In the past 24 hours I've seen two medical professionals post information to social platforms. An ER doc posted this to our Nextdoor site: "Here are a couple good sites and one detailed article about the virus. It isn't, "Just a flu". Don't panic but be diligent in awareness of potential future risk. https://covid19info.live/ https://infographics.channelnewsasia.com/covid-19/map.html https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/02/covid-vaccine/607000/" , and "It is a huge concern. My father is 85 and a kidney transplant patient/ immune compromised. When it hits here I'm going to encourage them to become as much of a hermit as possible and I will get their groceries. At least until vaccine or treatment is available. "
And a nurse on Reddit posted this, " Can we have a scientific discussion about Coronavirus? The first known community-acquired case of coronavirus in the US is now being treated at UC Davis as of today. This patient has no known travel abroad and no known contact with someone who did. I see a lot of quasi-denialism here and elsewhere about what this could mean for our community and our healthcare infrastructure. This could be bad, y’all.A 2% death rate is staggering. (If you didn’t know, the death rate of seasonal influenza is 0.1%.), particularly when there are differing recommendations from different authorities about whether patients with Covid-19 should be in airborne vs droplet isolation.There is evidence that healthcare workers are at increased risk of severe illness and death due to higher inoculum. There is evidence of asymptotic spread. There are PPE shortages globally and domestically.This can’t really be dismissed anymore as not our problem. I hope I’m wrong about that, to say the least. What are your hospitals (and you) doing to prepare?"
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