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The Scale of Testing Compared to the Scale of the Outbreak

Fox News, Trump (and Zeldin) are blaming the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases on increased testing.  So let’s have a look at the data!  I highly recommend this website: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing. The following graphs come from this site which has data … Continue reading

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Children with Coronavirus Produce the Same Amount of Virus as Adults

We all know that kids seem protected against the coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease.  They rarely get ill, although there are reports of serious and deadly disease.   A different issue,  is whether children can be asymptomatic carriers … Continue reading

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Rampant Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Homeless Shelter

I have previously written about “the forgotten” and why Coronavirus infection in these populations affects us all.  I am talking about people in prisons, people in nursing homes and people in homeless shelters.  Outbreaks of COVID-19 in these populations do … Continue reading

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Are we Failing our Seniors by not Providing COVID-19 Testing?

Laura Ahearn just released the following: STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATE CANDIDATE  DEMOCRAT LAURA AHEARN (SD-1) Nearly Half of Suffolk County COVID-19 Deaths Occurred at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities  – Transparency Will Bring Needed Resources –   “On Monday April … Continue reading

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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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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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Velocity of COVID-19 spread

This is a measure of how fast the COVID-19 virus is spreading in different countries: from the Financial Times by Steve Bernard, Cale Tilford and John Burn-Murdoch The steeper the slope, the faster the virus is spreading.  When the slope … Continue reading

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Still no COVID testing available?

THIS REPORT IS RIGHT ON  – Here is the real problem. After Trump promised ‘anybody’ can get coronavirus testing, patients and doctors still complain of roadblocks  – By Shawn Boburg,  Emma Brown,  Derek Hawkins and  Amy Goldstein  March 12, 2020 … Continue reading

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COVID-19 is here!

We now have a confirmed case admitted at Southampton Hospital.  It is time to reassess.   Although there is but a single patient confirmed on the South Fork of Long Island, suspicion is running high. (update 3/11: 6 cases in Suffolk … Continue reading

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