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โˆ†~ 1 @RahulGandhi ~ Start Indias fight against deadly #coronavirus early before its too late, lockdown the country before the virus spreads

Bjp ~ Haha haha Corona nt dangerous

โˆšAfter 2 months,India has15000 Covid cases n counting despite low testing

#RespectRAHULGandhi
โˆ† ~ 2 @RahulGandhi ~ Protect our Companies from Chinese takeover

Bjp ~ derogatory replies

โˆšAfter 6 days,govt tightens FDI norms
After 8 Days NATO warns its members of the same thing that #RahulGandhi said

#RespectRAHULGandhi
โˆ† ~ 3 @RahulGandhi ~Govt must start minimum income scheme in India to save poor during lockdown

Bjp ~ Don't teach us

โˆšAfter 2 weeks, developed countries start schemes similar to #RahulGandhi s proposed NYAY (minimum income scheme) during #Coronavirus

#RespectRAHULGandhi
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#Covid_19 (1/1)
Last time I put a hypothesis that there might be a link to Temp. & Humidity in the rapid transmission of Coronavirus. This Time I'm Submitting some of My observations on this Brute Virus, plz go through the thread. I bet It will help to understand
#COVID2019india
#Covid_19 (1/2)
In Between 2015-17, Rhinolophus sinicus (Virus which is 83% similarities with #nCoV19 ) captured in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China
In 2005, the 1st SARS-related coronavirus (78% Neclotide Identity) was also discovered found in Hong Kong & central & south China
#Covid_19 (1/3)
The #nCoV19 is a mutated version ( say cross-section) of the Covid 2015-17 & Covid 2005
The #WuhanVirus targets Right lobe or Right Lungs of the person (Majority of studied cases)
#COVID2019india
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If done well, contact tracing and case isolation is enough to control a #COVID19 in India over 3 months. Delays in identifying cases and incomplete contact tracing results in decreased probability of interrupting the transmission. thelancet.com/journals/langlโ€ฆ 1ofn #Covid19India
Under best-case assumptions, screening will miss more than half of infected people. Most cases missed by screening are undetectable because they have not yet developed symptoms, are unaware they were exposed or have taken paracetamol to mask fever. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/Pโ€ฆ 2ofn
#India has done exceptionally well in changing the course of what could have been a potentially devastating outbreak. Thanks to @ProfBhargava @ICMRDELHI @icmr_nie @Director_NCDC for the extraordinary measures and leadership in tackling the evolving situation. #Covid19India 3ofn
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The Novel Coronavirus 2019 Epidemic and Kidneys ca. 2020

โ€œPostulatedโ€ mechanisms:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Sepsis leading to cytokine storm syndrome
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Direct cellular injury due to the virus

#nCoV19 #nCoV2019 #COVID2019 #COVID19 #CoronaKidney
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ kidney-international.org/article/S0085-โ€ฆ ImageImage
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): FAQs for Transplant Recipients from @AST_info
#nCoV19 #COVID19 #COVID2019 #CoronaKidney
๐Ÿ“Œ Last updated March 9, 2020
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COVID-19 Information for Providers of Dialysis Services from @ASNKidney
#nCoV19 #COVID19 #COVID2019 #CoronaKidney
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ REGISTRATION register.gotowebinar.com/register/76906โ€ฆ ImageImage
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Infographic and FAQ sheet with Information for Screening and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility from @ASNKidney
#nCoV2019 #COVID19 #COVID2019 #DialysisDirector
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Infographic asn-online.org/g/blast/files/โ€ฆ
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ FAQ asn-online.org/g/blast/files/โ€ฆ ImageImageImageImage
#COVID19 #COVID2019 #nCoV19 Fact Sheet from @APIC
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The Novel Coronavirus 2019 Epidemic and Kidneys ca. 2020 from @Kidney_Int @vjha126

โ€œPostulatedโ€ mechanisms:
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Sepsis leading to cytokine storm syndrome
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Direct cellular injury due to the virus

#nCoV19 #nCoV2019 #COVID2019 #COVID19 #Nephpearls
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ kidney-international.org/article/S0085-โ€ฆ ImageImage
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ON SYSTEMIC RISKS OF #COVID19 IN ITALY (AND ABROAD):

Yesterday I spoke with @Maar07982981, who's a doctor working on the frontline of the red zones in northern Italy.
The main problem right now seems to be the limited number of ICUs in our country. Hear me out:

1/
We are at more than 1k positives in Italy rn. 2% of italian infected died, and 7-9% is in an ICU

Total number of ICUs in Italy: approximately 5000.
4500 of those (90%) are already occupied w/ patients who have something other than the virus.

