2019 Novel Coronavirus
2019-nCoV (first named); COVID-2019 (later- named disease); SARS-CoV-2 (final name of the virus causing COVID-2019):
February 27, 2020 update Part 4
Paul Herscu ND, MPH
This is the fourth piece of writing on this current epidemic. Please read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 for context and also, please read my other writing on this site for a larger context on the overall topic of public health and epidemics. For this epidemic, I will keep the sections consistent. Also, please be aware that I am keeping the same sequence of comment topics, for ease of read from one installment to the next.
LASTLY, I am going to deliver a presentation next week, Saturday March 7, 2020 at 3:30 PM at Bastyr University in Kenmore Washington (just north of Seattle). This topic is part of a broader course we teach there, and I will discuss how to understand and deal with epidemics in general and this one in particular. Due to the current environment, this lecture is open to all. Join us if you can. Details & RSVP here.
2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV; COVID-2019):
Comments I shared here over the past weeks remain true and are seen in the writings coming from across the globe. I want to focus on why this is of utmost importance to you!