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Why COVID-19 Infections May Resurge

By Alex Snyder and Meghan Ingold | May 26, 2020

Improved data collection and relaxed social distancing will likely lead to an increase in both the perceived and actual spread of COVID-19 Part I: The Numbers Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, data has been scrutinized for accuracy. Are officials capable of reporting correct numbers? How do we reconcile the lack of resources to… Read more about Why COVID-19 Infections May Resurge

COVID-19 FACT SHEET WITH PHYSICIAN-RECOMMENDED PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

By Emily Elmore | May 5, 2020

This page will be updated twice daily to include the latest numbers and developments surrounding COVID-19 Overview: The United States is experiencing sustained human-to-human transmission of the novel COVID-19 virus, first discovered in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Since then, every state in the US has confirmed cases, and new cases are emerging every day.… Read more about COVID-19 FACT SHEET WITH PHYSICIAN-RECOMMENDED PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

Coronavirus Update: Serological Testing

By Emily Elmore | April 21, 2020

Serological testing, also known as antibody testing, is a critical element of discussion when determining how and when the country will reopen. The process requires a blood sample to detect the presence of neutralizing antibodies (IgM, IgG) against a microorganism. Serological antibody tests are unlike polymerase chain reaction (PCR) diagnostic tests as the latter specifically… Read more about Coronavirus Update: Serological Testing

Coronavirus Update: Reopening the Country

By Emily Elmore | April 14, 2020

Reopening the Country Just 6 weeks ago, the US had 100 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 6 deaths – all in Washington state. Today, the country is a vastly different place. There are 560,433+ confirmed cases in all 50 states and in all US-held territories, and 22,115+ COVID-19 related deaths and the US leads the… Read more about Coronavirus Update: Reopening the Country

Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Modeling & General-Use Face Masks

By Emily Elmore | March 30, 2020

COVID-19 Modeling & Projections One of the only constants of the COVID-19 pandemic is how often data and projections are changing. This is frustrating for our society, as there is a collective overwhelming desire to know when the US will hit its peak of cases, and when life can resume normalcy, and those timelines seem… Read more about Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Modeling & General-Use Face Masks

Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Testing in the United States

By Emily Elmore | March 24, 2020

On February 29, less than one month ago, the US reported 16 cases of COVID-19. Today, the US has the third-highest number of cases in the world (behind China and Italy) topping 46,548 cases and at least 600 deaths, reflecting mass community spread and an uptick in testing capacities across the states. As daunting as… Read more about Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 Testing in the United States

Coronavirus Update: Trump: Americans Should Work from Home/Case Fatality Rates, Flu vs COVID-19

By Emily Elmore | March 16, 2020

American life as we know it has changed drastically over the past week, and today President Trump asked all Americans to work from home if they can and to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people. The NBA, NHL and PGA, college basketball and other US sports have all suspended play. Nearly 20 states have… Read more about Coronavirus Update: Trump: Americans Should Work from Home/Case Fatality Rates, Flu vs COVID-19

Coronavirus Update: WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

By Emily Elmore | March 11, 2020

Today the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a worldwide pandemic. The novel virus which was discovered just three short months ago has taken over 4,300 lives and infected upwards of 120,000 people in 114 countries around the world. The exact definition of a pandemic is the “global spread of disease” (and not the severity) but… Read more about Coronavirus Update: WHO Declares COVID-19 a Pandemic

Continued Catastrophe in Yemen: A War-Torn Country Plagued with Multiple Infectious Diseases

By Shannon Efird | March 11, 2020

While COVID-19 dominates global headlines, Yemen, a country located on the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East, has been experiencing years of multiple intense and extremely deadly disease outbreaks since 2015. The roots of Yemen’s health and humanitarian crises date back to the Arab Spring uprising in 2011, as Yemen, like many Middle Eastern countries,… Read more about Continued Catastrophe in Yemen: A War-Torn Country Plagued with Multiple Infectious Diseases

Coronavirus Update: Sixth Death Confirmed Today in Washington State as Local Communities and Corporations Prepare for More Outbreaks in the US

By Emily Elmore | March 2, 2020

The total number of global cases of COVID-19 are inching towards 90,000 with a death count of 3,000, as the cases domestically rise to 100 and 6 deaths – all fatalities from Washington state. Genetic analysis of two cases tested weeks apart in Washington state confirm that the illness was silently spreading for as long… Read more about Coronavirus Update: Sixth Death Confirmed Today in Washington State as Local Communities and Corporations Prepare for More Outbreaks in the US

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