The Epicentre Of The Covid-19 Pandemic Pivots To The USA With New York State As A Major Hot Spot
Italy was the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic until a few weeks ago, with officially more recorded deaths than China where the disease originated. The pandemic continues to spread globally with 48 out of 54 countries in Africa now having confirmed the presence of the disease. There are fears that fragile health systems in the third world will be overwhelmed. Here is a map of countries where the presence of Covid-19 has been confirmed.
Data from medics working across China quote 90,000 to 95,000 deaths in Hubei Province alone with another 80,000 deaths in the rest of China. Making Covid-19 mortality in China 170,000 to 175,000. When will the Chinese Government start telling the world the truth?
UK Government advice on the Covid-19 pandemic can be found here. The UK Government advice is puerile and flawed. When is "herd immunity" superior to good infection control and effective quarantine measures? The answer is never! Or perhaps more rightly put as in the minds of the slubberdegullions advising the government. Now, they have had another brainwave: "Reusing disposable PPE". UK Doctors will be within their rights to ignore that advice!
Map Of Global Disease Burden: 21 March 2020
Guidance for doctors issued by CDC can be found by clicking here. Help for governments and local authorities struggling with doctor recruitment to tackle the outbreak can be found by clicking here. The Johns Hopkins University global coronavirus tracking map and current global mortality figures can be found here.
Map Of Global Disease Burden: 13 March 2020
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