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Weekly Update & Holiday Travel

Weekly Update & Holiday Travel

Year-end holidays are traditionally times when people travel distances to reunite friends and families, or even have simple parties to celebrate the milestones of another year. What we have learned over the past few months is that these types of events are exactly what fuels COVID-19 outbreaks and even spread as people take infections back with them when they go home.

COVID-19 During the Flu Season

COVID-19 During the Flu Season

As we approach the latter part of the summer, people should be asking the question: “What will this year’s flu season look like?” A bad flu season, as we had 2 years ago, combined with COVID-19 would significantly run the risk of overwhelming the health system.

Recent COVID-19 Statistics

Recent COVID-19 Statistics

Total new cases throughout the world increased throughout June and July, peaking towards the end of June at slightly over a quarter million new cases per day.

COVID-19 Vaccines, Guidance, and Asymptomatic Transmission

COVID-19 Vaccines, Guidance, and Asymptomatic Transmission

Currently, the World Health Organization estimates that 16% of people infected with COVID 19 are asymptomatic and are still capable of transmission. The data also shows that up to 40% of novel coronavirus transmission comes from these people who are asymptomatic.

COVID-19 Questions Answered

COVID-19 Questions Answered

News on vaccines continues to be very promising. Several of these vaccines are going into final stage trials known as stage III.

COVID-19 News and Guidance

COVID-19 News and Guidance

The biggest issue of the week continues to be the ongoing disparity in case counts between the United States and the rest of the developed world.

Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

Resurgence of COVID-19 Cases in the U.S.

A major concern this week is the resurgence in cases of COVID-19 in many states along the country’s southern tier.  Very importantly, as the United States reopens its economy, it does not mean that the county is returning to where it was in March. 

Current Trends of COVID-19

Current Trends of COVID-19

This pandemic cannot be looked at as a single international epidemic, but rather as a series of linked regional epidemics.

Future Outlook of COVID-19

Future Outlook of COVID-19

This blog post takes a look at what has actually changed about drivers of COVID-19 and clarifies some of the new updates that have been shared over the past couple of weeks.

Reopening, Vaccines, and a Second Wave

Reopening, Vaccines, and a Second Wave

This week’s blog post walks you through the latest developments on reopenings in the US and globally, the latest vaccine developments, and the potential for a second wave.

COVID-19 News This Week

COVID-19 News This Week

There has been a subtle change in guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on how the virus is transmitted. The new guidance specifically says that surface contact does not play a major role in transmitting the virus.

COVID-19 Statistics & Treament

COVID-19 Statistics & Treament

Total confirmed cases in the United States as of earlier this week, and since the start of this pandemic, are about 4.2 cases out of 1000 people.

COVID-19: What You Need to Know Right Now

COVID-19: What You Need to Know Right Now

The big news this week is that with the notable exception of the coastal Northeast area most states in the United States as well as most countries around the world are announcing plans for removing or reducing certain restrictions on their populations.

Week of April 20th COVID-19 Update

Week of April 20th COVID-19 Update

Currently, we are in a transition period as various governments around the world wrestle with the details of removing restrictions on the economy without allowing a resurgence of cases.

COVID-19 Update: Peaks and Outlook

COVID-19 Update: Peaks and Outlook

This appears to be the “over the hump” week for much of the World. This is not a single global epidemic, but a series of linked regional epidemics. Each region is affected differently.

Latest COVID-19 Developments

Latest COVID-19 Developments

This week has been the institution of highly recommended or legally enforceable strict social distancing across much of the US.

Social Distancing at The Office: Where Do We Start?

Social Distancing at The Office: Where Do We Start?

If your company has not instituted a broad work-from-home policy and does not know where to start, our medical director and in-house pandemic expert, Dr. Bill Lang, has put together a step-by-step guide on social distancing measures to implement in an office setting.

2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

2019 Novel Coronavirus Update

Reports last week that the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic had started to turn the corner appear to have been premature as they were a result of the change in accounting by the Chinese government.

Global Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus

Global Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus

This epidemic is likely months away from peaking. At the same time, international measures for limiting the exportation of the virus appear to be slowing the spread, buying time for the development of vaccines and/or anti-viral medications.

Outbreak of Viral Pneumonia (Novel Coronavirus)

Outbreak of Viral Pneumonia (Novel Coronavirus)

WorldClinic has been closely monitoring the emerging novel coronavirus in China. There have been over 300 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) across six countries (including China), initially linked to a specific seafood market in Wuhan, China. The market has been indefinitely closed.