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CV Central - 3/3/2020 - "Assessing Medical Readiness for the War Against Covid"

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CV Central - 3/3/2020 - "Assessing Medical Readiness for the War Against Covid"
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With our twentieth episode, Coronavirus Central evolves in a new direction as we seek to make sense of how to deal with the burgeoning pandemic versus reacting and reporting to cases.  An active mindset based on reality and threat assessment is emerged instead of a reactive mindset based on feelings and risk mitigation.  We look at why South Korea's model is working better, why Europe's is not, and how taking the fight to Covid, declaring war against this common threat to humanity, is precisely the right mindset for how we must mobilize all people and all capacities of our society for victory.  Crucial to that defense is understanding and developing the ability of our front line defense, our medical systems, and we report upon the shortfalls in ICU beds, protection gear, and information being shared with medical practitioners and citizens alike, with suggested action both big and necessary needed for the fight ahead.  Our thanks to our 20,000 daily listeners, as we ask your help to grow the human resistance to the virus that targets us all.

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Links:
Latest statistics: https://covid19info.live/
Case sources: https://bnonews.com/
Covid-19 news: http://covidreport.net/
Support the PPE Act for safety for patients and physicians: PPE Act Petition
CDC US Case and Test Count: CDC Update

Coronavirus cases outside China are 9 times higher than inside: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/who-says-9-times-more-coronavirus-cases-outside-china-than-inside-in-last-24-hours.html

CNN Updates: Up to one million Americans to be tested by week's end: https://www.cnn.com/asia/live-news/coronavirus-outbreak-03-03-20-intl-hnk/index.html

Six deaths now reported from Washington State: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/02/seattle-area-officials-report-3-new-coronavirus-deaths-bringing-us-total-to-5.html

South Korea declares "War" on Coronavirus and implements stronger measures: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/03/coronavirus-south-korea-declares-war-on-outbreak-as-who-experts-arrive-in-iran

Italian Covid-19 victim leaves hospital, takes taxi, goes home: https://www.ecodibergamo.it/stories/Cronaca/scappa-dallospedale-con-il-virus-denunciato-71enne-di-casnigo_1343355_11/

France and Germany monitor "Situation": https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-germany-france/germany-france-monitoring-coronavirus-very-closely-ready-for-decisive-action-scholz-idUSKBN20P317

Coronavirus tests open borders in Europe: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-countries/articles/2020-03-02/europes-open-border-agreement-may-become-casualty-to-coronavirus

Society of Critical Care Medicine Assessment of US ICU capacity: https://www.sccm.org/Communications/Critical-Care-Statistics

UK NHS current ICU usage: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/winter-daily-sitreps/winter-daily-sitrep-2019-20-data/

FDA allows industrial respirators to be used for healthcare purposes to increase supply to meet demand: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-and-cdc-take-action-increase-access-respirators-including-n95s

FDA tracking drug shortages: https://www.advisory.com/daily-briefing/2020/03/02/coronavirus-drug

CDC recommendations for healthcare providers about mask usage and health risks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/healthcare-supply-ppe-index.html

CNBC Interview with NYC doctor who can't get test kits: https://twitter.com/kr3at/status/1234639175586123777

China has factories running empty to create appearance of industry: https://twitter.com/jenniferatntd/status/1233793672497573894

DOD contingency planning continues: https://www.defense.gov/Explore/News/Article/Article/2099726/dod-makes-plans-to-combat-coronavirus/

Directive 51 for continuity of government in a catastrophic emergency: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Security_and_Homeland_Security_Presidential_Directive


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