Why Peak Viral Load makes temperature screening alone insufficient for COVID-19

By TONY ESTRELLA And how South Korea and Taiwan’s approach to diagnosis and tracking is leading to positive results By now, the sight of people wearing surgical masks, flinching at the sights and sounds of someone coughing or sneezing, governments restricting large gatherings, and sports leagues suspending or cancelling matches is familiar across the world. Even though this newest coronavirus we now call COVID-19 is not the deadliest disease as measured by daily deaths, the concern over the outbreak is forcing urgent actions. Daily deaths from COVID-19 compared to other diseases. Source: informationisbeautiful One of the core concerns is limiting how quickly the virus can spread. Having too many people require urgent care can overwhelm healthcare systems. This anxiety has led to a call to ‘flatten the curve’ to avoid this challenge. The approach to implement protective measures includes a mix of policy decisions, use of technology, proven clinical tools, and rapid responses to conditions that are rapidly changing. If you ask any entrepreneur or innovator, the key to achieving successful solutions is to understand ‘what problem are you trying to solve?’. In this COVID-19 pandemic, three pain points stand out requiring wide-scale attention: 1. How to identify COVID-19 positive carriers within a large group of people? 2. How to manage the health of people either in a home quarantine or in a hospital setting? 3. How...
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Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has spurred a global health crisis. To date, there are no proven options for prophylaxis for those who have been exposed to SARS–CoV-2, nor therapy for those who develop COVID-19. Immune (i.e., “convalescent”) plasma refers to plasma that is collected from individuals following resolution of infection and development of antibodies. Passive antibody administration through transfusion of convalescent plasma may offer the only short-term strategy for conferring immediate immunity to susceptib...
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[Vanguard] Abuja -The World Bank, Price Waterhouse Cooper, PwC, and Nigerian Institute of Mining and Geosciences, NIMG, Monday, tasked the Federal Government on galvanizing the mining sector to cushion economic shocks in the post-COVID-19 era.
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