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Source: America Coronavirus   Sep 21, 2020  1 year ago
America Coronavirus: CDC Finally Acknowledges that Infectious SARS-Cov-2 Can Remain Suspended In Air And Is Airborne As U.S. Death Toll Hits 200,031
America Coronavirus: CDC Finally Acknowledges that Infectious SARS-Cov-2 Can Remain Suspended In Air And Is Airborne As U.S. Death Toll Hits 200,031
Source: America Coronavirus   Sep 21, 2020  1 year ago
America Coronavirus: American official COVID-19 infection rates hits 6.81 million and 200,014 Americans have died from the COVID-19 so far though actual figures are expected to be much higher. Americans are expected to have a great time for the rest of the year and also an interesting year end festive season never experienced in its history starting from next month’s Halloween as many more are expected to get infected and die. Though it sad one cannot help but also sometimes laugh to see the degree of stupidity in the country starting from its President all the way to its common citizens, with some living in denial and some simply arrogant and assume that only their country, professionals and  media and knows better. It is shocking to see its supposedly brightest ie university students not conforming to any social distancing rules and protective protocols and contracting the novel coronavirus like herds of stupid donkeys! and putting other including the academic faculties and their families at risk.(Note we are not anti-American, on the contrary being American citizens as well, we are simply embarrassed at what’s happening in the United States at the moment.)

Amazing that in America such things are to be proud of despite 
more than 200,000 American deaths and 6.8 million Americans infected.

Meanwhile Americans who are these days a bit slow, had its CDC finally acknowledge that  infectious SARS-CoV-2 virus particles can remain suspended in the air and spread via airborne transmission. The minions at the US CDC finally updated the guidelines on the 18th of September to include warnings on airborne transmission. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html
The U.S.CDC updated its guidelines for infection prevention and noted that COVID-19 most commonly spreads between people who are in close contact with each other, within six feet, and through respiratory droplets or small particles, such as those in aerosols, produced when an infected person sneezes, coughs, speaks, breathes, and sings.
It said that in addition, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in droplets and aerosols, can be inhaled through the mouth and nose, pass through airways, and reach the lungs, causing infection. Apart from inhaling these droplets, the SARS-CoV-2 virus can also spread through contact with droplets that land on surfaces and objects, which can be transferred by touch. When individuals touch surfaces with the infected droplets, such as doorknobs, handles, and tables, it can cause infection when they also touch their mouth, nose, or eyes.
It warned that airborne transmission may ensue when droplets from an infected individual suspends in the air and are inhaled by other people. This may occur in closed areas, crowded places, and areas with poor ventilation.
The CDC said in a press statement, “There is growing evidence that droplets and airborne particles can remain suspended in the air and be breathed in by others, and travel distances beyond 6 feet (for example, during choir practice, in restaurants, or fitness classes). In general, indoor environments without good vent ilation increase this risk.
The health agency also emphasized how easily the novel coronavirus can spread from one individual to another.
It said that the SARS-CoV-2 is considered one of the most contagious viral infections, which can quickly spread, more so than influenza. Overall, the virus can be more infectious when an infected person interacts more closely with others over long periods.
The new guidelines also recognize the potential for the animal to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2. But, that risk is considered very low; some cases of people-to-animal transmissions have been recorded. In some situations, the transmission is possible, including infections from dogs and cats.
The agency commented in the press statement, “At this time, there is no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. Based on the limited information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low.”
In the past, the U.S. CDC suggested maintaining a social distance of about six feet, regularly disinfecting surfaces, proper hand hygiene, and covering the mouth and nose with a mask when out in public or around others. Now, the agency adds additional recommendations that individuals stay home and isolate themselves from others when sick. Use air purifiers to help reduce airborne germs in indoor spaces.
The agency stressed, “The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. One can take steps to slow the spread.”
Besides these infection preventive measures, the CDC also recommended to maintain social connections and for people to tend to their mental health.
In the meanwhile, many of Trump’s supporters and Republicans are simply overjoyed at Trumps announcement last week that even doubled down the time the COVID-19 vaccines would be ready stating that the COVID-19 vaccines for will be ready all his supporters, Republicans and their loved ones by October much to the bewilderment of all the vaccine developers and even top health officials. Furthermore he stated by April 2021, there will be sufficient doses for every single American in the country.
The CDC also last Friday reversed a heavily criticized stupid guidance it issued last month about who should be tested for the novel coronavirus. The agency updated its recommendation to call for testing anyone including individuals without symptom who has been in close contact with someone diagnosed with covid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
It is also reported that in 31 states in America, the number of new COVID-19 cases has increased by at least 10 per cent this past week compared to the previous week, according to data Sunday from Johns Hopkins University.
Apparently only four states Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana and Michigan have had decreases of more than 10 per cent. Fifteen states are holding steady, including Alaska, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and Washington state.
Alarmingly the test positivity rate ie the percentage of new test results that are positive is rising in 25 states, according to the COVID Tracking Project. This is exactly what doctors feared would happen in the weeks following Labor Day.
A doctor said, "A couple of weeks ago, as we went in to Labor Day, we were talking about exactly this and our worry that coming out of Labor Day, as we've seen after Memorial Day and July Fourth, we'd see an increase. And unfortunately, we're walking into the fall, where weather gets colder. We're going to spend more time indoors. So this is not where we want to be as a country right now."
The state of Utah set a new record high of 1,117 cases on Friday, Gov. Gary Herbert said Saturday. Mr Herbert extended Utah's state of emergency until October 20.
Also Wisconsin reported a record number of new cases 2,533 last Friday. Health officials urged individuals to stay home, keep at least 1.5 meters distance from those outside their household, and wear masks in public.
However some states are showing continued progress. On Sunday, Maryland announced a new record-low test positivity rate 1.89 per cent. And there's more good news.
Governor Larry Hogan said "Total current hospitalizations have fallen below 300 for the first time since March 30, to 281. There are only 68 ICU beds in use ie the first time ICU levels have dropped below 70 since March 26."
Health experts say widespread testing is key to finding asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic carriers, so those individuals can isolate and prevent the virus' spread.
In the state of Maryland, officials "continue to encourage all Marylanders to get tested for COVID-19" at one of the state's 210 testing sites.

Bill Gates has meanwhile expressed his frustration by the way coronavirus testing is behind handled in America.
He told media, "Even today, individuals do not get their results in 24 hours. It is outrageous that we still have that."
Also when it comes to the technology behind the testing, Gates made it clear that there's no excuse for the slow timeline.
He said, "The US has more of these machines, more of this capacity than other countries by a huge amount.”
He however maybe forgot most Americans are slow these days sadly.
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Feb 05, 2020  2 years ago
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