Latest Update Of nCoV On 2/10/2020
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.Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and Dr. Amy Compton-Phillips, who oversees Providence hospitals in seven states, discuss steps necessary to contain the coronavirus from spreading, in the video “Containing the spread of the coronavirus“, below:
Coronavirus epidemic update 14 by pulmonologist Dr. Seheult of https://www.MedCram.com
After a brief update including The WHO being allowed to assist in China and The Diamond Princess cruise ship, Dr. Seheult illustrates a recent JAMA article that details 138 patients who were hospitalized with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). The discussion includes nosocomial (hospital spread) of coronavirus to health care workers and other patients, as well as the coronavirus symptoms and hospital course for these 138 patients, in the video “Coronavirus Epidemic Update 14: Hospital spread of infection, WHO allowed in China, N-95 masks“, below:
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 13: Li Wenliang, nCoV vs Influenza, Dip in Daily Cases, Spread to Canada: https://youtu.be/0UgrPgJdzp0
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 12: Unsupported Theories, Pneumonia, ACE2 & nCoV: https://youtu.be/GT3_A1bf9pU
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 11: Antiviral Drugs, Treatment Trials for nCoV (Remdesivir, Chloroquine): https://youtu.be/pfGpdFNHoqQ
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 10: New Studies, Transmission, Spread from Wuhan, Prevention (2019-nCoV): https://youtu.be/gPwfiQgGsFo
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 9: Fecal-Oral Transmission, Recovery vs Death Rate: https://youtu.be/8Hjy3UfaTSc
– Coronavirus Outbreak Update 8: Travel Ban, Spread Outside of China, Quarantine, & MRSA: https://youtu.be/GpbUoLvpdCo
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 7: Global Health Emergency Declared, Viral Shedding: https://youtu.be/nW3xqcGidpQ
– Coronavirus Outbreak Update 6: Asymptomatic Transmission & Incubation Period: https://youtu.be/UGxgNebx1pg
– Coronavirus Epidemic Update 5: Mortality Rate vs SARS / Influenza: https://youtu.be/MN9-UXsvPBY
– Coronavirus outbreak, transmission, and pathophysiology: https://youtu.be/9vMXSkKLg2I
– Coronavirus symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment: https://youtu.be/UCG3xqtcL3c
– Coronavirus Update 3: Spread, Quarantine, Projections, & Vaccine: https://youtu.be/SJBYwUtB83o
China first alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) about the coronavirus at the end of December. By Jan 9, Chinese health authorities had released the genome sequence of the virus. Experts think that, like SARS, it could transmit across species. This has prompted some experts to call this outbreak a much-needed wake-up call for how we manage global health, in the video “Some experts see coronavirus outbreak as a wake-up call“, below:
The operator of a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama, near Tokyo, says an additional 65 cases of the novel coronavirus have been diagnosed, including one Canadian. Trudy Clement, a Canadian aboard the Diamond Princess who has not fallen ill, says “today was probably the most stressful day we’ve had.” In the video “Canadian among 65 new cases of coronavirus on cruise ship“, below:
Doctor Li Wenliang sounded one of the first warnings on the Wuhan coronavirus, and was silenced by Chinese authorities. CNN’s David Culver reports, in the video “Wuhan coronavirus kills doctor who warned of outbreak“, below:
How Coronavirus causes fatalities from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) by pulmonologist Dr. Seheult, in the video “How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & Treatment“, below:
Dr. Gregory Poland, professor of medicine and infectious diseases and the director of the Vaccine Research Group at Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Pfizer board member and former FDA Commissioner, join “Squawk Box” to discuss the spread of misinformation on the coronavirus.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Monday that the world may be “dangerously” unprepared for the next pandemic as the flu-like coronavirus that emerged from China about a month ago spreads rapidly to new countries.
At an executive board meeting in Geneva, Tedros urged the World Health Organization’s 196 member countries to “invest in preparedness,” not “panic.” He added that funding for outbreak preparedness in surrounding countries “has remained grossly inadequate” in the past.
