Five of those new cases came from Gregg County, and three each came from Harrison and Panola counties on Monday, while Smith County added 38 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend.
J. HARRIS: I added San Antonio to this list since they are now in trouble. Houston and state totals are worrisome. Our area is doing relatively well. Keep wearing your masks.
JOHNS HOPKINS’ NEWS RELEASES AND REFERENCES RECENTLY:
1. Covid-19 is Threatening the Survival of US Primary Care (BMJ) This is an especially difficult time to be a GP, internist, paediatrician, or other physician providing primary care in the US. “To be honest, independent primary care was struggling long before this pandemic came along,” primary care provider (PCP) Leto Quarles wrote on the popular MedPage Today blog KevinMD. But it’s recently become much worse. Since the pandemic hit, “revenues are way down and the bills that I can’t pay are piling up,” Quarles wrote.
2. Chinese study: Antibodies in COVID-19 Patients Fade Quickly (CIDRAP) A new study from China showed that antibodies faded quickly in both asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients during convalescence, raising questions about whether the illness leads to any lasting immunity to the virus afterward.
3. Public Attitudes, Behaviors, and Beliefs Related to COVID-19, Stay-at-Home Orders, Nonessential Business Closures, and Public Health Guidance — United States, New York City, and Los Angeles, May 5–12, 2020. During May 5–12, 2020, a survey among adults in New York City and Los Angeles and broadly across the United States found widespread support of stay-at-home orders and nonessential business closures and high degree of adherence to COVID-19 mitigation guidelines. Most respondents reported that they would feel unsafe if restrictions were lifted at the time of the survey. (CDC MMWR, 6/19/20)
4. PRESS RELEASE
HHS Awards $107.2 Million to Grow and Train the Health Workforce. Today, the US Department of Health and Human Services, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, is announcing awards totaling $107.2 million to 310 recipients to increase the health workforce in rural and underserved communities. Recipients across 45 states and U.S territories received funding to improve the quality, distribution and diversity of health professionals serving across the country. (HHS, 6/18/20)