A new COVID-19 story everywhere you turn. It’s hard to know what to share and what not to share. Hopefully, you’re finding value in the stories we have shared about COVID-19 and healthcare IT. We’re always open to feedback on what we can do to better serve you and your teams. Let us know on our contact us page.
Here’s a quick rundown of a few stories that stood out to me.
New COVID-19 treatment algorithm from @ynhhealth, we are all in this fight together!
DM us and we can email you higher quality pdf
— Yale Primary Care (@ypc_chiefs) March 26, 2020
It’s great that Yale Primary Care is sharing this type of information publicly. In fact, be sure to check out the whole thread. However, this stuff changes so quickly. That’s why it’s good to join an active COVID-19 Slack Channel or mobile app that’s constantly updating the latest ideas, approaches, findings, etc.
Thank you everyone for your incredible messages of support and encouragement.♥️
Many of you asked what it was like in the ER right now. I want to share a bit with you. Please RT:
A Day in the Life of an ER Doc – A Brief Dispatch from the #COVID19 Frontline:
— Craig Spencer MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) March 24, 2020
I don’t think many readers in this community need this, but I really appreciated Dr. Spencer sharing what a day in the life of an ER doc looked like. The above is just the first tweet. You can read the full thread here. My heart broke a little when he said, “Where did all the heart attacks and appendicitis patients go? Its all COVID.” Thanks isn’t enough for our medical professionals.
1. This is going to be a personal thread about the experience of working at the intersection of infectious disease modeling and the study of misinformation during the worst pandemic in a century.
If you're just interested in what is happening with the virus, you can skip it.
— Carl T. Bergstrom (@CT_Bergstrom) March 26, 2020
Similar to the above thread, this thread gives a look into the world of infectious disease modeling. You can read the whole thread easily here. We need more of what’s in this thread in our country. I loved this part:
Different research teams have valid disagreements. That’s part of the process. Everyone in the field accepts it. The arguments can get heated—I’ve at times disagreed publicly and vehemently with @neil_ferguson, for example—but it’s because the stakes are high. At the end of the day we know we’re on the same side.
Finally, if you want a great visualization of the importance of social distancing, check out this video demo of cell phone data for those on the beach in Florida during Spring break:
This shows the location data of phones that were on a Florida beach during Spring Break. It then shows where those phones traveled.
First thing you should note is the importance of social distancing. The second is how much data your phone gives off. pic.twitter.com/iokUX3qjeB
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) March 26, 2020
Yes, it’s a little creepy that we can do this type of analysis, but also is really illustrative. You can check out the whole thread for all the details.
In that thread as well was the cell phone location data from greater Manhattan:
Remember, the above video is just the movements of cell phones from one Florida beach.
The cell phone location data out of greater Manhattan is even more telling. pic.twitter.com/cKCxX2BOf4
— Mikael Thalen (@MikaelThalen) March 27, 2020
Hopefully this potpourri of COVID-19 information is useful. Let us know what you think of each of these in the comments.