CORONAVIRUS INFO PROVIDED BY DR. JIM HARRIS – 10/7/2020

October 7, 2020

Harrison County had 9 new cases on Tuesday while Gregg had 14 and Smith had 25. 

HOUSTON CHRONICLE BRIEF HISTORICAL TEXAS EPIDEMIC REVIEW FROM MNM (J. Harris: There is a reason that Houstonians remain deeply concerned about COVID — much the same as are New Yorkers. When you see  dead bodies loaded with fork lifts into refrigerated trucks, you remember that this nasty little virus can overwhelm your local facilities and kill lots of folks.)

FROM JOHNS HOPKINS1. Follow-up of Adults With Non-critical COVID-19 Two Months After Symptoms’ Onset(Clinical Microbiology and Infection) Up to 2 months after symptom onset, two thirds of adults with non-critical COVID-19 had complaints, mainly anosmia/ageusia, dyspnea or asthenia. A prolonged medical follow-up of patients with COVID-19 seems essential, whatever the initial clinical presentation. 

2. Case Series of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Adults Associated with SARS-CoV-2 Infection — United Kingdom and United States, March–August 2020 (MMWR) Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a rare but severe complication of SARS-CoV-2 infection in children and adolescents. Since June 2020, several case reports and series have been published reporting a similar multisystem inflammatory syndrome in adults.

3. The CDC Calls for Quarantining Even After a Negative Test. The White House Isn’t Listening. (VoxThe CDC Calls for Quarantining Even After a Negative Test. The White House Isn’t Listening. (Vox) The CDC is very clear about this: If a person comes into close contact with someone known to have a coronavirus infection, defined as being within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes, that person should get a test and quarantine for 14 days. The CDC says the person should self-isolate for the two full weeks even if they test negative and don’t develop symptoms.

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