Testing is key and it is expanding in the US and our community — finally! However, I believe that we need to integrate a “suspect” or clinical case definition as part of Influenza-like Illness (ILI) and COVID-19 surveillance. We want to track and trace all possible cases. (https://onesalud.com/2020/04/07/make-sure-everyone-counts-change-the-way-we-define-covid-19/). Until we are responding to clinical COVID-19Continue reading “The Next (Predicable) Test SNAFU”
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Guest lectures with Maine Public Health Association
Join Maine Public Health Association for a 10-part webinar series, funded generously through the New England Public Health Training Center. The webinar series starts with an Introduction to Public Health, including an overview of Maine’s public heath system, and roles and responsibilities in public health; then launches into more detail about disease outbreaks and surveillance. All events will have time for questions and answers, and are free and open to the public, except where indicated. The webinars are intended for a general audience, but even the most seasoned public health professional will glean new information! You may register for any or all of the webinars during the registration process
The “Suppressed” CDC Guidance for “Opening up America”
Links to CDC guidance for local communities to reopen public places. Links to the 17 page documentation and the graphic decision flowcharts are included.
What the Heck? Ask an Epidemiologist(s)
Weekly Q&A sessions with epidemiologists Sharon McDonnell MD MPH and Gib Parrish MD to answer questions and discuss the pandemic.
Nothing changes yet everything is different
We have a series of epidemics in the US each in it’s own time. We need grassroots pandemic action because helplessness is terrible.
One Health and SARS-CoV-2: A presentation
An introduction to One Health, spillover events, and the link to human health in the context of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Epidemiology and the NFL
The unlikely epidemiologist (Sharon McDonnell) gets interviewed by Rich Eisen during the NFL Draft to talk about the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force.
Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force
This is an activity report of the Yarmouth Community Coronavirus Task Force in Yarmouth Maine.
A presentation: Interactive session on monitoring the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic
Presentation announcement and link to recorded session on SEIR modeling for COVID epidemic.
Track, test, trace, & isolate
This post describes what is needed to move forward in the COVID-19 epidemic response.