Some college cities grapple with Kovid-19 after students return

While many colleges and universities are offering online classes, this does not necessarily prevent students from gathering. And now some college cities are struggling with the Kovid-19 outbreak as the start of the fall semester complicates local responses to the epidemic.

A man stands next to a car: A drug takes a swab from a Washington State University student to the COVID-19 test at a mobile test site run by the Washington Army National Guard and Air National Guard, Tuesday, 8 September, 2020, was the first day of the mobile testing site at Pullman on Tuesday in Pullman, Wash.  (Geoff Crimeans / Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

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Takes a drug swab for the COVID-19 test from a Washington State University student at a mobile test site run by the Washington Army National Guard and Air National Guard on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Pullman, Wash. First day of operation of the mobile testing site at Pullman. (Geoff Crimeans / Moscow-Pullman Daily News via AP)

“We are urging students to play a role in preventing the spread of this community and ultimately saving lives,” Michigan State University students were asked to quarantine Michigan State University students following the local health department. Since August 24, 342 new cases have been registered among people associated with the university.

The health department’s statement said that the outbreak began as soon as students returned to East Lansing for the fall semester. MSU resumed classes on September 2 and most are online, with many students wishing to “return off-campus leases or simply physically return to the university community.”

“We do everything we can to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said MSU Physician David Weissmantle. “” The safety of our entire community is a priority and we all have a role in preventing the spread of the virus. ”

Home to the University of Georgia – Athens-Clarke County, Georgia Mayor Kelly Gertz said, CNN reported Saturday that her city saw a “dramatic spike” in cases after maintaining a low summer case count and death count is. UGA classes began August 20.

“Clearly this is a return to campus with a large number of students who are not here during the summer,” he said.

“Certainly young people are going to do the things that young people do, so we need to create the underlying conditions that keep people safe,” Geertz said, of better coordination between state and national leaders for. “So this means very little allowance of meetings and in fact as much digital or online learning as possible.”

Six students at Miami University in Ohio were cited after holding a house party, although at least one of them tested positive for Kovid-19 according to police records. The university declined to comment, citing federal privacy laws, but said students would face disciplinary action if they violated quarantine orders or violated city ordinance at mass ceremonies.

Arkansas posted a record high of 1,107 new cases on Friday, and Gov. Asha Hutchinson said a backlog was to blame in the trial. Approximately 13% of the state’s cases were attributed to young people in college communities, with the Arkansas Department of Health Secretary Dr. According to Jose Romero – although he said it was below the previous count, calling it a “good indicator”.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, more than 6.4 million infections have been reported in the US and 193,482 people have died.

Wildfire can cause air pollution

Doctors warn that the air quality caused by the smoke emanating from the wildfires that rip the western states may make people more susceptible to coronovirus infections.

The Chief Medical Officer of Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, Drs. Brad Spellberg cited several studies as saying, “Several studies have reported a relationship between high levels of air pollution and the prevalence and severity of Kovid-19 cases.” In the United States, China and Italy. “Some studies have also shown that exposure of lung tissue to pollution may increase susceptibility to viral infections.”

An infectious disease specialist at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, Drs. Rekha Murthy said that the smoke emanating from the wildfire can irritate the lungs and cause inflammation that can affect the immune system. This inflammation can make people more at risk of lung infection.

“Whenever the lining of the lungs or airways swells or becomes damaged, it increases the chance of viral respiratory particles catching up in the lungs and causing infection,” Murthy said.

CNN’s medical analyst Drs. Lean Wen said there is also concern that the smoke-filled air will drive coronovirus-positive people indoors. This, she said, could potentially increase the spread of the virus.

“We know that the rate of transmissions decreases indoors versus indoors … but now people are being told that you have to go indoors because you don’t want to breathe air that causes respiratory problems. Can produce, ”he said. “But you don’t want to stay indoors with other individuals and have a high rate of contracting COVID-19 … So, it’s really a catch-22.”

Wen said survivors should stay away from indoors due to poor air quality, to prevent the possible spread of coronovirus during intense fire season.

Wearing early masks saves lives

A health expert says that if Americans had already worn masks on the coronavirus virus epidemic, about 150,000 people would have been saved.

George Washington University cardiologist and professor of medicine CNN medical analyst Drs. Jonathan Rayner said, “If the president said that everybody is wearing masks since day one, we would have about 45,000 deaths in this country.”

Reiner described how Germany handled the epidemic.

He told CNN’s Erin Burnett, “They were not the best. They have not been the worst. They are fine in their response to the epidemic and they have suffered about 10,000 deaths.”

The US has four times the population of Germany. “So we will do about 45,000 deaths in this country,” he said. “Then about 150,000 people will be alive.”

He reiterated the importance of wearing masks.

“If you want to think about why we still have 40,000 cases a day in this country and 1,000 deaths a day, it’s because we’re still talking about masks, “Rainer said. “It is very basic.”

More deaths were predicted if people let their guard down

An influential model is predicting a catastrophic winter with a significant increase in coronavirus deaths.

A possible scenario sees 415,090 Kovid-19 deaths as of January, the Health Matrix and Evaluation Institute (IHME) at the University of Washington says in its latest forecast. The worst case is 611,000 deaths as of 1 January.

“When we go ahead with the weather beat in winter, people obviously become less cautious, you know that the use of masks is less, mobility is increasing in the country, you put them all together And we see that we are going much further in terms of the toll of coronovirus deadly December ahead of us, ”Dr. IHME Director Dr. Christopher Murray told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

Despite a strict prediction, President Donald Trump says the US has done “really well” in fighting the virus.

Trump said, “I really believe we’re rounding the corner and vaccines are right there, but not discussing vaccines and therapeutics, we’re rounding the corner,” Trump he said.

While speaking with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell on Friday, Drs. Anthony Fauci said he did not agree with the president’s statements.

“We are thinking about 40,000 cases a day and about 1,000 deaths,” said Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

He said that test positivity is increasing in some areas of the country and people are spending more time indoors in cold weather.

“This is not good for a respiratory-borne virus,” he said.

Fauci warned that the country needed to bring the levels down “so that when you go into a more precarious situation, such as fall and winter, you will not have a situation where you are really at a loss from the very beginning.”

Video: Doctors prepare to fight flu season and Kovid-19 at the same time (CNN)

Doctors prepare to fight flu season and Kovid-19 at the same time



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