For suspected patients & contacs w/light symptoms
1) Place in hotel room
2) Give free wifi & good food
4) Ensure regular med checks
Result:rapid slowing of cases in 2wks
#PREVENT -keep humans away from viruses (test, trace, isolate)
#TREAT-prioritize whatever hospitals need (staff, vents, PPE) & vacc research
#COPE - How to deal w distancing & grief- probably hardest part.
All else is noise.
(1) it spreads lightning quick asymptomatically (2) it is deadly (3) it can reduce fast by intervening to change network of contacts in society.
"After Feb1, healthcare workers who treat patients in Wuhan stayed in hotels... to prevent them from infecting family members and communities" ht @XihongLin @NYGovCuomo https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1-rvZs0zsXF_0Tw8TNsBxKH4V1LQQXq7Az9kDfCgZDfE/edit#slide=id.p47
Field hospitals in Central Park: https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2020/03/29/emergency-hospital-being-constructed-in-central-park
US Navy Medical Ship 'Comfort arrives':
Medical supplies airlift from Shanghai lands in JFK: https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-airlift-masks-medical-supplies-1d1913bf-744e-41cf-895c-d8934afa2c36.html
It's one part of a massive effort to quickly ramp up the city's healthcare capacity.https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2020/04/02/new-york-city-will-lease-at-least-20-hotels-to-deal-with-the-coronavirus-hospital-surge/
The Manhattan church, the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, will be able to care for at least 200 patients during the coronavirus outbreak.https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/06/nyregion/cathedral-st-john-the-divine-coronavirus-field-hospital.html
Next -- Centralised quarantine (to protect your family).
Natl Acad of Science' Fineberg & ex-World Bank head Kim make the case. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/07/opinion/coronavirus-smart-quarantine.html
ht @hofrench https://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/28666/america-can-t-afford-to-fail-new-york-the-epicenter-of-its-covid-19-outbreak
Safer now in Wuhan than anywhere else in world @BrankoMilan. R is less than 0.1! Thread ht @XihongLin https://twitter.com/XihongLin/status/1251276061398220800
ht @Comparativist https://covid19.osinthk.org/2020/04/29/five-steps-to-eradicate-covid-19/
Any country that is not actively trying to eradicate COVID-19 within the next two to three months has explicitly set their nation on a course to fight a losing battle with COVID-19 for years....https://covid19.osinthk.org/2020/04/29/five-steps-to-eradicate-covid-19/
Goal for govts is to aggressively break chains of transmission between ppl. #TestTraceIsolate https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/04/eight-lessons-controlling-coronavirus-east-asian-nations-pandemic-public-health
Four months in, we know what works against coronavirus. These are eight important lessons from east Asia, says Devi Sridhar, chair of global public health at the University of Edinburghhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/may/04/eight-lessons-controlling-coronavirus-east-asian-nations-pandemic-public-health
Why? While city & state officials dithered, Asians wore masks & shuttered business https://thecity.nyc/2020/05/the-life-and-death-divide-between-flushing-and-corona.html
Two Queens neighborhoods share a park, poverty, immigration and active workers in common. But one is seeing far fewer COVID cases than the other.https://thecity.nyc/2020/05/the-life-and-death-divide-between-flushing-and-corona.html