Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Andy Slavitt @ 🏡+ Your Authors @ASlavitt Ex-Obama health care head. Helper. Host podcast #IntheBubble. Listen: Founded @usofcare & @townhallvntrs. Insta: @andyslavitt. May. 29, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

COVID-19 may be under control in Florida but they have an unprecedented “pneumonia” crisis.

Since there are questions as to to the actual size of the pneumonia spike in Florida compared to prior years, I have pulled down a table I used in response to a question.

You can find that chart by others in the thread & there are other articles about the size of the spike.

Care of @foxjust (with great thanks), this is his view of the spike in pneumonia in FL and other states. It indicates an average of 3789 vs 5063 in 2020. This would be 1274 lives or a 33% spike. Data as Justin indicates is noisy. 

Here is Justin’s work and sources.

Thread on why this matters.

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