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Virology, Epidemiology and the Covids with just Ciaccio

Host Dave Ciaccio (@daveciaccio) reports from isolation on all the science he could learn about viruses after weeks of isolation. Including pandemics from history, comparisons with other viruses, cleaning tips, symptoms to watch for and all the we know so far about the novel Coronavirus, SARS-Cov-2, and the disease, Covid-19, plus predictions about how long we're going to be doing this and what might be the new normal.


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2020 coronavirus pandemic in the United States
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2019–20 coronavirus pandemic by country and territory
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Likelihood of survival of coronavirus disease 2019

A case fatality ratio of an infectious disease measures the proportion of all individuals diagnosed with a disease who will die from that disease. For an emerging infectious disease, this ratio is thus a very important indicator not only of disease severity but also of its significance as a public health problem. For instance, WHO estimated a case fatality ratio of approximately 14–15% for severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003,1 and approximately 35% for Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012.2   (more...)
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Michigan doctors see success in COVID-19 treatment but say more clinical trials are needed

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Scientists across the country were still in search of a cure for the coronavirus disease 2019 on Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Clinical trials were underway as doctors tried to find a way to treat the deadly virus.   (more...)
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Blood from people who recover from coronavirus could provide a treatment
Plasma is being studied as a way to fight off the virus
An old idea for fighting infections — an approach most physicians know about only from medical lore — is being revived as people wait for drugs and vaccines to thwart the novel coronavirus. If it works, the blood plasma of people who have recovered from covid-19 would be used to protect health-care workers and help sick people get well.   (more...)
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