Most states have surging coronavirus case counts — 15 are up 40% or more. The start of what could be a third U.S. peak in cases first took hold in rural states, and they are straining to keep up.
Tom InglesbyA failure of govt leaders // Dr Anderson in N Dakota: "...people are less willing to wear masks and follow social distancing recommendations than earlier in the year. We have gone 180 degrees away from that. It's like every man for themself"
A Harvard researcher added up the number of years that Americans who died from Covid-19 might have lived had they reached a typical life expectancy.
Tom InglesbyNew study: “His calculations show that the coronavirus has claimed more than 2.5 million years of potential life in the United States since the start of 2020. Nearly half of those years were taken from people under the age of 65.”
Countries with the fastest-spiraling outbreaks are re-entering lockdowns.
Tom InglesbyNot only is this piece by @juliaoftoronto a very valuable take on what went wrong in Europe + why, but it's also a warning to the US for what is coming soon for this country unless policymakers and the public in many parts of the country change direction
Elizabeth McNew's family hopes that people will act as selflessly as their daughter and wear masks to protect others.
Tom Inglesby“If you kept one germ droplet from just accidentally getting on another person, you have been a hero, and all it took was an annoying little mask,” Elda McNew, 49, of Atlantic Beach, FL..."we need to find some love and compassion for each other.”
Baltimore is home to not only some of the country's leading medical and research institutions but also many of the women heading the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom InglesbyIt’s so great to see a number of colleagues across the city honored by @baltimoresun -- such a well-deserved recognition. Women are leading the way in response efforts all around the globe.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday issued a "strong recommendation" that all passengers and employees on airplanes, trains, subways, buses, taxis and ride-share vehicles should wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Tom InglesbyVery good to see and CDC should have been allowed to release this guidance long ago
The mortality rate of the coronavirus is shrinking because the health systems around the world are advancing in dealing with the ongoing pandemic, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organizations (WHO) expert on epidemiology, said on Wednesday
Tom InglesbyYes COVID clinical case fatality rate has been moving lower as compared to early on in the pandemic. @WHO has noted that this past week and attributed it largely to improving medical response. 2/x
The president added that he perhaps would have remained indoors to avoid possible infection, were it not for the office he held.
Tom InglesbyIn 1 sentence this encapsulates what is completely wrong with rallies: “At indoor Florida event, Trump urges seniors to shield themselves from Covid”. Seniors were in audience, indoors, many mask-less. Complete opposite of shielding. This shouldn’t happen
With the election just weeks away, the race between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden heats up. Here's the latest news on campaigns, voting an more.
Tom Inglesby“Minnesota traces outbreak of 20 Covid-19 cases to September Trump rally events” There shouldn’t be rallies or other kinds of large gatherings during a pandemic. It’s so unnecessary and will get people sick and killed
Trying to achieve herd immunity without a vaccine by building immunity through natural infection would add thousands of preventable deaths.
Tom Inglesby"Leaders in public health note that it is a false choice to either do nothing to prevent infections or shut everything down. The U.S. needs a strategic approach with the commonsense precautions that we’ve heard over and over again." statnews.com/2020/10/16/we-…@ggronvall + R West
The quality of health care in Wisconsin has slipped a few notches, but the state still does well compared to other states when it comes to medical services provided in hospitals, nursing homes and doctor’s offices, according to a federal analysis.
Tom InglesbyWhat is happening in Wisconsin’s health care system could be foreshadowing for other states around the country. On a normal day, Wisconsin considered to have a high ranking health care system 10/x