The growth in the number of cases of the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) in the US and across the world dominates the news. As of 5:30 pm today, there were over 100,700 US COVID-19 cases compared with around 16,600 last Friday.
In Michigan, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan rose by 801 today to a total of 3,657 – there were 549 cases last Friday. Michigan deaths to date are 92 – there were a total of 3 deaths as March 20, 2020.
Today Apple launched its own COVID-19 coronavirus screening site and app developed alongside the White House, CDC and FEMA. The site and app offer information about best practices and safety tips alongside a basic screening tool which gives individual guidance on whether or not they need to be tested for COVID-19.
For this weekend’s reading, articles and links on the following coronavirus topic areas:
COVID-19 Screening Tools and Resources
Beaumont Hospital: COVID-19 Screening Tool
CORONAVIRUS HOTLINE – 800-592-4784
Beaumont’s hotline is staffed by Beaumont nurses and staff. The line is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Nurses will answer questions about the virus and direct patients to the appropriate level of care.
Hoarding of the Malaria Drug Being Tried As COVID-19 Treatment
Propublica: Doctors Are Hoarding Unproven Coronavirus Medicine by Writing Prescriptions for Themselves and Their Families
American Pharmacists Association (APhA): Pharmacies set policies to stop U.S. hoarding of potential coronavirus treatments
CVS Health: CVS Health helping protect supply of medicines potentially useful for COVID-19 treatment
Do-not-resuscitate Orders & COVID-19
Washington Post: Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients
Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA): The Importance of Addressing Advance Care Planning and Decisions About Do-Not-Resuscitate Orders During Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
On A Lighter Note
Washington Post: The ultimate guide to which socializing app is right for you, from Zoom to Netflix Party
Wall Street Journal: Five Home Workouts to Do During the Coronavirus Outbreak
Harper’s BAZAAR: 25+ Fitness Studios and Gyms Offering Live-Stream Workouts During the Coronavirus Outbreak
The Guardian: 25 best video games to help you socialize while self- isolating