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Most of the news of the last week has surrounded President Trump’s diagnosis and apparent rapid recovery from COVID-19. As of right now, we do not know where the infection occurred.
COVID-19 cases are once again on the increase in much of the world except for China. Fortunately, these rates do not apply to death rates.
This week Dr. Fauci clarified that he fully expects that anyone who wants to be vaccinated will be fully vaccinated by April of next year or roughly 6-7 months from now.
An independent safety board has reviewed all the available data on the AstraZeneca/Oxford University vaccine. The assessment concluded that there was no evidence that the adverse event was due to the vaccine.
AstraZeneca working in conjunction with the University of Oxford had a single test subject who developed a significant medical issue.
Emergency Use Authorization for at least one of the vaccines, could be issued as early as late next month or early in November.
Many of us are beginning to get a sense that we have fallen into a COVID-19 rhythm. That is both good and bad.
Countries across Europe are trying to put a lid on the new cases by clamping down on the highest-risk indoor settings that spur infection.
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.
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.
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.
News on vaccines continues to be very promising. Several of these vaccines are going into final stage trials known as stage III.
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.
North and south America have become the epicenter of the pandemic. South America and Specifically Brazil appear to be the hardest hit.
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.
This pandemic cannot be looked at as a single international epidemic, but rather as a series of linked regional epidemics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transitioning from the hammer to the dance, also known as, the period of adjusting restrictions based on the number of new infections.
WorldClinic, Medical Director, Dr. Bill Lang was on CNN last Monday, May 11th to discuss White House coronavirus protocols.
This week has seen significant decreases from peak case and fatality rates in much of the world, although in terms of countries, there are still 66 countries of various sizes where daily case counts continue to increase.
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.
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.
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.
As you may remember from last week’s update, it was remarked that over the weekend, we would reach 1M cases globally. We actually reached that by Friday, April 3rd.
The first 100,000 cases took 3 months, the most recent 300,000 cases happened in 5 days. The total amount of cases is 838,000, and >1M are predicted by this weekend.
This week has been the institution of highly recommended or legally enforceable strict social distancing across much of the US.
Podcast regarding COVID-19 and its risk to millennials and older adults.
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.
We are all feeling the impact of COVID-19 but what does social distancing actually mean and why is it so important to take it to heart?
Join WorldClinic’s CEO, Dr. Dan Carlin, and Medical Director, Dr. Bill Lang for a live complimentary webinar all about COVID-19 and its implications.
As you have seen, heard, and read in the media, the number of active cases of COVID-19 is growing every day across the nation. The team at WorldClinic is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic’s ever-changing landscape.
Listen to Dr. Lang on Chris Carlin’s show on Apple Podcast or Spotify Podcast.
This is an updated overview of information that provides a general risk assessment and recommended actions for consideration in response to the current outbreak.
This updated addendum to our COVID-19 overview provides risk assessment, and recommended actions for organizations to consider in response to the current outbreak
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.
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.
This update provides risk assessment and recommended actions for consideration in response to the current outbreak.
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.