Coronavirus Morning Report

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Shana Gitnick
 Mar 12, 2020
Data focused daily briefing, focusing on sobering facts, instead of scaremongering.

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The daily update on novel coronavirus (COVID-19). 15 minutes and you're up to date.


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04/03 - Why Are More Young People Dying in the South? And Should You Wear a Mask?
00:26:28

We’re at one million cases worldwide. We’re still talking about testing backlogs and undercounting cases. The whole mask debate has come full circle. Why are young people dying more in the US than in other places? Antibody testing gets underway in Colorado. And this show has a subreddit so that you can tip us stories. More info on that at the end of the show.

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Apr 03, 2020
04/02 - How To Reopen Society In Phases
00:24:14

The federal government’s stockpile of protective medical supplies is nearly gone. Looking at where the next global hotspot might be. Should you hold your breath when you’re out in public? The FDA isn’t allowing Chinese KN95 masks to enter the US. What a phased reopening of society might look like. The CDC now says as many as 25% of coronavirus patients are asymptomatic, and private labs are causing a new crisis for testing.

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Apr 02, 2020
04/01 - Aircraft Carrier Captain Pleads for Help; Pentagon has Ventilators and Testing Capacity… But Nowhere To Send Them
00:27:51

This is the Coronavirus Morning Report for Wednesday, April 1st. The administration says the US is facing as many as 240,000 deaths. Bad numbers to watch for from Indiana and Louisiana. Shocking stories from a US aircraft carrier and about Pentagon supplies that have nowhere to go. Why is COVID-19 so lethal for seniors? Why does Mexico have so few cases, at least thus far? And increasing questions about the true number of deaths in China.


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Apr 01, 2020
03/31 - Have I Already Had Coronavirus? How Would I Know?
00:24:00

The US death toll surpasses 3,000 and surpasses China’s reported total. General Electric workers who normally make jet engines have walked off the job to demand that their factories are converted to make ventilators instead. Did you already have Coronavirus some months ago and how would you know if you did? The great debate on if we all should be wearing masks of some sort. And the unique challenges when the virus reaches rural America.

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Mar 31, 2020
03/30 - New Worry: Aside from Emergency Medicine, Primary Care Medicine Faces Collapse As Well
00:26:13

This week is going to be the inflection point week when we begin tracking death numbers and hospitalization numbers, not just new cases. Why have France and Italy been undercounting deaths in those countries? Now we have to worry about Primary Care docs being overwhelmed also. Will the Instacart strike mean no grocery deliveries today? A thread about virus re-infections. And tips to take care of your lungs.

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Mar 30, 2020
A Possible Covid-19 Game Plan To Return To "Normal Life"
00:22:04
Mar 28, 2020
Fri. 03/27 - The Two Tracks of Vaccine Development
00:25:47

The prime minister of Britain has tested positive for COVID-19, why there is a shortage of eggs at the moment, med school students might be getting a field promotion to join the frontlines, the obscure plan that might mean the US Postal Service will have a big role in keeping the country going in coming months, the two current vaccine development tracks, and running the numbers at this moment in time––how many cases should we expect, and how many deaths?

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Mar 27, 2020
Thu. 03/26 - Is Pinkeye Another Early Symptom of Covid-19?
00:26:40

Louisiana is becoming a new global hotspot for the disease. How a single soccer game might have contributed to Italy becoming an early hotspot. Possible reasons why the death rate in Germany is so low, so far. And is pinkeye another early symptom of the disease?


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Mar 26, 2020
Wed. 03/25 - Why is Coronavirus So Hard To Defeat?
00:23:37

Prince Charles has tested positive. India has initiated the largest lockdown in human history, nearly 1/5th of the world’s population. Why is coronavirus so hard to defeat from a medical standpoint? Worrying news that the virus might stay on surfaces longer than we thought. But hopeful signs that the virus might not be mutating quickly, and why that is good news for a potential vaccine.

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Mar 25, 2020
Tue. 03/24 - Cut Back On Social Distancing Now?
00:20:52

More than 100 people died from Covid-19 in a 24 hour period for the first time. New York sees the majority of its Covid cases under the age of 50. The debate about ending social distancing soon. Another big mythbusting thread. A new tool to protect first responders. And a profile of Doctor Anthony Fauci.