That leaves us w/ 500, right??

2/
Wrong. Those 500 units can't be used *exclusively* for the #nCoV19 emergency. What about people that *will* have an heart attack (or something else that's unrelated to the virus) and *will* be in need of ICUs?
If the virus takes away that 10&

3/
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I'm back looking at #coronavirus numbers today and a few things really stick out
New cases globally down 15.5%, new deaths down 27% - and deaths outside Hubei dwindling to nothing.

But - countries outside China now accounting for a growing number of new deaths (17.5%) and cases (39.3%)
So many countries now it's tough to post in one image. Japan and Korea still accounting for most cases, but middle eastern countries are seriously concerning, as well as new European additions.
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Il y a eu des modifications (ร  la baisse) dans les chiffres, je vais republier une mise ร  jour...
#Chine Mise ร  jour #Coronavirus #COVID19 :
- 64 273 cas confirmรฉs au monde (63 749 Chine + 524 l'รฉtranger dont #Taiwan)
- 1 489 morts
- 10 608 sรฉrieux/critiques
- 6 884 guรฉris
- 13 435 suspects
- 26 pays touchรฉs
- 2,32 % dรฉcรจs
#Wuhan #2019_nCov #Pneumonia #WuhanOutbreak #China
Afin d'รฉviter toute confusion, j'ai supprimรฉ un prรฉcรฉdent tweet de statistiques qui prenait en compte des donnรฉes qui ont รฉtรฉ rรฉvisรฉes ร  la baisse en raison de l'ajustement des mรฉthodes de comptage des cas confirmรฉs de #Coronavirus #COVID19
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Let's talk seasonality and #covid19 #nCoV2019 #coronavirus.

There is an element of seasonal roulette with emerging viral diseases.

I have previously said #OnHere that China had a stroke of bad luck to have emergence in December, just as the flu season was getting underway.
The reason I mentioned before was that flu competes for space in hospitals, and causes Dx problems.

But there is another reason: flu and *all* respiratory viruses spread more in the wintertime.

Even measles โ€” a rash, but which has respiratory transmission โ€” is winter-dominant.
By emerging at the start of the N Hemisphere winter, the coronavirus #covid19 #nCoV2019 has all the advantages (to it) of the winter season. Not just confusion with flu, but the enhanced transmission that the winter brings to respiratory viruses.
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ืขื“ ื›ืžื” ื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ืžืกื•ื›ืŸ? ืฉืœืฉื•ื ืจืื™ื ื• ืืช ืจืืฉ ืžืžืฉืœืช ืกื™ื ื’ืคื•ืจ ืื•ืžืจ ืฉืื—ื•ื– ื”ืชืžื•ืชื” ื”ื•ื 0.2%, ืฉื–ื” ื‘ืขืจืš ืคื™ ืฉื ื™ื™ื ืžืื—ื•ื– ื”ืชืžื•ืชื” ืžืฉืคืขืช. ืœืžืจื‘ื” ื”ืฆืขืจ, ืžืื•ื“ ื™ื™ืชื›ืŸ ืฉื”ืžืกืคืจ ื”ืืžื™ืชื™ ื’ื‘ื•ื” ื™ื•ืชืจ, ื•ื™ืชืจ ืขืœ ื›ืŸ: ื™ืฉ ื—ื•ืกืจ ื•ื•ื“ืื•ืช ืžืื•ื“ ื’ื“ื•ืœ ื‘ื”ืขืจื›ืชื•.

