Category Archives: COVID-19 Member Posts

China discloses 1,716 healthcare workers with Covid-19: Feb. 14, 2020

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to and break down developments and data on the outbreak here. […]

Covid-19: CDC reports issue with reagent used in PCR test sent to states and overseas — a Q&A

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to and break down developments and data on the outbreak here. […]

Covid-19: A Q & A on the first case in Orange County, Ca.

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Matthew Zahn, M.D., is medical director of the Division of Epidemiology and Assessment for the Orange County Health Care Agency. He answers questions here about one of the first patients confirmed to have the novel coronavirus, diagnosed, with what is now known as Covid-19, in Orange County, Ca. in January. When the magnitude of the Ebola […]

“Immune survivors” of Covid-19: Protective antibody for treatment and prophylaxis?

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to developments and data on the outbreak here. Is it likely […]

2019 nCoV: With quarantines, novel coronavirus brings new and existing public health preparedness needs to the forefront

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The following is a guest post by Jeffrey Duchin, MD, FIDSA The quarantine and travel restrictions announced by the US federal government in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak may delay the onset of widespread transmission in the U.S., giving our public health systems and health care facilities more time to put mitigation plans in […]

2019-nCoV: Spread of coronavirus highlights need for strengthened global health security

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The following is a guest post by Judith Wasserheit, M.D., M.P.H. FIDSA and Krutika Kuppalli, M.D. With the dawn of a new decade, the world is confronted with a new infectious disease challenge, in the spread of a novel coronavirus that has rapidly infected more than 24,000 people in 25 countries and resulted in more […]

2019-nCoV: Fecal-oral transmission of the new coronavirus? More research urgently needed

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to developments and data on the outbreak here. In his 9th […]

2019-nCoV: 2/1/20 UPDATE — Africa and nCoV — How far has the novel coronavirus already spread unrecognized?

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to development and data on the outbreak here. In today’s World […]

2019-nCoV: A second evidence-based hypothesis

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on the outbreak, now an epidemic of 2019-nCoV, the novel coronavirus identified in Wuhan China, since Jan. 7. He continues to respond to development and data on the outbreak here. UPDATE #7: A […]

2019 nCoV: The need for readily available expertise has never been more critical

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The following is a guest post by Thomas File, Jr., MD, FIDSA Over recent weeks, United States Department of Health and Services officials have emphasized two points that should guide public health responses, as numbers of patients and countries affected by the novel coronavirus – 2019-nCoV – continues to climb: That the risk posed by […]