Health officials around the world are pushing to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, but some doctors actually are moving away from using the machines. Generally speaking, 40% to 50% of patients with severe respiratory distress die while on ventilators, experts say. But 80% or more of coronavirus patients placed on the machines in New York City have died, state and city officials say.
A study by Belgian researchers, a computer simulation that tracks the "spread droplets" and "slipstream" of exhalations, coughs, and sneezes of people who are running, walking and cycling has gone viral. The study chose to bypass all standard science publishing protocols to publish research that has been overhyped and isn't well understood.
Is the initial dose of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) related to the disease severity? At the moment, we just don't know. The only way to answer this question definitively is with "experimental challenge studies", which involves intentionally infecting healthy volunteers in order to study diseases and their treatments.
A vaccine that was developed a hundred years ago to fight the tuberculosis scourge in Europe is now being tested against the coronavirus by scientists eager to find a quick way to protect health care workers, among others. The vaccine seems to “train” the immune system to recognize and respond to a variety of infections, including viruses, bacteria and parasites, experts say.
The University of Washington created a model that illustrates how visiting one person outside your immediate household could contribute to the overall transmission of the disease.
The US government is preparing to send out direct payments to help individuals amid the coronavirus pandemic, but those who need the money most may be waiting the longest to see it.
This is a great presentation to understand the R coefficient, or the reproductive infection rate of Covid-19 and its comparison to the flu. Learn how Covid-19 is different than the seasonal flu.
Worries that the coronavirus might mutate to become even more infectious and deadly are understandable — but mostly unwarranted. It’s true that viruses tend to mutate as they spread across the world over time. And it’s also true that those mutations have the potential to give viruses new, perhaps harmful, traits. But fortunately, the likelihood of that actually happening is extremely slim, according to science.
With all the unknowns about covid-19, any numbers you hear about death tolls or how long restrictions will last should be taken not just with a pinch of salt but with a sack of it.
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This page provides valuable information for California residence including behavioral information like going out and social distancing as well as information on what to do when you start displaying Covid-19 like symptoms.
Data shows that countries that have a mask wearing culture, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and HongKong have had a much lower rate of cases and deaths and have been able to manage the spread of the virus.
Without testing for COVID-19 we cannot know how many people are infected with the disease. And without this data we cannot know what is happening. That is why we are bringing together the available data on testing from countries around the world.
If you have recovered from Covid-19 you can give blood. Hospitals are beginning to collect blood plasma from recovered patients. Plasma therapy delivers antibody-packed plasma for recovered patients to those still fighting infection.
While researchers caution they're only seeing the tip of the iceberg, the tiny differences between the virus strains suggest shelter-in-place orders are working in some areas and that no one strain of the virus is more deadly than another. They also say it does not appear the strains will grow more lethal as they evolve.
There are rumors around the Internet that UV lights can cure Covid-19, but the truth is more complicated. Experts say that there’s only one type of UV that can reliably inactivate Covid-19 – and it’s extremely dangerous.
Doctors in one hospital in Wuhan found that five of 147 patients in a study tested positive again after recovery. The recovered patients showed no symptoms after testing positive again, and Doctors found no evidence that they became infectious after recovery as their family members tested negative.
Dr's warn that even though the study with Hydroxychloroquine has been promising, we have to be careful before raising hope when it comes to a virus as new as this one, for which we don't have a lot of data.
Read about effective discoveries in the fight against the coronavirus. The talk is technical and requires knowledge of medicine and chemistry, but it also offers some remedies to lesson the effects of coronavirus like antioxidants that protect excessive lung inflammaion.
Scientist compared the genome of this coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, with seven other coronaviruses known to infect humans, SARS, MERS, and SARS-Cov-1 which can cause sever diseases, anlong with HKU1, NL63, OC43 and 229E, which typically just cause mild symptoms and wrote that their analysis show that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct.
The best precautions to take with your laundry, the right detergents to use, what types of clothes retain the virus longer, what temperature should you use to wash your clothes and more.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. Learn about different programs designed to help small businesses through this crisis.
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This is the World Health Organization page for all things related to Corona Virus including information on how to protect yourself, travel advice, FAQ, situation reports, media resources and research and development news.
This paper develops and implements a method to monetize the impact of moderate social distancing on deaths from COVID-19. It measures the number of deaths saved with the united states governments value of statistical life and finds that mortality benefits of social distancing is 18 trillion dollars
The COVID-19 pandemic has reached a point where containment is no longer possible. The COVID-19 threat is real, and rapidly getting worse. Many of you are very nervous, some are unsure of the validity of the information you are reading. As physician leaders, we felt it was important to craft a resource you can rely on as being scientifically accurate and one which contains as much actionable information and guidance as possible.
What we learn here is that countries need to be prepared for pandemics and that a national healthcare system works better because all the data is one place and this offers the government more flexibility in dealing with pandemics.
Learn about these 6 myths that circulate the Internet and provide people with false hopes. The Myths covered explain the efficacy of garlic, miracle minerals, hand sanitiser, drinkable silver, drinking water, heat and icercream.