COVID-19 Infection and Mortality Rate Questions

COVID-19 Infection and Mortality Rate Questions

Person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurred between two people with prolonged, unprotected exposure while the first patient was symptomatic. Despite active monitoring and testing of 372 contacts of both cases, no further transmission was detected

The RKI added: ‘We don’t consider post-mortem tests to be a decisive factor.

‘We work on the principle that patients are tested before they die.’

But this means that if a person dies in quarantine at home and does not go to hospital, there is a high chance they will not be included in the statistics, as Giovanni Maga of Italy’s National Research Council pointed out in an interview with Euronews

First known person-to-person transmission of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in the USA. The Lancet, 2020; DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(20)30607-3

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30607-3/fulltext

COVID-19 and the Risk to Health Care Workers: A Case Report

Published: Ann Intern Med. 2020. DOI: 10.7326/L20-0175

https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2763329/covid-19-risk-health-care-workers-case-report

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Medical ethics experts identify, address key issues in H1N1 pandemic

Public release date: 23-Sep-2009 – Re-Posted at request

Governments may need to limit three basic personal freedoms – mobility, freedom of assembly, and privacy – in order to protect the public good.

Half of survey respondents reported that violation of an appropriate quarantine order was equivalent to manslaughter.

 – Coercion in vaccination policy could range from aggressive marketing campaigns, to introducing policies that exclude unvaccinated individuals, to introducing mandatory vaccination.

“Arguably, the greater the evidence for population health benefit, the more coercion is permitted,” according to the papers.

The anticipated onset of a second wave of the H1N1 influenza pandemic could present a host of thorny medical ethics issues best considered well in advance, according to the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics, which today released nine papers for public discussion. Continue reading “Medical ethics experts identify, address key issues in H1N1 pandemic”