Americans must rely on their State in this COVID-19 crisis. Don’t chase myths, not even those of your President.
The Donald Trump Government has proven inadequate to the crisis, even maybe an accelerant. But defeating COVID-19 is truly about American women leading families in denying the SARS-CoV-2 virus a host. Here are some ideas on how that can happen despite government inadequacies. Forget testing for now. Stop the virus. Don’t give it a host.
Reportedly there are not anywhere near enough SARS-CoV-2 virus (RT-PCR) tests in the USA to do the ideal 70-80,000 or more tests per day as shown to be realistic by the South Korean crisis response. Many State officials are becoming very upset with the Trump administration.
Thus far the US has struggled to do less than 2000 tests in all of the 2020 year.
America did not prepare for this crisis and is in serious trouble think many Americans, but it comes down to each person becoming part of a team. Stop the virus. It can be done. Don’t give it a host. Don’t be a host. Social sacrifices must be made but that can be healthy too.
“Truly, if you want to save harmless the health of your family, listen to your local healthcare providers, your doctor, as they are closest to your case,” suggests Dr. Anderson of The RINJ Foundation. “She is going to tell you to wash your hands and stay home.”
by Micheal John
America has a crisis it is not prepared to handle because the Trump Administration irresponsibly dropped the ball.
The good news is that it is not too late to fix the problems, although very difficult.
And the CDC which has been sidelined by the Trump Administration has created a workaround by backing the State health systems and directing Americans to come face-to-face with the local agencies. The CDC is there right behind those local experts. The workaround of Trump’s political quagmire is extremely functional in principal. America must not sideline the extraordinary abilities of the medical professionals at CDC is what this article is about.
‘There is plenty of light in the forest, but already missteps have impacted many lives and will cost many more.’
Fortunately US State officials are showing great aptitude and their various health departments and universities are coming up to speed to deal with the COVID-19 disease which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Radiologists May Fill the gap left by a dearth of RT-PCR tests.
The University of Michigan has reported an interesting study that may be helpful to all US States that do not have sufficient real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) tests for the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen.
“As COVID-19 continues to evolve on a global scale it is important for radiologists to be familiar with the imaging appearance of the virus in patients,” says Prachi Agarwal, MBBS, M.D., a professor of radiology at (U of ) Michigan Medicine.
“Radiologic work here is extremely crucial when it comes to making diagnoses for patients,” says Dr, Agarwal.
“This inspired Agarwal to team up with Weifang Kong, M.D., a radiologist at Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital in Chengdu, China,” says Jina Sawani of the University of Michigan.
“They examined the appearance of COVID-19 in three separate case studies involving patients with the condition,” she added.
Their research was recently published in Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging.
“As COVID-19 continues to evolve on a global scale, it is important for radiologists to be familiar with the imaging appearance of the virus in patients. Radiologic work is crucial when it comes to making diagnoses for patients.”
Notes Prachi Agarwal, M.D.
Dr. Agarwal warns that “The radiographic and CT appearance is not specific to the disease and can be seen with other infections, too.”
She suggests that coupling all indications with the presence of bilateral nodular and peripheral ground glass opacities should serve as an alert to radiologists that COVID-19 may be present. Depending on the indications and if they include contact with infected persons, the diagnosis may be conclusive.
“In any case the practitioner’s treatment is to help the patient’s organs function and recover based on the symptoms and indications regardless of diagnosis,” generalizes Dr. Anderson.
America must not repeat the errors related to the COVID-19-Stricken cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ docked at Daikoku Pier in the Japanese port of Yokohama
The first CDC/White House conflict occurred when a political imperative under the Trump administration in mid February put 14 infected patients into a group of 340 non-infected Americans aboard cargo planes to America. The result was over 40 more COVID-19 infections among those persons who tested negative before the flight.
FPMag workers in Japan had witnessed a boisterous fight in Yokohama and heard details from others that suggested the CDC vigorously opposed the dangerous move the State Department had vigorously overridden the CDC for and later under Trump’s orders sidelined the globally respected medical specialists.
Yes. This really happened. Behind the plastic are 14 COVID-19 infected patients commingled with up to 340 tested-negative-Americans. Photo Credit: Cheryl Molesky—Photo Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto FPMag
But defeating COVID-19 is not at all about government. Each person is responsible for their own healthcare and that means avoiding infection. Allow the virus no hosts and it will stop!
If you live in a city, avoid crowds and always wear an N95 mask. There are few cities with less than 12µg/m³ of toxic particulate pollution so there is double reasoning for wearing a respirator mask.
Government is responsible for emergency measures and emergency preparedness insofar as equipping doctors, medics and nurses with personal protection equipment (PPE). It should not be denying such protection for ordinary American civilians. If you can buy your masks, get them. Otherwise stay more than three meters away from other persons.
