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  • Publisher: NY Times
    2020-05-22

    Putting the Risk of Covid-19 in Perspective

    This author puts the risks of dying from COVID-19 into a metric called "micromort", which measures a one-in-a-million chance of dying. The micromorts allows one to easily compare for example the risk of dying from skydiving (7 micromorts per jump), or dying under general anesthesia (5 micromorts).
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  • Publisher: AARP
    2020-05-07

    COVID-19 Risks to People With Asthma Much Lower Than Expected

    Several months into the pandemic, medical experts say that Asthma hasn't been a significant risk factor. Even though CDC recommended at the beginning of the pandemic that COVID-19 patients should not be treated with corticosteroids, because steroids increase the need for ventilation, length of illness and chance of dying, this did not apply to people who are already on steroids for underlying conditions.
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  • Publisher: AARP
    2020-05-06

    COVID-19's Toll on the Heart

    Other viruses can affect the heart, but experts say that COVID-19 can cause cardiac complications that are a major cause for concern, especially among those with preexisting heart disease. Although experts don't yet have conclusive data on the percentage of patients who have heart damage as a result of COVID-19 infections, estimates run as high as 25 or 30 percent.
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  • Publisher: Washington Post
    2020-05-04

    Draft report predicts coronavirus cases will reach 200,000 a day by June 1

    This is a report from a leaked government report. Its is not sure how these predictions are made, and whether it is because of reopening. The white house officials have been relying on other models (than CDC) to make decisions on reopening. The estimates here are based on premature relaxation of restrictions.
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  • Publisher: NY Times
    2020-04-16

    Obesity Linked to Severe Coronavirus Disease, Especially for Younger Patients

    Obesity may be one of the most important predictors of severe coronavirus illness, new studies say. It’s an alarming finding for the United States, which has one of the highest obesity rates in the world.Some 42 percent of American adults — nearly 80 million people — live with obesity. That is a prevalence rate far exceeding those of other countries hit hard by the coronavirus, like China and Italy.
    Obesity may be one of the most important predictors of severe coronavirus illness, new studies say. Share Button

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  • Publisher: Visual Capitalist
    2020-04-15

    The Front Line: Visualizing the Occupations with the Highest COVID-19 Risk

    Only 29% of Americans have the luxury of social distancing. The other 79% have a more uncertain situation. This post presents a visual chart of risk score by occupation. The methodology is absed on contact with others, physical proximity and exposure of disease infection.
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  • Publisher: The Conversation
    2020-04-06

    Does the amount of virus you are exposed to determine how sick you'll get?

    Is the initial dose of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) related to the disease severity? At the moment, we just don't know. The only way to answer this question definitively is with "experimental challenge studies", which involves intentionally infecting healthy volunteers in order to study diseases and their treatments.
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  • Publisher: New Scientist
    2020-04-01

    Estimates of the predicted coronavirus death toll have little meaning

    With all the unknowns about covid-19, any numbers you hear about death tolls or how long restrictions will last should be taken not just with a pinch of salt but with a sack of it.
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  • Publisher: BBC
    2020-03-27

    Can you kill coronavirus with UV light?

    There are rumors around the Internet that UV lights can cure Covid-19, but the truth is more complicated. Experts say that there’s only one type of UV that can reliably inactivate Covid-19 – and it’s extremely dangerous.
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  • Publisher: Centers for Disease Control
    2020-03-17

    FAQ's for Healthcare Professionals

    Healthcare Professionals are at high risk and need to take special precautions. Additionally they are often asked questions relating to the disease. This page provides some answers.
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