August 19, 2020
On August 18, Harrison County reported 8 new cases while Gregg had 27 and Smith 58.
What I Learned This Week Caring for Hospitalized Patients on the Covid-19 Unit
(J. Harris: I encourage you to read this article. It will make you feel more secure about our situations. It is readable and real. It is not full of medical jargon).
Don’t write off neck gaiters yet, researchers say(J Harris: use with layers of other fabrics).
SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Community Health Workers in India Before and After Use of Face Shields
(J. Harris: 19% of tracker type workers who interview patients with Covid in person developed the disease. After wearing shields, none of the people doing that work developed Covid. This is an inelegant and small study, but I like my shield, and now I have even more confidence in it).
The dilemma of COVID-19 recurrence after clinical recovery
“In conclusion, our data confirm that recurrence of COVID-19 infection is a fairly frequent phenomenon. Little is known on how to manage these patients and how this will impact the evolution of the pandemic in the future.”
From Johns HopkinsSouth Korean Pastor Contracts COVID-19 Amid Virus Spike at Church(Al Jazeera) A conservative South Korean pastor, a bitter critic of the country’s president, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, two days after he participated in an anti-government protest in Seoul that drew thousands. More than 400 virus cases have been linked to Reverend Jun Kwang-hun’s huge church in northern Seoul, which has emerged as a large cluster of infections amid growing fears of an enormous outbreak in the greater capital region.
We are here on earth to do good unto others. What the others
are here for, I have no idea.
~ W.H. Auden
What do you call a boomerang that doesn’t come back? A stick!
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