I got many questions about the report of a tiger in the Bronx zoo with COVID-19. I will confess I was intrigued but also a bit impatient that it took over the media for a day. We do not want to get too distracted by outliers in a pandemic and not keep our eyes onContinue reading “Panthera tigris (Felidae) tigers and COVID-19”
This is what the public health officials need to do to provide more order in this catastrophe and to more accurately reflect the size of the pandemic. Rather than only counting “confirmed” cases as we do in the U.S., we should adopt the COVID-19 case definitions recommended by WHO and the European CDC. In thoseContinue reading “Make sure everyone counts: Change the way we define COVID-19”
Written by Helen Perry PhD and Sharon McDonnell MD MPH What is syndromic surveillance? Public health surveillance is the use of data for action. It is how we can monitor health problems that occur in our communities, states and countries. Health care providers like many doctors, urgent care centers and hospitals participate in their State’sContinue reading “Using Syndromic Surveillance to find the COVID-19 epidemic in front of us and behind us”
A link to a database of the studies in process to address COVID-19. Explore 336,444 research studies in all 50 states and in 210 countries.
COVID-19 update I am writing this for our Emergency operations staff in the call center and for people delivering food in the community from the grocery store as well as all of us trying to find out how to live in this newly dangerous world. 1. Assume most COVID transmission happens by direct close contactContinue reading “How do we handle the world? – Everyday practices for COVID prevention”
Pandemic: A poem by Rev. Lynn Ungar. Photo by Sharon McDonnell at Hansels Orchard, North Yarmouth Maine. Spring 2019