Scientists have a strong idea of which types of viruses could cause an outbreak. We can fund vaccines and treatments for them now.
The United States has seen a total of 3,630,587 coronavirus cases and 138,782 deaths as of July 18, according to the CDC. That’s an increase of 74,710 cases and 918 new deaths compared to the previous day.
Coronavirus cases and deaths are rising.
Dr. Judith Wasserheit, Chair of the Department of Global Health, and Dr. Charles Holmes, Georgetown University join the Infectious Diseases Society of America's (IDSA) COVID-19 podcast to discuss the critical role of the World Health Organization (WHO) in COVID-19 response efforts, and how its defunding could impact our ability to prevent, detect, and respond to future pandemics.
Gov. Jay Inslee must produce a comprehensive plan for increasing COVID-19 testing in Washington.
This is critical now that Inslee is reopening parts of the economy and deploying a contract-tracing brigade, to better inform people exposed to the novel coronavirus.
Why COVID-19 Strategies Built Around the Concept of ‘Herd Immunity’ are Problematic (UW News - Quotes Judy Wasserheit)
The idea of building herd immunity – increasing the number of infected to such a degree that naturally occurring immunity would outstrip the coronavirus, while isolating the elderly and others at greatest risk of the disease – has been tossed around in the United States, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. This week, however, U.K. officials appear to be backing away from that approach.
Spread of Coronavirus Highlights Need For Strengthened Global Health Security (ScienceSpeaks - Quotes Judy Wasserheit)
The following is a guest post on ScienceSpeaks by Judith Wasserheit, M.D., M.P.H. FIDSA, and Krutika Kuppalli, M.D.