where is the national control of the pandemic?
"In 2020 we royally messed up COVID19 control, failing to launch a US strategy causing 350,000 deaths. By failing, we backed ourselves into a corner. Our last hope is to now vaccinate our way out of this." Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD
U.S. first case was same day as South Korea
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a mask stops the spread
a national mandate to wear a mask could save 100,000 lives. We've got to follow science, with a series of restrictions that we dial up or down based on the severity of the virus in a given region. This must be a nuanced approach that is universally supported.
masks, gloves and other medical equipment are still in short supply
(November 2020) Shocking news out of Washington: Trump's incompetence has put the U.S. in a bad situation - masks, gloves and other medical equipment are still in short supply.
we've got to follow science, with a series of restrictions that we dial up or down based on the severity of the virus in a given region. As a group, we need a nuanced approach that's universally supported.
the government must provide health care and facilities while implementing programs for testing, tracing and isolating to break the chain of infection. A national mandate to wear a mask could save 100,000 lives.
test, trace, isolate
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The new virus can spread through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks.
it is possible to interrupt virus spread by wearing masks and strong social distancing measures, test for the disease, trace contacts, isolate and treat cases.
consider what's best for everybody. Wear a mask, social distance, practice proper hand hygiene. Put the good of the greater society above your own personal interests.
the selfish act of breaking quarantine puts our nurses and doctors and our communities at risk. We are public health. We have to take good care of each other.
the virus is spread from person to person in close contact. through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person cough, sneezes or talks. Cloth face coverings provide a layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.
"We're not in the situation where a new case is rapidly identified and all the contacts are traced and people are isolated who are sick and people who are exposed are quarantined and they can keep things under control, " Dr Anne Schuchat, principal deputy dir of the CDC, in interview with The Journal of the American Medical Association, June 29, 2020
Trump's behavior is reprehensible and he lies to us on TV.
WH spreads misinformation, propaganda and lies.
In January he ignored intelligence on covid-19 and withheld updates from the public. Deny and delay, while people die. Trump is despicable, morally repulsive and dangerously irresponsible.
Coronavirus is the virus that causes the covid-19 disease. The virus is named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and the disease is coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19).
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we're nowhere near controlling coronavirus
"This is a pandemic," says Bill Hanage, Epidemiology prof. Harvard Univ.
"I attribute this to inaction, we sat around and waited for it to show up. This is not the flu. This is a very serious pandemic virus."
first case in China 2019
Nov 17, first reported case from Hubei province in China, bat to animal to human.
Dec 20, reported cases in Wuhan, China.
Jan 10, first South Korea case.
Jan 11, first death reported in China from an illness caused by the virus, which had infected dozens of people.
Jan 20, first US case was reported in Washington state.
Feb 29, first death in US, although 2 deaths were later attributed to the virus.
Mar 11, WHO declared the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, acknowledging the virus will likely spread to all countries on the globe.
PREDICT, a project of USAID Emerging Pandemic Threats program, was initiated in 2009 to strengthen global capacity for detection and discovery of zoonotic viruses with pandemic potential.
Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama worked to prevent pandemics, and built strategic reserves, expanded warehouses for federal emergency stockpiles, and added watchers and scientists in China to detect and monitor viruses. Since Trump is focused on killing anything that has Obama's stamp on it, Trump defunded PREDICT in Sep 2019. Sadly the first case of covid was reported in Dec 2019.