mascherine n99, Even with Copeland’s measures, the toll was grim. New York shipyards reported a 40 percent decline in productivity during the epidemic, according to the CDC. About 30,000 died in New York City out of a population of 5.6 million. But cities like Philadelphia suffered much higher proportional rates of death, according to public health researcher Francesco Aimone. Copeland said, “New York got off easier than other cities” as the epidemic receded. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
mascherine n99 - New York City showed the powerful impact of putting local health officials and medical professionals in the lead and backing them up with money, new laws and the full force of government as needed. As for Dr. Copeland, New York didn’t forget. He was elected U.S. Senator from New York in 1922 and served until his death in 1938. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE BY REBECCA GRANT
mascherine n99, Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel reports from the University of Nebraska Medical Center where patients are being treated. Amid warnings from federal health officials that it's not a question of if, but when the novel coronavirus will begin to spread at the community level in the U.S, President Trump cited a report from John’ Hopkins University that said America is the most prepared country to handle an outbreak of COVID-19. But how exactly should our health care facilities be preparing for a potential outbreak here at home?
mascherine n99 - CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE “Once coronavirus hits on a community level, hospital systems will have limited space to treat and prevent the spread, but they have additional options,” Dr. Linda Lee, chief medical affairs and science officer at UV Angel, told Fox News. “It’s imperative that we educate hospitals on the fact that technology already exists to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, and this technology is tested and proven.” For example, Lee said, when it comes to monitoring transmission through the air it is known that viruses are sensitive to ultraviolet light treatment, with coronavirus being no exception.
mascherine n99 - “Technology exists today that can bring the UV light to each patient room and public space to continuously treat the air for free circulating viruses, bacteria, and funguses,” Lee said. “This can be done in a safe and effective manner.” HOW COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD ARE RESPONDING TO CORONAVIRUS Lee added that it will take a collaborative effort across health care systems and technology firms to remain ahead of the virus. “New threats are emerging daily and technology is responding,” Lee said. “Health care needs to catch up and try to stay ahead but it is a daunting task; it takes all of us working together to address what we’re facing today.”