What a time to be a Fellow at NIAID – especially as a public health student.
Here is something similar – understanding the preventive measures impact in the context of China. R0 = R Naught = red = prediction had no preventive measures been taken. Re = Effective Reduction Rate = orange = prediction for preventive measures taken. Blue = actuality.
The US healthcare system considered a level 3 in preparedness. We do have the personnel, the money, the laboratory capacity, etc. We are extremely prepared to address a pandemic.
But guess what we don’t have that everyone else does?
Healthcare here is NOT free like it is everywhere else. Therefore, preparedness only takes us so far. What happens to those who can’t afford the doctors visit when they have symptoms? What happens when a vaccine is available and those uninsured cannot afford to receive it? Trump HHS admin already said that it will not be affordable for everyone. What happens to those people? Spread of disease perhaps?
We can put 8.3 Billion dollars into vaccine development – but if everyone can’t access it then
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This is a prime example of how problematic not having free healthcare is in this country.
This is also a prime example of how interconnected the world is and how important it is to not be fucking self-centered.
This is also a prime example of how Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs), diseases we’ve never dealt with before, as a result of the [[VERY REAL]] climate change could impact the world.
Symptoms? They are similar to getting a cold or flu, most common ones being fever, shortness of breath and cough. Have symptoms? SEE A DOCTOR. DON’T PLAY AROUND. Average incubation for symptoms to be displayed is right around 5 days but could stem anywhere from 2-14 days.