Testing rates for the virus differ so much that the number of positive results in a given country is not a precise barometer of how many people are afflicted. — Read on www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/21/upshot/coronavirus-deaths-by-country.html
March 28th Pillar PC update on COVID-19 Do not fear. That’s the most important thing I can tell you right now. As COVID-19 continues its relentless march through our population centers, the most unsettling news this week has been the report of at least nine of our neighbors who took their own life by suicide. […]
We found that the incidence of admissions for acute myocardial infarction was six times as high during the 7 days after laboratory confirmation of influenza infection as during the control interval (20.0 admissions per week vs. 3.3 admissions per week). The incidence ratio point estimates were highest for older adults, for patients with influenza B […]
Assessment of Respiratory Distress by the Roth Score – Chorin – 2016 – Clinical Cardiology – Wiley Online Library
Maximal counting number <10 or counting time <7 seconds identified patients with a room‐air pulse oximetry <95% with sensitivity of 91% and 83%, respectively. Maximal counting number <7 or counting time <5 seconds identified patients with a room‐air pulse oximetry <90% with sensitivity of 87% and 82%, respectively. — Read on onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/clc.22586
This article follows Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now, with over 40 million views and 30 translations. If you agree with this article, consider signing the corresponding White House petition… — Read on medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56
Q: How does this end? A: It’s like fire. It will burn as long there’s fuel. In this case, the fuel is people who are not immune. Right now, we think that’s everybody. Until you either have everyone isolated from each other and the fire goes out or a subgroup of people are immune, it […]
Pillar Primary Care email update for patients.
A test result doesn’t change what medical care you need. Most of it is supportive: rest, fluids, OTC meds likes Tylenol and ibuprofen, and oxygen support in severe cases.