Monthly Archives: March 2020

Kinsa’s thermometers

This is probably the most exciting thing I have read related to COVID in some time. This from the NYT “Kinsa’s thermometers upload the user’s temperature readings to a centralized database; the data enable the company to track fevers across … Continue reading

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“She didn’t deserve to die this way”

Dated March 30, 2020 Dear Colleagues and Friends: Three days ago I had no Covid-19 patients in the hospital. Two days ago there were two in critical care. One of the two, a patient for more than 20 years, died … Continue reading

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From London: If you are over 65 with COVID-19, good luck

The numbers are normalized per 100,000 population.  Since the US is a far larger country the number of deaths will be far larger. Daily deaths are predicted to peak after around three months if people don’t change their behaviour. Image: … Continue reading

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Fox News Coverage is Dangerous

Written by Allison Fisher Research contributions from Ted MacDonald Published 03/23/20 5:17 PM EDT Fox News coronavirus coverage looks eerily similar to its climate crisis coverage — and is just as dangerous There are similarities between the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue reading

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Advice from a New York City ICU Doc

Dr. Frugoni in California:  This is the best explanation of how to protect yourselves, family and friends by a knowledgeable and calm doctor working the frontlines in NYC. Well worth listening to the entire 56 minutes. Dr. Posnett: This is … Continue reading

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Why is COVID-19 Testing Important?

Earlier today, March 28, 2020 and According to News 12 Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says 4,138 people in the county have tested positive for coronavirus. Bellone also says 409 people are hospitalized due to coronavirus, with 139 in the … Continue reading

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Where Were You Lee Zeldin?

In the March 19 issue of the Western Edition of The Southampton Press, the A section is devoted to articles about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on Suffolk County and Southampton Town. There are quotes and statements from Governor … Continue reading

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How to Handle Food and Groceries Coming in to Your Home

  Watch a doctor demonstrate how to safely bring groceries home during the coronavirus crisis.  This is very useful!  Specially the latter half starting at 5:00 min.

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#StaytheFuckHome

Message from Dr. Norbert Goldfield (Ask Nurses and Doctors): Dear Colleagues and Friends: From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Trump is spreading false hope for a virus cure — and that’s not the only damage. A man thought … Continue reading

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The Way Forward: Testing for Antibodies to Coronavirus

If we only knew who had developed immunity to the virus.  Immunity may occur in someone who had the virus (either with symptoms or without), got better and developed IgM and IgG antibodies.  We know that happens.  If you are … Continue reading

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COVID-19 in Suffolk County

Patch.com just published the latest local figures for Suffolk County as of yesterday and they were obtained from the official  county site here: conf. cases deaths population 2017 cases per 1000 people * Islip: 395 333700 1.183697932 Huntington: 358 203276 … Continue reading

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Immune Response in COVID-19 Leading to Disease Resolution

This is a fascinating little paper in the medical journal Nature Medicine.  It is written by an Australian group arguably the top leaders in the field of antiviral immune responses. It describes a 47-year-old woman from Wuhan, Hubei province, China. … Continue reading

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Magic Wand Needed!

If it were possible to wave a magic wand and make all Americans freeze in place for 14 days while sitting six feet apart, epidemiologists say, the whole epidemic would sputter to a halt! Here is another coronavirus curve (from … Continue reading

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Dire Report from Epicenter Bergamo

Click and watch this disturbing video from a Bergamo hospital A new report published by the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM; arguably the top medical journal in the world) makes the point that hospitals are major sites of corona-virus … Continue reading

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South Korea: Aggressive COVID-19 Strategies

  S. Korea is one of the few countries that have “flattened the curve”.  How did they do it?   South Korea learned its successful Covid-19 strategy from a previous coronavirus outbreak: MERS By HyunJung Kim, March 20, 2020 This … Continue reading

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Doctors Feeling Outrage

Coronavirus tragedy: Chinese doctor who postponed wedding to treat patients dies of infection.  Feb 21,2020.   From Norbert Goldfield (Ask Nurses and Doctors LLC, AND) Three updates from AND From Andrew Goldstein. If you read anything today – read this. … Continue reading

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Trump Shirks Responsibility

Letter to the Editor, The East Hampton Star, March 19 edition An Inspiration East Hampton March 16, 2020 To the Editor: When asked at a press conference last Friday if he takes responsibility for the lack of coronavirus test kits, … Continue reading

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The Terminology of Keeping Distance

The concepts of social distancing, quarantine and isolation are being interpreted in a variety of ways, not always correctly. Here’s a guide to help you make the right decisions. It comes mostly from a NYT article on ‘social distancing’ by … Continue reading

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The Economic Impact of the Virus

In the East Hampton Star: GUESTWORDS By John Tepper Marlin March 19, 2020   A monument near the office where I worked in Washington, D.C., until Sunday bears this quote by the Argentinean Jose Narosky: “In war there are no … Continue reading

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COVID-19: What is the Best Mitigation Strategy?

Interesting and thorough paper on COVID-19 disease modeling in the UK and the USA with an emphasis on analysis of each mitigation strategy (quarantine, closing schools, etc) or combination of strategies.  It is a 20-page paper.  So I am reprinting … Continue reading

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