When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States in early 2020 federal health officials said Coronavirus didn’t really affect children. But doctors in the U.S. and other countries have since seen hundreds of cases of a new illness related to COVID-19: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Some kids and teenagers have died.
“On April 26, 2020, clinicians in the United Kingdom (UK) recognized increased reports of previously healthy children presenting with a severe inflammatory syndrome with Kawasaki disease-like features. The cases occurred in children testing positive for current or recent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19,” according to the CDC’s website. “CDC is still learning about MIS-C and how it affects children, so we don’t know why some children have gotten sick with MIS-C and others have not. We also do not know if children with certain health conditions are more likely to get MIS-C.”
Experts inside and outside the government identified the threat early on and sought to raise alarms even as President Trump was moving slowly. Read some of what they had to say among themselves at critical moments.
I counted the number of people wearing masks versus those who weren’t.
- 76 were wearing masks
- 145 were not wearing masks
- approximately 25 people who were walking away or at angles such that I couldn’t discern whether they were wearing masks or not.
The president is failing, and Americans are paying for his failures.
April 9, 2020 at 01:00PM- April 9, 2020 at 02:30PM
Part I: Spatial Analytics, Presented by Mo Chen
Spatial analysis plays an important role not only in our everyday life and business, but also in the fight against the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. In this webinar we will see how the concept of spatial analysis was sparked due to an epidemic event in history. We will give an overview of spatiotemporal datasets, which serve as the foundation of almost all spatial analysis including RMDS’ Project Coronavirus. Attendees will also have a chance to see how mapping acts as a powerful tool in visualizing and informing the trend of coronavirus worldwide. Lastly, some examples will be shown to illustrate how some further spatial analysis can be done, on top of spatiotemporal datasets and mapping, to give us more confidence in winning this battle.
Part II: Epidemiological Modeling, Presented by Suyeon Ryu
In this webinar, we will discuss how we have built data-driven models upon coronavirus-related data collected from multiple sources in order to track and predict the spreading trend of the virus. Specifically, we will focus on the epidemiological SIR model to simulate the development of the coronavirus in different cities. The stochastic SIR model can estimate the termination date, infection rate, recovery rate, and R0 of the coronavirus. We will discuss how we used MCMC to estimate the distribution of epidemiological parameters, and once we have the distribution of parameters the future predictions come from simulations using the Monte Carlo method.
How much protection do different masks offer, and what are their limits?
Thousands who may have been exposed to the coronavirus have been asked to seclude themselves. It’s harder than it sounds.
“We ought to have a social compact: If you’re sick, whether you’ve got Covid-19 or not, you should separate yourself from society,” Mr. Gostin said. “That’s your part of the bargain, you’re doing it for your neighbors, your family and your community.”“In exchange,” he said, “we as a nation owe you the right to a humane period of separation, where we meet your essential needs like medicine, health care, food and sick pay.” ❧
Annotated on March 08, 2020 at 06:29PM
Getting ready for the possibility of major disruptions is not only smart; it’s also our civic duty
Controlling the spread of covid-19 requires us to all change our behavior
Undergraduate and graduate classes will continue online, students are encouraged not to return to campus after spring break
This is how we all help slow the spread of coronavirus.
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The overall goal of the Joint Mission was to rapidly inform national (China) and international planning on next steps in the response to the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and on next steps in readiness and preparedness for geographic areas not yet affected.
As China’s epidemic continues to spread, things may seem scary. Here are 10 simple precautions that can protect you from contracting the coronavirus.
Some simple and easy to carry out precautions for the coming months.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are recommending that men shave their beards if they're going to wear masks to guard against coronavirus.