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Mar 24, 2020
Mon. 03/23 - Is the Sudden Loss of Taste and Smell A Symptom of Covid-19?
00:22:10
Mar 23, 2020
Fri. 03/20 - Younger People Are Getting Sicker Than Anticipated
00:22:27

The current state of testing in the US, are tests more easily accessible for the wealthy and famous? The CDC recommends “last resort” options for when healthcare workers run out of masks, younger people are getting sicker than previously anticipated, and an update on how long COVID-19 will live on surfaces, and in the air.

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Mar 20, 2020
Thu. 03/19 - See How Much Capacity Your Local Community Has For Covid-19 Patients; How To Preserve Your Mental Health
00:21:28

Global cases pass 200,000. Italy has the deadliest day in any one country since the crisis began. Conflicting studies on possible treatments. How to look up how much capacity your local health system has for Covid patients. More details on how the disease affects children. And advice on how to preserve your mental health, not just your physical health.

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Mar 19, 2020
Wed. 03/18 - What Does It Feel Like to Have Covid? What Are The Biggest Myths?
00:24:11

The US has passed some unfortunate milestones. The Pentagon is donating materials to the healthcare system. First person accounts of what it feels like to have the virus. Lessons from the mortality rate in Italy. How many cases are likely in the US right now? And some of the biggest myths about Covid-19, busted.

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Mar 18, 2020
Tue. 03/17 - “Stealth Transmission” and How Long Will Social Distancing Last?
00:20:52

France goes into lockdown, as does the Bay Area. China has only one new local infection. A new vaccine trial. What the heck is going on in Britain? To what degree does bad air make the infection worse? And how long might social distancing last?

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Mar 17, 2020
Mon. 03/16 - How Long Does It Stay on Surfaces? How Long Can We Rely On Amazon Delivery?
00:19:26
Mar 16, 2020
Sat. 03/14 - Interview With A Seattle Emergency Physician
00:20:54

A listener got in touch and asked if I would like to talk to a physician on the ground right now in Seattle area hospitals. Today, we're going to talk to that physician, Dr. Gregg Miller, Chief Medical Officer at Vituity

Dr. Miller requested that I share this resource with you: https://www.vituity.com/covid-19/

Mar 14, 2020
Fri. 03/13 - Everything Feels Like It’s Canceled; New Faster Test Gets FDA Approval
00:19:25
Mar 13, 2020
Thu. 03/12 - Trump Suspends Europe-U.S. Travel; What’s Going On With Testing?
00:18:47

Why the NBA had no choice but to suspend its season. Is high blood pressure a heightened risk vector for Coronavirus? Is there a tipping point which, if crossed, means you would get a more serious form of the disease? More worries about testing capacity in the US. And a new mantra:

 “How many people HAVE been tested? How many tests are available TODAY? How many people CAN be tested tomorrow?”

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Mar 12, 2020
Wed. 03/11 - WHO Declares Pandemic; U.S. Cases Top 1,000; How Far Are We From A Vaccine?
00:17:23

The World Health Organization has officially labeled the Covid-19 crisis a Pandemic. Why are children seemingly less susceptible to the Coronavirus? Is China beginning to win the battle against the disease? And what is the status of a vaccine?

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Mar 11, 2020
Tue. 03/10 - New York Activates The National Guard; Soap Is GREAT Against The Virus
00:16:37
Mar 10, 2020
Mon. 03/09 - Italy on the Brink? What Would It Take For That To Happen Here?
00:21:21

Israel announces a blank quarantine for anyone entering the country. A US Senator and Representative are voluntarily going into isolation. Is Iran what it looks like when the virus spreads out of control? Is Italy’s health care system on the verge of collapse? And running the numbers on what it would take to push the US Healthcare System over the edge.

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Mar 09, 2020
Sun. 03/08 - Italy Locks Down, And Why Aren't We Testing More?
00:19:04

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US has passed 400, now with cases in more than 30 states. Two deaths in Florida are the first on the US east coast. Northern Italy goes into lockdown. Why some testing for the virus is inconsistent. And why local governments around the US are asking for testing, testing, testing.

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Mar 08, 2020
Introducing the Coronavirus Daily Briefing
00:01:48

From Ride Home Media, this is the Coronavirus Daily Briefing. Every day at 5pm ET, catch up with the latest numbers, headlines, commentary, chatter, and context around the coronavirus outbreak.

Mar 04, 2020