“For too long, the world has operated on a cycle of panic and neglect,” Tedros said, according to a transcript of his remarks. “We throw money at an outbreak, and when it’s over, we forget about it and do nothing to prevent the next one.”
“If we fail to prepare, we are preparing to fail,” he added.
Tedros said more than $1 billion has been spent trying to stop the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By comparison, he added, just $18 million was spent on preparedness in Congo’s neighbor Uganda before the virus crossed the border.
“This must be a lesson for the rest of the world,” he said.
The plea from WHO’s top official comes as the deadly coronavirus has now killed at least 362 people and sickened more than 17,400 worldwide, including patients in the U.S. and Europe.
The respiratory illness, which is capable of spreading through human-to-human contact, is not yet considered a pandemic. A pandemic is “an epidemic occurring worldwide, or over a very wide area, crossing international boundaries and usually affecting a large number of people,” according to WHO. While the new virus has spread to almost two dozen countries, the majority of the cases remain in mainland China.
Nevertheless, many global health experts expect the virus will become a pandemic. Since emerging about a month ago in Wuhan, China, the coronavirus has infected more people than the 2003 SARS epidemic, which sickened roughly 8,100 people across the globe over nine months. As of Monday, there are nearly 200 cases in at least 23 countries, outside of China, a handful of which have been transmitted from human contact within those countries.
On Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, WHO declared the virus a global health emergency after declining to do so at two previous meetings.
Tedros said the “continued increase in cases and the evidence of human-to-human transmission outside of China” were “most deeply disturbing.”
In the video “We’re basically at a pandemic now’: Mayo Clinic physician on coronavirus“, below:
China is struggling to contain an outbreak of novel coronavirus that has now spread in small numbers to at least 25 other countries or territories. Both the official death toll and the number of confirmed cases have doubled in recent days, and there are doubts about the accuracy of data the Chinese government is reporting. William Brangham is joined by Georgetown University’s Lawrence Gostin, in the video “Can China’s information about the novel coronavirus be trusted?“, below:
Robin Shattock, the Head of Mucosal Infection and Immunity at Imperial College London, tells The Brief’s Bianca Nobilo that his team is working on a Coronavirus vaccine which could be available by early 2021, in the video “Scientist says Coronavirus vaccine could be ready by 2021“, below:
For individuals and home preparation for in case you need to self-quarantine to protect yourself and others :
- Washing your hands frequently with soap after using bathroom and before preparing for food
- Avoid social contacts
- Staying home when sick
- Businesses, schools, organizations may want to consider how to conduct business via telecommute or online or some other forms rather than person-to-person contact
- Staying at least 6 feet away from some one showing signs and symptoms
- Have few months’ supply of your prescription medications
- Stock up on commonly used over the counter medications such as cough suppressants, antibiotic ointments and creams, Imodium AD, etc.
- Prepare for the possibility that you may need to quarantine a sick friend or family member inside your home & be able to clean and disinfect the space where you and possibly multiple others will be living for extended period
- Protective equipment (masks, tyvex full body suits, disposable gloves)
- Few months of supply of food (canned goods, dehydrated food, beans, rice, etc.)
- Access to clean water (activated carbon filter water pitcher or distiller)
- HEPA air filter (helps to clean out bacteria, virus, fungi in the air)
- Oxygen concentrator (in case one’s respiratory system is compromised and have difficulty in obtaining help from healthcare providers.)
- Practice qigong, tai chi, yoga, or whatever would help to keep you calm and optimistic
You may also be interested in these articles below:
- World Health Organization Declares Coronavirus Outbreak An International Emergency
- Wuhan Coronavirus News Update-January 29, 2020
- First American Infected With Wuhan Coronavirus, In Seattle, Washington, Is In Good Condition
- What To Do To Prevent 2019 n-Cov (aka: Wuhan Coronavirus) & Help People in Wuhan
- Update on 2019 nCoV (2019 Coronavirus) Global Impact & How You Can Help Wuhan Hospitals Directly
- Update Of nCoV With Hope In Anti-Viral Drugs
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