POST 53. October 20, 2020. CORONAVIRUS. “a…“herd-immunity strategy” is a contradiction in terms, in that herd immunity is the absence of a strategy.”

“Letting the coronavirus rip through the U.S. population unchecked to infect as many people as possible to achieve so-called herd immunity would cause a lot of unnecessary deaths and the idea is “nonsense” and “dangerous,”…. (Dr. Anthony Fauci) With “herd immunity” being introduced into the Coronavirus discussion I recalled that as a student in Epidemiology

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CORONOVIRUS TRACKING Links to Parts 1-52/53

CORONOVIRUS TRACKING  Links to Parts 1-52/53 Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?® Curated Contemporaneous Case Study Methodology Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. PART 1. January 21, 2020. CORONAVIRUS. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first U.S. case of a deadly new coronavirus that has killed six people in China.” PART 2.

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POST 52. October 18, 2020. ZIKA/ EBOLA/ CANDIDA AURIS/ SEVERE FLU/ Tracking. “… if there was a severe flu pandemic, more than 33 million people could be killed across the world in 250 days… Boy, do we not have our act together.” —”- Bill Gates. July 1, 2018

1.Former hospital prez says: Designate local Zika centers now. Medical experts do not know if, or where, or how much, or on what trajectory the Zika virus may spread across the United States. 2.The ER clerk asked me “How do you spell Zika? 3.With little guidance about caring for Zika patients, hospitals are planning on

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POST 51. October 12, 2020. Rather than a hodge-podge of Emergency Use Authorizations, off-label “experimentation”, right-to-try arguments, and “politicized” compassionate use approvals, maybe we need to designate REGIONAL EMERGING VIRUSES REFERRAL CENTERS (REVRCs).

“Doctor” previously tracked Ebola and Zika. With Coronavirus it’s, as Yogi Berra said, “déjà vu all over again” without any  thoughtful differentiation about hospital capacity/ capability matched to patient severity. It seems, for the most part, whichever hospital you are taken to or go to for Coved-19 is where you stay. We don’t default like

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CORONOVIRUS TRACKING Links to POSTS 1-51

CORONOVIRUS TRACKING  Links to Parts 1-51 Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?® Curated Contemporaneous Case Study Methodology Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. PART 1. January 21, 2020. CORONAVIRUS. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first U.S. case of a deadly new coronavirus that has killed six people in China.” PART 2.

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POST 50. October 6, 2020. CORONAVIRUS. Monday October 5th will go down as one of the most fraught chapters in the history of American public Health (and national security).

To read post 1-50 in chronological order, highlight and click on Newspaper  headlines paint a terrifying picture of politics crushing public health (and national security). ‘Don’t Be Afraid of Covid,’ Trump Says, Undermining Public Health Messages ““Don’t be afraid of Covid,” he wrote. “Don’t let it dominate your life.” When he arrived at the White

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CORONOVIRUS TRACKING Links to Parts 1-50

CORONOVIRUS TRACKING  Links to Parts 1-50 Doctor, Did You Wash Your Hands?® Curated Contemporaneous Case Study Methodology Jonathan M. Metsch, Dr.P.H. PART 1. January 21, 2020. CORONAVIRUS. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday confirmed the first U.S. case of a deadly new coronavirus that has killed six people in China.” PART 2.

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