imperial.ac.uk/media/imperialโ€ฆ

github.com/calthaus/ncov-โ€ฆ

#nCoV19
ืฉืชื™ ืงื‘ื•ืฆื•ืช ืžื—ืงืจ, ื”ืื—ืช ืž-Impertial College London ื•ื”ืื—ืจืช ืžืื•ื ื™ื‘ืจืกื™ื˜ืช ื‘ืื–ืœ ืขื•ื‘ื“ื•ืช ื›ื‘ืจ ื›ืžื” ืฉื‘ื•ืขื•ืช ื•ืžืขื“ื›ื ื•ืช ืœืœื ื”ืจืฃ ืืช ื”ื”ืขืจื›ื” ืฉืœ ืื—ื•ื–ื™ ื”ืชืžื•ืชื”. ื ื™ืชืŸ ืœื•ืžืจ ื›ืจื’ืข ืฉื–ื” ื‘ืกื‘ื™ืจื•ืช ื’ื‘ื•ื”ื” ืื™ืคืฉื”ื• ื‘ื™ืŸ 0.1% (ื›ืžื• ืฉืคืขืช) ืœื‘ื™ืŸ 6.6%. ื”ื”ืขืจื›ื” ื”ืกื‘ื™ืจื” ื‘ื™ื•ืชืจ ื”ื™ื ื‘ืกื‘ื™ื‘ื•ืช 1% - 1.5%, ืฉื–ื” ื”ืจื‘ื” ื™ื•ืชืจ ืžืฉืคืขืช.
ืœืžื” ืื™-ื”ื•ื•ื“ืื•ืช ื”ื’ื“ื•ืœื”? ื›ื™ ืื ื—ื ื• ืœื ื™ื•ื“ืขื™ื ืœื ืืช ื”ืžื•ื ื” (ืžืกืคืจ ื”ืžืชื™ื) ื•ืœื ืืช ื”ืžื›ื ื” (ืžืกืคืจ ื”ื ื“ื‘ืงื™ื).
ืžืกืคืจ ื”ืžืชื™ื ืœื ื•ื•ื“ืื™ ืืคื™ืœื• ืื ืจืง ืกื•ืคืจื™ื ืžื—ื•ืฅ ืœืกื™ืŸ, ื›ื™ ื™ืฉ ืขื•ื“ ืœื ืžืขื˜ ืื ืฉื™ื ื‘ืžืฆื‘ ื—ืžื•ืจ ืฉืœื ื™ื“ื•ืข ืื ื™ืฉืจื“ื•.
ืžืกืคืจ ื”ื ื“ื‘ืงื™ื ืœื ื•ื•ื“ืื™, ื›ื™ ืื™ืŸ ืกืคืง ืฉื™ืฉ ื”ืจื‘ื” ื ื“ื‘ืงื™ื ืขื ืกื™ืžืคื˜ื•ืžื™ื ืงืœื™ื ืฉืœื ื ืกืคืจื™ื.
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ืขื“ื›ื•ื ื™ ื ื’ื™ืฃ: ืœืื—ืจื•ื ื” ื”ื™ื™ืชื” ืืžื™ืจื” ืžืจื•ืคื ื‘ื›ื™ืจ ื‘ืฉื ื’ื—ืื™ ืฉื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ืžื•ืขื‘ืจ ื‘ืืจื•ืกื•ืœ. ืœื ื‘ืจื•ืจ ื”ืื ื–ื” ื ื›ื•ืŸ - ื‘ื”ื ื—ื™ื•ืช ื”ืขื“ื›ื ื™ื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ืžืจื›ื– ื”ืกื™ื ื™ ืœืžื ื™ืขืช ื•ื‘ืงืจืช ืžื—ืœื•ืช (ื”-CCDC) ื ืืžืจ ืฉื›ื›ืœ ื”ื ืจืื” ื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ืœื ืขื•ื‘ืจ ื‘ืืจื•ืกื•ืœ ืืœื ืจืง ื‘ืชื•ืš ื‘ื˜ื™ืคื•ืช ื’ื“ื•ืœื•ืช ื™ื•ืชืจ ืฉื ืงืจืื•ืช droplets -->
weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/โ€ฆ
ื”ืžืฉืžืขื•ืช ืฉืœ ื”ื“ื‘ืงื” ื‘ืืจื•ืกื•ืœ ื”ื™ื ืกื™ื›ื•ืŸ ื”ื“ื‘ืงื” ื”ืจื‘ื” ื™ื•ืชืจ ื’ื‘ื•ื” ืžืืฉืจ ืžืฆื‘ ื‘ื• ื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ื™ื›ื•ืœ ืœืขื‘ื•ืจ ืจืง ื‘ืชื•ืš ื˜ื™ืคื•ืช ื ื•ื–ืœ ื’ื“ื•ืœื•ืช ื™ื—ืกื™ืช. ืจืื• ืชืจืฉื™ื ืœื”ืกื‘ื™ืจ.
#CoronaOutbreak #nCoV19 Image
ืขื›ืฉื™ื• ื™ืฉ ื”ื•ื“ืขื” ืจืฉืžื™ืช ืžืžืฉืจื“ ื”ื‘ืจื™ืื•ืช ื”ืกื™ื ื™ ืฉืื™ืŸ ื›ืจื’ืข ื”ื•ื›ื—ื” ืœื”ื“ื‘ืงื” ื‘ืืจื•ืกื•ืœ
globaltimes.cn/content/117898โ€ฆ
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1/ If #CoronaVirus was a front in a Currency War...
-China is responsible for a significant amount of the global supply chain.
-China already restricting shipments & availability of goods.
-USA allegedly now energy independent.
-China controls significant gold & lithium reserves.
2/ -China is a net importer of oil & gas
-China has been pumping their stock market.
-USA is also pumping their stock market.
-China probably survives #nCoV19 crisis due to massive manufacturing infrastructure.
-USA probably hurts more due to lack of access to China goods.
3/ -Chinese currency might possibly hyperinflate, just like how they misreport the #2019nCoV cases, they have been printing money massively internally & reporting false numbers to the world.
-USD probably survives as world reserve...
-Global depression more likely now than 2019
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ื›ื‘ืจ 8 ื™ืžื™ื ื”ื—ืœื• ืœืฆื•ืฅ ื”ืขื“ื•ื™ื•ืช ื”ืจืืฉื•ื ื•ืช ืฉื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ื”ื—ื“ืฉ, ืฉืžืงื•ืจื• ื‘ืขื˜ืœืคื™ื, ืขื‘ืจ ื“ืจืš ืคื ื’ื•ืœื™ืŸ ื‘ื“ืจื›ื• ืœื”ื“ื‘ืงืช ื‘ื ื™ ืื“ื. ื›ืขืช ืื—ื“ ื”ื•ื™ืจื•ืœื•ื’ื™ื ื”ื‘ื›ื™ืจื™ื ื‘ืขื•ืœื ืžืืฉืจ ืฉืื›ืŸ ื›ืš.

