The daily update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 15 minutes and you're up to date.
From Ride Home Media, this is the Coronavirus Daily Briefing. Every day at 5pm ET, catch up with the latest numbers, headlines, commentary, chatter, and context around the coronavirus outbreak.
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US has passed 400, now with cases in more than 30 states. Two deaths in Florida are the first on the US east coast. Northern Italy goes into lockdown. Why some testing for the virus is inconsistent. And why local governments around the US are asking for testing, testing, testing.
Israel announces a blank quarantine for anyone entering the country. A US Senator and Representative are voluntarily going into isolation. Is Iran what it looks like when the virus spreads out of control? Is Italy’s health care system on the verge of collapse? And running the numbers on what it would take to push the US Healthcare System over the edge.
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Harvard asks students not to return. Oregon is running out of tests. We still don’t know how many people have been tested in the US. On the ground reports from the situation in Italy. Our best guess for the incubation period for the virus. And why soap is actually pretty darned good at combating coronavirus.
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The World Health Organization has officially labeled the Covid-19 crisis a Pandemic. Why are children seemingly less susceptible to the Coronavirus? Is China beginning to win the battle against the disease? And what is the status of a vaccine?
Why the NBA had no choice but to suspend its season. Is high blood pressure a heightened risk vector for Coronavirus? Is there a tipping point which, if crossed, means you would get a more serious form of the disease? More worries about testing capacity in the US. And a new mantra:
“How many people HAVE been tested? How many tests are available TODAY? How many people CAN be tested tomorrow?”
Everything feels like it’s canceled. Steps are taken to increase testing, but more stories of people denied testing surface every hour. People emit high levels of Coronavirus early, but are likely not infectious while recovering. And what you should actually do, in concrete steps, if you come down with Coronavirus.
A listener got in touch and asked if I would like to talk to a physician on the ground right now in Seattle area hospitals. Today, we're going to talk to that physician, Dr. Gregg Miller, Chief Medical Officer at Vituity.
Dr. Miller requested that I share this resource with you: https://www.vituity.com/covid-19/
All the news from the weekend. Are young, asymptomatic cases the key to spreading the virus? Should we rethink the conventional wisdom around face masks? How long can the virus stay on surfaces? And how long can we rely on Amazon delivery?
France goes into lockdown, as does the Bay Area. China has only one new local infection. A new vaccine trial. What the heck is going on in Britain? To what degree does bad air make the infection worse? And how long might social distancing last?