Starting new thread for this topic.
Yes, I do wish to emphasize the last bullet point. It appears that the early reports of people contracting the coronavirus twice were due to inaccurate early testing. These early patients, for whatever reason, were showing up as false negatives. It could be that perhaps their immune systems had brought their viral loads down, only to further "rebound", or the test was faulty. The rebounding of viral loads happens quite frequently, especially in people who are older or immunocompromised due to underlying health conditions. Also interesting to note that this tends to happen frequently in a few unrelated viruses, such as Herpes, HIV, and Hepatitis B/C.
- Washington coronavirus patient who died was a man in his 50s, health officer says
- 10% of coronavirus cases in Lombardy involve medical personnel, Italian officials say
- More than 50 people linked to skilled nursing facility in Washington to be tested for coronavirus
- CDC director tweets that agency "erroneously identified" Washington coronavirus patient who died
- You're unlikely to get coronavirus twice, US health officials say
I'm not surprised about that. Expect to see other states begin to follow suit within the next few days. I've been seeing reports about a cluster involving a nursing home in Washington. If this is the case, we can begin to see more clusters, which is a precursor to widespread transmission.State of Washington declares state of emergency over coronavirus.
Yep, usually an emergency is declared before a major event begins. You see it all the time with natural disasters, such as hurricanes. It also helps coordinate response across various departments and levels of government. For example, I work directly for the State of California, but I'm also working directly with Santa Clara County Department of Public Health.Yeah, it's not a "The Sky Is Falling" moment. It's just a way to get federal money.