Covid 19 update.
- WHO declared it a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020
- March 11, 2020, WHO declared the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak a global pandemic
- as of April 26, 2020 the mortality rate is just above 7% worldwide according to the ECDC
Global cases: More than 2.9 million
Global deaths: At least 203,055
Most cases reported: United States (939,249), Spain (223,759), Italy (195,351), France (161,644), and Germany (156,513).
(The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University)
China reported 11 new confirmed cases and no additional deaths as of April 25, according to its National Health Commission. And all
Wuhan coronavirus patients have been discharged from hospital.
Are we done? Nope. But that is good news.
Remdesivir studies expect to have an answer by May’s end.
and IV vitamin C studies are expected to have an answer by fall.
Meantime symptom mgmt is helping some people to recover.
Does anyone else see a light at the other end of the tunnel? I do! But then I was actually looking for that, instead of catastrophizing. We’re talking weeks, not years. So wash your hands, keep distant and take Acetaminophen if you develop symptoms. (that is **not ** my recommendation)
What has it taken to get here though? Borders closed around the world and lots of money!! Dedicated scientists and doctors. Frontline workers getting sick and some dying to help us thru it. Please don’t fuck it up now.
It can end at round one, if we stay the course!