At Indiana University Bloomington, county health officials ordered 30 bayonet and fraternity homes last week to what campus officials described as an “alarming increase” of positive Kovid-19 tests within homes.
“IU’s team of public health experts are extremely concerned that Greek houses are witnessing uncontrolled proliferation of Kovid-19,” the university said in a statement. “This poses a significant risk to approximately 2,600 students living in Greek or other communal housing organizations, as well as other 42,000 IU Bloomington students, the campus’s 12,000 faculty and staff, and the surrounding community.”
“We’ve reached the point where we need to quickly level the transition curve, or we’ll lose the opportunity to open campus for students this semester, which we know many students really want,” Blanc wrote.
Some of the highest cases are from Miami University, South Carolina University, Ohio State University and East Carolina University, all of which have more than 10 cases. The University of Missouri has 862 cases, while Missouri State University has 791, a CNN tally show.
While most students will recover, health experts have expressed concern that young people will spread the virus in their communities in a more sensitive form.
6.4M coronovirus cases may occur in the US in April
Nationwide, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has drastically decreased, mostly due to lack of testing, a new study suggests.
According to researchers at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, the case in the US is not limited to “catching the total burden of the epidemic”, because testing is limited for people with moderate to severe symptoms due to limited availability.
Jade Benjamin-Chung, one of the co-authors in the study and professor of epidemiology and biology at Berkeley Public, said, “We know that in the US, people who tested earlier on the epidemic had moderate to severe symptoms. ” Health. “And we know that since then, we have a large number of asymptomatic people who are affecting the total number of infections, but may not be involved in the confirmed case.”
The findings support previous statements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the number of cases in the country far exceeds consideration. In June, CDC director Drs. Robert Redfield stated that the probability of trial missed in 90% or so of cases.
Doctor expresses anger over ‘misinformation’
In a series of interviews, Trump told investigative reporter Bob Woodward that he downplayed the threat because he didn’t want people to panic.
Frontline activist Dr. Craig Spencer, director of Global Health in ER Medicine at NY-Presbyterian / Columbia University Medical Center, expressed his anger at the revelation.
“I’m angry because you want to talk about panic and ease the panic – I think every family’s panic I called on FaceTime to let them know that their family members were dead. Lived or died, “Spencer told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “And I think that’s 190,000 times multiplied around this country.”
Ebola survivors Spencer worked in the trenches in New York City when more than 800 people were dying in a day from Kovid-19 in the city last spring.
“As a frontline provider, I’m furious because many of those steps would not have been needed if we had already stepped in and prepared like we needed to, and the president clearly knew we needed to,” Spencer said. “As a public health officer, I am furious because this is another example of starting with a president who underestimated public health professionals, refuting our message.”
He said it is “almost impossible” for health professionals and to correct the president’s misinformation. ”
Shelby Lynn Erdmann and Jason Hanna of CNN contributed to this report.