatal for US kids, data show

https://apnews.com/89781e9aea42774360e1ff6cdebbd8e5

A LITTLE LOCAL HISTORY”

THE EPIDEMICS IN MARSHALL.

Gladys Knight.

The greatest epidemic Marshall has ever had is the one recorded in a little paper, “The Marshall Sen- tinel”, published in 1873. This epidemic was the yel- low fever. P>om the “Iron Age Extra” October 30 we find that “a quarantine be raised between Shreveport and Marshall so far as the freight of all description, but be continued as to the citizens of Shreveport.” They also advised that “citizens absent from this place remain absent until further notice”. From Septem- ber 10th to October 30th, 1873, there were seventy deaths from yellow fever.

In 1900 Marshall had an epidemic of Small Pox.

Later in 1912 there was an epidemic of meningitis. There was no record kept of the number of cases or deaths during this dreaded epidemic, but we know that there were many cases; a few of these proved fatal.

The next epidemic that Marshall had was in 1918 and early part of 1919. This epidemic was the Influ- enza which is commonly known as the “Flu”. There were between six hundred and seveii hundred cases in Marshall, only seventy of which proved fatal.

Reference: Dr. C. E. Heartsill.

Home schooling going well – two students suspended for fighting, one teacher fired for drinking on the job!


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