Daily Archives: April 15, 2020

COVID-19: The virus arrives in war-torn Yemen where health care is challenged and hand-washing is hard to achieve

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The following is a guest post by Kwan Kew Lai, MD, DMD Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries has been devastated by civil war. It has the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 24.1 million people in need, and about 10 million of them are on the brink of starvation, especially in the Houthis controlled […]

COVID 19: Reporting by clinical stages is needed for effective planning and response

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The following is a guest post by Michael S. Ascher, M.D., FIDSA, FACP, Haynes W. Sheppard, Ph.D. Current clinical staging for the SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 pandemic can be divided into the six presentations below. All six require the presence of viral nucleic acid detected in respiratory secretions, but in China and soon in the United States and […]