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Doc Sportello

(7,756 posts)
Tue May 9, 2023, 01:52 PM May 2023

Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The Covid-19 emergency is ending. It's time for the patient to leave the hospital

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But right now, the trends – in cases, hospitalizations and deaths – are all still high but thankfully moving in the right direction for my patient, our country.

This is also true globally. “For more than a year, the pandemic has been on a downward trend,” WHO’s Tedros said Friday, explaining why the PHEIC declaration was coming to an end. But he said that he would not hesitate to declare a global health emergency again if there is a significant rise in Covid-19 cases or deaths in the future.

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If the US weekly death rate at the end of April held steady for 52 weeks (or represented the average weekly death rate), we would have about 54,700 deaths per year. This puts Covid on par with a bad influenza season. And remember, when it comes to flu, less than half the adult population in the United States gets a vaccine every year.

Solid medical science in the form of vaccines and effective public health strategies, such as high-quality masks and indoor ventilation, can get us only so far if there isn’t a collective will to use them.

https://www.cnn.com/2023/05/09/health/covid-public-health-emergency-ends-gupta/index.html

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Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The Covid-19 emergency is ending. It's time for the patient to leave the hospital (Original Post) Doc Sportello May 2023 OP
It absolutely does NOT put Covid on par with a bad influenza season, and we need to Scrivener7 May 2023 #1
There's no real discussion or funding for good indoor ventilation nilram May 2023 #2

nilram

(2,906 posts)
2. There's no real discussion or funding for good indoor ventilation
Wed May 10, 2023, 01:47 AM
May 2023

and air filtering. At least, I don't see it and I think I keep on top of the covid stuff.

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