#nCoV19 #CoronaOutbreak
ื™ื“ื•ืข ื›ื™ ืคื ื’ื•ืœื™ืŸ ื”ื™ื™ืชื” (ื”ื™ื”?) ืื—ืช ื”ื—ื™ื•ืช ืฉื ืžื›ืจื• ื‘ืฉื•ื•ืงื™ื ื‘ืื–ื•ืจ ื”ื“ื•ืžื™ื ืœ Seafood Market ื‘ื•ื•ื”ืืŸ ื‘ื• ืงืจื• ื›ืžื” ืžื”ื”ื“ื‘ืงื•ืช ื”ืจืืฉื•ื ื•ืช.
nature.com/articles/d4158โ€ฆ
ื ื’ื™ืฃ ื”SARS ื‘-2002 ื”ื’ื™ืข ืžืขื˜ืœืคื™ื ื•ืขื‘ืจ ื“ืจืš Civet Cat (ื—ืชื•ืœ ื”ื–ื‘ื“ ื‘ืขื‘ืจื™ืช)
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ืžืืžืจ ื‘ื›ืชื‘ ื”ืขืช ืฉืœ ื”ืื’ื•ื“ื” ื”ืจืคื•ืื™ืช ื”ืืžืจื™ืงืื™ืช JAMA ืžืชืืจ ืืช ื”ืžืืคื™ื™ื ื™ื ื”ืงืœื™ื ื™ื™ื ืฉืœ 138 ื—ื•ืœื™ื ื‘ื ื’ื™ืฃ ืฉืื•ืฉืคื–ื• ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื—ื•ืœื™ื ื™ื—ื™ื“ ื‘ื•ื•ื”ืืŸ.

jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/โ€ฆ
#nCoV19 #CoronaOutbreak
- 26% ื”ื’ื™ืขื• ืœื˜ื™ืคื•ืœ ื ืžืจืฅ
- 4% ื ืคื˜ืจื•
- ื›-41% ื—ืฉื•ื“ื™ื ืฉื ื“ื‘ืงื• ื‘ื‘ื™ืช ื—ื•ืœื™ื, ืฉืœื•ืฉืช ืจื‘ืขื™ ืžืชื•ื›ื ืขื•ื‘ื“ื™ ืจืคื•ืื”
- ื’ื™ืœ ื—ืฆื™ื•ื ื™ 56
- ื–ืžืŸ ื—ืฆื™ื•ื ื™ ืžืชืกืžื™ื ื™ื ืขื“ ืืฉืคื•ื–: 7 ื™ืžื™ื Image
ื—ืฉื•ื‘ ืœืฆื™ื™ืŸ ื›ื™ 60% ืžื”ื—ื•ืœื™ื ืฉื ื›ืœืœื• ื‘ืžื—ืงืจ ืขื“ื™ื™ืŸ ื”ื™ื• ืžืื•ืฉืคื–ื™ื ื‘ืฉืขืช ื›ืชื™ื‘ืช ื”ืžืืžืจ, ื›ืœื•ืžืจ ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ื”ืชืžื•ืชื” ื•ืฉื™ืขื•ืจ ื”ืžื’ื™ืขื™ื ืœื˜ื™ืคื•ืœ ื ืžืจืฅ ื‘ืื•ื›ืœื•ืกื™ื™ืช ื”ืžื—ืงืจ ื™ื›ื•ืœ ืขื•ื“ ืœืขืœื•ืช
https://t.co/PC5xKs14YI
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ื”ืื ื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ื”ื•ืœืš ืœื”ืชืคืฉื˜ ืœื›ืœ ื”ืขื•ืœื, ืžื” ืฉื ืงืจื pandemic? ืžื•ืžื—ื™ื ืžืชื—ื‘ื˜ื™ื, ื•ื™ืฉ ืขื“ื•ื™ื•ืช ืœื›ืืŸ ื•ืœื›ืืŸ. ืื—ื“ ืžื”ื, @BogochIsaac ืืžืจ ื‘ืจืื™ื•ืŸ ืœ-Daily Beast ืฉื‘ื›ืœ ืฉืขื” ื”ื•ื ืžืฉื ื” ืืช ื“ืขืชื•. ื”ืขื™ืชื•ืŸ ื”ืžื“ืขื™ Science ืžืคืจืกื ืžืืžืจ ื—ื“ืฉื•ืช (ืœื ืžื—ืงืจ) ื‘ื ื•ืฉื:
sciencemag.org/news/2020/02/bโ€ฆ

