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Coronavirus cases are rising across more than a dozen different states, which means it's important that people know where are the places you can most likely catch it from.
As cases continue to surge across the United States, Dr. Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, has warned about going to places that have an increased chance of transmission. Dr. Fauci recently sat down for an interview at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, and during this interview, he revealed the most common places people catch coronavirus.
During the interview, Dr. Fauci cited a slide that he was displaying, which stated, "Transmissions most common among household contacts, in congregate or health care settings when PPE not used, and in closed settings (e.g cruise ships, nursing homes, prisons)." The slide goes on to say that there are factors that increase the risk of airborne transmission, and those factors are; "crowded, enclosed spaces with poor ventilation, singing, speaking loudly or breathing heavily."
Coronavirus vaccines are on the horizon, and it won't be long before doses are rolled out to the American public.
According to the head of Operation Warp Speed, Dr. Moncef Slaoui, the plan is to deliver vaccinations to states within 24 hours of the vaccines getting Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Additionally, Dr. Moncef Slaoui said that Americans could start receiving the vaccinations at the start of the second day after the FDA approval.
On top of that good news, Dr. Moncef Slaoui said that the FDA is scheduled to meet on December 10th to discuss the EUA for Pfizers vaccine candidate. It should be noted that Pfizer's vaccine candidate has been found to be 95% effective at preventing COIVD-19. Judging by what Dr. Moncef Slaoui has said, if the FDA meeting goes well and Pfizer's vaccine is approved, Americans could be receiving COVID-19 vaccinations on December 12th.
Most coronavirus news has strains of negativity through it, but not today, as we are taking a breath of fresh air from negativity and breathing in some positivity.
According to data accumulated by the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker, more than 4 million Americans have successfully recovered from COVID-19. The Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker indicates that there are approximately 4,527,000 recovered Americans, which is a fantastic number, to say the least.
Earlier in the year, around March and April, we saw recoveries from the virus dwindling compared to what recovery rates look like now. The reason for recoveries improving is because medical facilities such as hospitals have become better equipped to combat the virus by providing adequate treatments and care. If you are interested in tracking the coronavirus for yourself, use the Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracker here.
As coronavirus cases in the United States continue to surge, its important that you understand which symptoms could mean you have a COVID-19 infection.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established a landing page that shows all of the common symptoms of a COVID-19 infection. The website explains that COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms, which is why it's hard to self-diagnose the illness. The CDC says that symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
Additionally, the CDC has also detailed a list of symptoms that are defined as "emergency warning signs". The CDC says that you need to seek emergency medical care "immediately" if you have any of these symptoms. If you want to check out any of these symptoms, there are lists located in the entirety of this article. If you want to find more information on these symptoms, you can visit the CDC website here.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, has said that these 5 groups of people will get the first round of the coming COVID-19 vaccines.
According to the infectious disease expert, the first round of COVID-19 vaccines will be rolled out to the people who need it most. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), spoke with NPR's Morning Edition and said that "The timeline of getting the doses into the vials and available for vaccination are going to be a graded process. It's not going to happen all at once."
Dr. Fauci continued and said that the list was created with two things in mind; protecting those most at risk of infection and reopening the economy. Vaccine companies Pfizer and Moderna recently announced that early results from its vaccine candidate trials indicate that its COVID-19 vaccine efficacy at preventing a COVID-19 infection is above 90% and above. In the entirety of this article, you will find the 5 groups of people who will receive the first round of vaccinations. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
Going to the grocery store isn't like it used to be. It's now a daunting task that, for some people, comes with a considerable amount of anxiety.
But, what if I told you that you could plan your grocery store trips strategically, and by doing this it can remove a lot of that anxiety that comes with the journey for essential items? Google has analyzed Google Maps data and has found both the most dangerous times to go to grocery stores and the safest times.
The most dangerous time to go to the grocery store is when it's busiest, and according to Google data, the busiest time is between 12 - 3 pm on a Saturday. Additionally, Google has also stated that the least busy time to go is on a Monday at 8 am. For more information on this story, check out this link here.
With coronavirus cases rising across the country, it's becoming more of a daunting task to go to the shopping center for essentials.
As daunting as the task is, everyone has to do it at some stage to replace items such as food, toilet paper, medicine, and other essential items. Luckily, Google has analyzed data from March through to October 2020 and has found out what time is the safest to go to the grocery store.
According to Google, the time where grocery stores are the least busiest, hence the safest time, is around 8 AM on a Monday morning. So, if you plan your grocery trips strategically, you will be able to go and get those essential items during the safest time period of the week. For more information, check out this link here.
Ahead of the coming weeks and months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shown which symptoms you need to watch out for as it could mean you have caught COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has laid out an easy-to-understand landing page for the wide range of potential COVID-19 symptoms. The CDC explains that COVID-19 has a range of different symptoms and that any of the symptoms listed below can begin showing 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
On top of that, the CDC has also provided a list of the symptoms you need to really watch out for, as the CDC explains if you have any of these symptoms, you need to "seek emergency medical care immediately". The CDC labels these symptoms "emergency warning signs". Below you will find a list for both mild symptoms and the emergency warning signs. For more information, check out this link here.
Coronavirus vaccines are on the horizon, and now the question has been asked of what will it take for the United States to reach herd immunity?
According to Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, herd immunity isn't an impossibility, and in fact, herd immunity could be achieved faster than you might've expected. Dr. Fauci explains that if enough Americans receive the COVID-19 vaccine when it's available, herd immunity could be achieved "reasonably quickly".
Additionally, the infectious disease expert continues to explain that herd immunity to COVID-19 can only happen if 40% or 50% of the population receives a vaccination. Dr. Fauci notes that this is the reason why we "need to get as many people as possible vaccinated, and that's why we want to be very transparent" with the entire process. If you are interested in reading more about this story, check out this link here.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, it has been the general synopsis that the source of the SARS-CoV-2 contagion was Wuhan, China. But that may not be the case.
The World Health Organization recently revealed how it will be conducting its investigation into finding out the true source of SARS-CoV-2, the pathogen that causes the COVID-19 infection. A WHO team will be working with top Chinese scientists who will be providing this team with data, which will then help the team establish a timeline for the outbreak.
The WHO recently said it "remains unclear whether the market was a contamination source, acted as an amplifier for human-to-human transmission, or a combination of those factors." Additionally, the WHO collected nearly 1,200 specimens from the Wuhan market, of which 653 sellers commercialized all sorts of animals. The WHO found that of the 336 animals sampled, none of them tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, but 8% of all environmental swabs from locations such as drains and sewage carried the virus.