CV Central - 3/10/2020 - "Reports from Italy, Ventilator Shortages, Food Supply"
Episode 26 sees a quarantine imposed across Italy as prisoners revolt, the economy shudders, and doctors tell of war zones as the #Covid-19 pandemic is raging beyond their ability to try. We look at the four critical shortages that hinder the effort: Lack of PPE, lack of antiviral drugs, lack of ICU beds, and lack of ventilators. That last point with a nationwide hospital supply of only 160k may prove the inescapable obstacle as we see multiple reports describe people dying from the inability to breathe. Who lives and who dies is the question. The question to quarantine or not is considered, and we look also at food vulnerabilities.
Viral spread through air greater than previously thought: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3074351/coronavirus-can-travel-twice-far-official-safe-distance-and-stay
Case study finds all patients recovered still carry infection: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762452
Xi claims victory for China in Wuhan as residents differ: https://qz.com/1815533/xi-jinping-visits-wuhan-for-first-time-since-coronavirus-outbreak/
Italy under lockdown to stop spread of Covid: https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/09/europe/coronavirus-italy-lockdown-intl/index.html
Italy suspends mortgage payments: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/coronavirus-italy-economy-mortgage-payments-symptoms-lockdown-latest-a9389486.html
Italian doctor describes war zone in ER in Bergamo: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-italian-doctor-says-fighting-covid-19-outbreak-is-like-war-11954229
Another Italian report on severity of coronavirus: https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1237142891077697538.html
Austria shuts border to Italy for all Italians: https://www.derstandard.at/jetzt/livebericht/2000115559530/coronavirus-ganz-italien-wird-zur-sperrzone-oesterreichs-regierung-reagiert-mit?responsive=false
UK delays enacting quarantine measures: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-51812326
Sacramento County, CA moves past quarantines: https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/03/09/sacramento-county-shift-quarantines-coronavirus/
Ventilator and ICU shortage in California a critical vulnerability: https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/health-and-medicine/article240933291.html
NY State Guidelines for who receives ventilator care in pandemic: https://www.health.ny.gov/regulations/task_force/reports_publications/docs/ventilator_guidelines.pdf
Columbia University on NYC Food Supply: https://sipa.columbia.edu/academics/capstone-projects/understanding-new-york-city%E2%80%99s-food-supply-0
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