We need a comprehensive strategy to prevent the spread of the disease.
Athalia Christie“In this crisis, the primary purpose of testing is not self awareness; it is disease control.” Every positive test should result in a contact investigation and quarantine. @drJoshS
Don’t underestimate the moral anguish of deciding who gets a ventilator.
Athalia ChristieCritical for hospitals to appoint triage officers or committees-made up of experts who do not have clinical responsibilities for the patients at issue-to make the difficult calls. It removes the moral burden of the decision from the direct provider.
Even amid the coronavirus crisis, the tragedy unfolding in Spain’s nursing homes has shocked a nation that takes pride in its reverence for older people and in its health care system.
Athalia Christie#Coronavirus death tolls in Italy & France are much higher than reported. Italian authorities conceded that they did not include those who died at home or in nursing homes. In France, officials said only those who died in hospitals were recorded as #covid
On behalf of the city, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, was on hand to receive 250,000 face masks donated by the UN on Saturday, destined for health workers in the metropolis that is home to the Organization’s Headquarters.
Athalia ChristieThis, like @MSF staffing hospitals in Italy, should make #COVID19 hit home. UN donates quarter of a million face masks to NYC health workers
Officials said late Friday that the number of coronavirus cases in New York City had climbed above 26,000. The city’s death toll was 450.
Athalia ChristieA total of 4,111 uniformed employees out sick, which is about 11 percent of the NY police department force. #COVID19
Athalia Christie“We have lost three members of our family in a little over 48 hours,” NY Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said at a news conference on Saturday. “As I stand here I cannot begin to describe what we are feeling.”
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Athalia ChristiePolio Oversight Board recommends suspending immunization campaigns for 4-6 months to avoid placing communities and frontline workers at unnecessary risk for #covid19. @HelenBranswell
Human trials will begin imminently – but even if they go well and a cure is found, there are many barriers before global immunisation is feasible
Athalia ChristiePolitics and economics are likely to be the biggest barrier to mass #coronavirus immunization. Long road ahead through development, safety & efficacy testing, mass production, purchasing competition and prioritization of recipients. #COVID19
Crowded camps, depleted clinics and scarce soap and water make social distancing and even hand-washing impossible for millions of refugees.
Athalia Christie“People can’t even wash their kids, let alone their hands.” Refugee camps across Africa, the Middle East and Asia are packed with undernourished people with limited access to health care and basic sanitation, perfect breeding grounds for contagion.
Restrictions on activities in Wuhan, if maintained until April, would probably help
to delay the epidemic peak. Our projections suggest that premature and sudden lifting
of interventions could lead to an earlier secondary peak, which could be...