It’s pointless telling the public to avoid persons who sneeze infected droplets in their face in the elevator. Wear a mask and keep your hands clean if these circumstances sound familiar.
Learn how to use these respirator masks. Learn more here.
Protecting yourself is about bolstering your immune system, keeping your hands away from your face and keep your paws thoroughly washed and disinfected.
Keep your hands washed thoroughly, drink plenty of water, exercise an hour daily if you can, less is OK too. Do as much as you can. Walking is fine. Healthy jogging is better. Remove sugar from your diet as best you can and eat vegetables and fruits more than pork and beef. Eat all the edible ‘safe-catch’ fresh fish you like.
The goal is to get your healthiness ‘topped up’.
To prepare for a virus infection, or ward them off, boost your immune system so plenty of sleep and general healthiness are the key attributes you want to give your cells.
It is up to you, Ms. Citizen. The safety of women and children is dependent on women and children denying the novel coronavirus any hosts.
Donald Trump puts himself before anyone and anything else. Consequently his administration has failed to take advantage of the time that China bought for the world to prepare for the current pandemic. Readers will understand this as the case numbers in the United States pass half a million. They will mostly be mild cases. But don’t be any kind of COVID-19 case. Each person can make a difference, I promise you.
It is an unequivocal fact that the the COVID-19 disease which is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus starts in patient’s mouths, and sometimes their nose. Patients must wash hands and keep them away from their faces. Learn how to wear a respirator mask.
True caring people always seem to get to the scene.
Trump has sidelined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and that becomes clearer every day.
CDC concomitantly has cleverly deferred much to State healthcare institutions which is a move that keeps their extraordinary expertise in the loop and close to the patient and practitioner.
“Now that states are testing and reporting their own results, CDC’s numbers are not representative all of testing being done nationwide,” is the notice published in the CDC web site.
CDC as of 4 March says that, “States are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy, state case counts are the most up to date.”
The CDC has warned that its information “does not include people who returned to the U.S. via State Department-chartered flights.”
To the Americans who spread stories about bio-weaponry, SARS-CoV-2 has been previously seen as bat-SL-CoVZC45 and bat-SL-CoVZXC21.
Bats have been known as repositories of a wide range of viruses, among other things. Two of them are a close match to the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is somewhat evolved since transferring to human mammals.
The oral connection is to the ACE2 receptor, the main host cell receptor of SARS-CoV-2
The following suggestions rely on the works of:
The international Journal of Oral science, has on 24 February published an abstract and precis on a study of the target receptor of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the COVID-19 illness. The fact that oral science digests are focussed on this pathogen should be interesting to science students because it truly highlights the main body-entry points of the novel coronavirus, the mouth and nose.
From a wide range of scientific research by colleagues in China, in South Korea and at the University of Hong Kong (HKUL is a resource for this article.), we know the SARS-CoV-2 has been seen to bind to ACE2 via the ‘S’ protein on its surface. During infection, the ‘S’ protein is fractured into subunits we can call ‘S1’ and ‘S2’.
Thus ‘S1’ contains the receptor-binding domain which allows coronaviruses to directly bind to the peptidase domain of ACE2. ‘S2’ then likely plays a role in membrane fusion. That’s not too hard to understand.
“SARS-CoV-2 is close to bat-SL-CoVZC45 and bat-SL-CoVZXC21 at the whole-genome level, and the external subdomain of the SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain (RBD) was more similar to that of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) coronavirus (SARS-CoV),” says the 24 February report.
The study by Zhou et. al. indicates that the angiotensin-converting enzyme II (ACE2) is likely the cell receptor of SARS-CoV-2, which were also the receptor for SARS-CoV and HCoV-NL637.
Zhou et. al. also proved that SARS-CoV-2 does not use other coronavirus receptors, aminopeptidase N, and dipeptidyl peptidase. That is a fascinating distinction.
The study of Xu et. al. found that the RBD domain of the SARS-CoV-2 S-protein supports strong interaction with human ACE2 molecules. That is not good news.
These findings suggest that the ACE2 plays an important role in cellular entry, thus ACE2-expressing cells may act as target cells and are susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. “Wash your hands. Cover your face with a mask. Wash your hands.“
“The expression and distribution of the ACE2 in the human body may indicate the potential infection routes of SARS-CoV-2. Through the developed single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-Seq) technique and single-cell transcriptomes based on the public database, researchers analyzed the ACE2 RNA expression profile at single-cell resolution,” says the report.
High ACE2 expression was identified in type II alveolar cells (AT2) of lung, esophagus upper and stratified epithelial cells, absorptive enterocytes from ileum and colon, cholangiocytes, myocardial cells, kidney proximal tubule cells, and bladder urothelial cells.
These findings indicated that those organs with high ACE2-expressing cells should be considered as potential high risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection. “Wash your hands. Cover your face with a mask. Wash your hands.“
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