Coronavirus: How long will it go on? | WREG

How long will this last? That is the question people ask most frequently about the COVID-19 pandemic.  To answer this question, we need to understand the major factor which is fueling the pandemic.  It is people. People connecting to people allows the virus to jump from person to person doubling every 6 days.  We can starve […]

Infectious disease doctor says extreme level of social distancing is necessary to fight spread of COVID-19 | Fox13

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The City of Memphis’s Infectious Disease Doctor and Epidemiologist Dr. Manoj Jain said Mayor Jim Strickland’s decision to stop all non-essential business by Tuesday evening was the right call. Dr. Jain said it is what is needed right now to stop the future spread of COVID-19. He said the extreme practice of social […]

Coronavirus: Social distancing is key to combating pandemic / Opinion – Commercial Appeal

How much for how long will this last? That is the question people ask most frequently about the COVID-19 pandemic. To answer this question we need to understand the major factor that is fueling the pandemic: It is people. People connecting to people allows the virus to jump from person to person, doubling every six days. We can […]

What’s the ‘new normal’ with coronavirus? – Commercial Appeal : Opinion

Wow, who could have imagined that a 120-nanometer particle would jolt financial markets by trillions of dollars, or bring a country and the world to a shutdown, or even humble the most powerful of political leaders to declare a national emergency. No longer are we in denial that our lives will go on as usual. We […]

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Here’s what would happen if COVID-19 entered a city – Daily Memphian #coronavirus

The coronavirus recently named COVID-19 has exited China and created local outbreaks in South Korea, Israel, Iran and Italy. Many experts believe that it will soon cross the ocean and establish in a city in America if it has not already done so. I agree. Manoj Jain: Epidemiologist: Why I fear the coronavirus COVID-19 What will […]

Epidemiologist: Why I fear the coronavirus COVID-19 – Daily Memphian #coronavirus

The newly named and identified coronavirus, COVID-19, worries me. If the virus enters the general population in cities across the globe as it has done in Wuhan, China, then day-to-day lives in the affected cities will be greatly disrupted. As an infectious disease doctor, I care for patients with illnesses like tuberculosis, HIV, influenza and […]

‘Do I have coronavirus or the flu?’ The answer is simple – Daily Memphian #coronavirus

You have a fever and a cough. How do you know if this is the flu or the new coronavirus that is sweeping across continents and upheaving travel and daily plans of millions if not billions of individuals? The answer is simple. If you live in the United States as of Feb. 1, 2020, there […]