COVID-19

The CDC has a fact page

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Directory of Local Health Departments https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory CDC Health Department Directory

https://www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/healthdirectories/index.html

As of Feb 29, 2020, below are some up to date resources about COVID-19.

What are the symptoms? Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reported mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of:

● fever

● cough

● shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

At this time, the CDC believes that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Here are CDC’s recommendations for those who might be infected. Where are the current cases? For the most up-to-date number of cases, the World Health Organization maintains a COVID-19 Situation Report worldwide. Current statistics show that 80% of cases show mild flu-like symptoms, 3-5% of cases end up in intensive care and approximately 2% of cases are fatal .

CDC info:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/

TREATMENT OF VIRAL ILLNESS SUCH AS COVID-19 CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html No specific treatment for COVID-19 is currently available. If you are taking the blood pressures medicines ACE-inhibitors or ARBs (common names include ramipril, lisinopril or losartan) DO NOT discontinue them without consulting your physician. Traditional antivirals used for influenza ARE NOT effective for SARS-CoV2 virus infection. ADVICE FROM NCCIH https://nccih.nih.gov/health/providers/digest/cold-science

China treatment news

For the most up-to-date information we have on what’s being done in China, consider studying the information provided by our colleague John Chen, PhD, LAc. John Chen’s How COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) is Currently Treated in China with TCM Many agencies and organizations are providing regular updates on the coronavirus pandemic, so be sure you are connected to reliable news sources. PLEASE SEE THE VALUABLE RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS AS WELL ACAOM: http://acaom.org/official-statement-aom-education-and-covid-19-200317/ CCAOM: https://www.ccaom.org/News/28233/Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19 NCCAOM: https://www.nccaom.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/NCCAOM-Notice-on-the-Coronavirus-March-11-2020.pdf

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