|Fundamental MedicineTeresa Gryder, ND||
Dr G will be out of town for at least the next 5 days. Hope you are keeping your distance and getting plenty of Vitamin N (Nature)!
Revisit as States Open and Impact is Seen
Brazil take #3 Spot in Cases
Brazil's Health Minister Resigned (Bolsanaro's attitude hopeless)
Another on Brazil: Visual
Alabama also in the Danger Zone
The Virus is Definitely in Poop
Another Region of China in Lockdown
FEDS DISTRIBUTING REMDESIVIR AFTER STUDY FAILED 2020
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE AND AZITHROMYCIN DON’T REDUCE MORTALITY
WUHAN TO TEST 11 MILLION PEOPLE IN NEXT 10 DAYS
DIGITAL DZ SURVEILLANCE - ETHICS & GOVERNANCE (NEW STUDY 5/11)
STUDYING PATHOPHYSIOLOGY IN MACAQUES
SD GOV NOEM WANTS TO SUE TRIBES OVER CHECKPOINTS
BEWARE OF FRAUDULENT COVID-19 SALES AND PRODUCTS
BREXIT CONCERNS INCREASED BY VIRUS
The graphs tell the tale. Which countries have the dread virus under control?
Something to Share with Those Who Think it's Like the Flu
Dr Jacob Schor on what we know about Meds and ACE receptors
How Essential is Meat Really?
Emotion Ruins Remdesivir Study, No Statistically Significant Benefit
(they just couldn't stand to give placebo, hence ruining the control group)
U.S. Cases Skyrocketing, Brazil Not Far Behind
DeBlasio Makes Controversial Choices Expanding NY Contact Tracing System
FDA Gave Emergency Authorization for Fast Antigen Testing 5/9
Perpetuation of Racial Inequity in the U.S.
Medical Glass Shortage One More Hurdle to Vaccine Distribution
Ukraine Struggles Under Impact (Photos essay
The WHO Gets to Work on Pandemic Management (the U.S. is OUT)
How Long will Immunity Last?
Another Interview with Dr Zwickey about SARS-CoV2
List of FDA Approved Antibody Tests (Use Nothing Else)
Russian Doctors Falling From Windows after Complaining about PPE
Trump is the Virus Infecting U.S. Institutions: Diseased CDC is Ineffective
FDA Explains Its New Stance on Antibody Testing
Remdesivir Approved for Use May 1
Bill Introduced that would Forgive Student Loans of Front Line Workers
Health Disparities and COVID-19
History and Pathogenicity of Coronaviruses
According to this study Over 30% of COVID-19 Cases are Asymptomatic
"Excess Deaths" Suggest Many Undiagnosed Cases and Perhaps Suicides?
Too Bad He Cancelled, He was Showing his True Colors
Taiwan gets the Gold Medal
1) Testing capacity must be developed and employed immediately upon detection of a new pathogen. Testing accuracy must be continuously improved and testing must be repeated when accuracy is not good or the pathogen is already circulating in the community. Nobody has to wait or wonder. Even people who think they are not sick or have not been exposed are tested in order to detect and isolate asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic cases.
2) Cases must be detected immediately and isolated. Isolated means zero contact with other people and no shared spaces. Sharing a bathroom or kitchen is not isolated.
3) All possible contacts of positive cases must be traced, located and isolated for more than the incubation period. Contacts mean anyone who was in the same physical space with the infected person, not just people that they know. People who were in the same line at the grocery store, and the person who sat in the same chair at the barbour shop later in the day, are contacts. Tracing contacts requires the use of technology and specifically location monitoring. A mobile phone app will work when people carry mobile phones. Tracing won't be successful if you just count known contacts. Some possible contacts will not be infected, but by quarantining everyone who might be infected you prevent contagion.
4) If the above steps are completed early enough then stay at home orders and economic shutdown are not necessary.
People are all worried about this particular virus and its economic and social aftermath. Please remember that new infections continue to evolve and that another pandemic will come behind this one. We should learn from this one, the way that Taiwan learned from the last few, and be better prepared the next time.
Americans are averse to thinking that the government knows where they go or who they associate with. This is considered antithetical to "freedom". But what if you could give up this information in exchange for our society being resilient? What if we were able to shut down pandemics instead of shutting down business? It's a compromise worth considering.
This virus disproportionately kills people who are older or are obese. You can't stop the flow of years, but you can do something about obesity and the chronic health conditions that accompany it. Here in Oregon a man who is more than 100 years old has survived the virus. He is lean.
The next pandemic could be more deadly. This is our chance to learn.
Zwickey on Antibody Testing: What's Going On?
Cuomo on the Nursing Home Situation
Animations Showing Cumulative and New Cases Worldwide
1/5 of New Yorkers have had the Dread Virus
Vitamin C Reduces ICU and Ventilator Duration, Might Help Before That
Parisian Poop Patterns Parallel COVID-19 Cases
Arguments about ReOpening Especially Interesting Given the Politics
Virus is Expanding in Navajo Nation
Hemostatic Derangement? Washing Post Reports Clots Killing Pts
Antibody Testing (Serology) Strategy
Accuracy of Current Serology Testing Variable
Vaccination Rates in Freefall
Covid Patients Should NOT Discontinue ACE Inhibitors or ARB's
India's First Spike, Government Doses Slumdwellers with Hydroxychloroquine
Georgia's Impending Spike: Tongue In Cheek Laughs
Situation Report from the WHO (4/22)
Evidence of Community Spread in California in Early Feb (maybe Jan?)
Transmission Before Symptoms, Infx before Positive Test, on USS Teddy R
Author: Teresa Gryder
Integrative Physician and Student of Life, Medicine, and the River.