#nCoV19 #CoronaOutbreak
ืœืžื” ื—ื•ืฉื‘ื™ื ืฉื”ื ื’ื™ืฃ ืœื ื™ืชืคืฉื˜? ื›ื™ ืžื—ื•ืฅ ืœืกื™ืŸ ืœื ืจื•ืื™ื ื‘ื™ื ืชื™ื™ื ื”ื“ื‘ืงื” ืžืขื‘ืจ ืœืžื’ืขื™ื ืžื™ื“ื™ื™ื ืฉืœ ืื ืฉื™ื ืฉื”ื’ื™ืขื• ืžื•ื•ื”ืืŸ, ื•ื›ื™ ื ื’ื™ืคื™ ืงื•ืจื•ื ื” ืœืจื•ื‘ ืœื ืžืชืคืฉื˜ื™ื ื‘ืงืœื•ืช ื‘ืืงืœื™ื ื—ื.
ืœืžื” ื›ืŸ? ืื™ืŸ ืกืคืง ืฉืžืกืคืจ ื”ื ืฉืื™ื ื’ื“ื•ืœ, ืื•ืœื™ ื‘ื”ืจื‘ื”, ืžื”ืžืกืคืจื™ื ื”ืžื“ื•ื•ื—ื™ื. ื™ื™ืชื›ืŸ ืฉื—ืœืงื ืžืกืชื•ื‘ื‘ื™ื ื›ื‘ืจ ืฉื‘ื•ืขื•ืช ื‘ืขืฉืจื•ืช ืขืจื™ื ื‘ืขื•ืœื. ืขื•ื“ ืื™ืŸ ืื™ืฉื•ืจ ื•ื•ื“ืื™ ืœื”ื“ื‘ืงื” ืœืœื ืชืกืžื™ื ื™ื, ืื‘ืœ ื ืจืื” ืฉื‘ืขืœื™ ืชืกืžื™ื ื™ื ืงืœื™ื ื™ื›ื•ืœื™ื ืœื”ื“ื‘ื™ืง. ืื ื–ื” ื”ืžืฆื‘, ืื•ืœื™ ืชื•ืš ืฉื‘ื•ืขื•ืช ื ืจืื” ื”ืชืคืจืฆื•ื™ื•ืช ืžื—ื•ืฅ ืœืกื™ืŸ.
medrxiv.org/content/10.110โ€ฆ
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So next week there will be a Global Research and Innovation Forum hosted by WHO which will get into trials for therapeutics for #2019_nCov #WuhanVirus. My understanding from speaking to @WHO last night was that the HIV combination was seen as โ€œpromisingโ€. But...
There are many options. The Chinese have a list of 30 products they are interested inโ€”-including TCM. So one topic of discussion will be the prioritisation of drug trials. Ie which ones look most promising. There is one other thing. I anticipate two kinds of trial...
One will be compassionate use of drugs for critically ill patients. The other will be RCTs with placebo arms for hospitalised patients. As most of the patients are currently in China I expect most of these trials will start there. #nCoV19
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THREAD: When you don't have #drugs or #vaccines, you've got to rely on containment strategies. But how well do they work? pnas.org/content/114/15โ€ฆ #nCoV19 #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
Contact tracing: Who are all the people who may have been in contact with someone with the disease? These are "contacts." pnas.org/content/114/15โ€ฆ #nCoV19 #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
Active symptom monitoring: Check on contacts 1-2x/d. Isolate them if symptoms develop. pnas.org/content/114/15โ€ฆ #nCoV19 #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
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Later today (Monday) the following system-wide codes will be available on @SystmOne The terms will be identical in Emis (thanks @drshaun) and will be linked to @SnomedCT codes when they are released. @NHSX @DHCCIO @NHSCCIO @NHSDigital #nCoV19
Confirmed 2019-nCoV (Wuhan) infection (Y20d1)
Excluded 2019-nCoV (Wuhan) infection (Y20d2)
Exposure to 2019-nCoV (Wuhan) infection (Y20ce)
Suspected 2019-nCoV (Wuhan) infection (Y20cf)
Tested for 2019-nCoV (Wuhan) infection (Y20d0)
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@SystmOne These codes will be passed into #strategicreporting in the usual way. @TPP_SystmOne @GutteridgeC
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About the term #pandemic & a timely approach to clarify a few things (hopefully) โ€“ a threat: What is a pandemic ? Global occurance of a new disease. What is not included in the definition? Disease severity, no. of deaths, any hollywood-like apocalyptic scenario #nCoV19 1/6
So when virologists (like me) mention the word pandemic these days, please remember this definition. Also do you remember the last pandemic you've lived through? It was the 2009 H1N1 #flu ("swine flu"). It infected many people but was less severe than expected. 2/6
Still, it strained health systems and caused a high burden of disease in risk groups. A possible scenario for #nCoV2019, as further spread on global level likely. Most cases seem to be mild, but risk groups have more severe disease. So preparing for a pandemic includes: 3/6
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THREAD: People keep asking me how they can protect themselves from the #nCoV19 #coronavirus. This is not a disease that can be addressed at an individual level. This is a public health problem that requires a community/societal response.
Yes, please wash your hands. Get your #flushot #influenza #vaccination (& if you're over 65, your #pneumonia shot, too).
We're worried about protecting ourselves and our families, but to do that, we need to be thinking much bigger. #nCoV2019 #coronavirus
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Big developments re: #Wuhan #nCoV2019 #coronavirus outbreak in China since Friday. It looks like the virus has been spreading since November, maybe even October, and may not have started at the Wuhan market. thelancet.com/journals/lanceโ€ฆ
This means that the virus may have already spread more widely in the region than we'd realized... just under the radar. Now that our radar is up, and we're looking and testing for #coronavirus cases, we may be picking them up.
So the dramatic increase in cases over the last couple days not actually be as sudden as it seems... but something that's been building up over months.
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