"For example, we are learning that hospitals might be the main Covid-19 carriers, as they are rapidly populated by infected patients, facilitating transmission to uninfected patients. Patients are transported by our regional system,1 which also contributes to spreading the disease as its ambulances and personnel rapidly become vectors. Health workers are asymptomatic carriers or sick without surveillance; some might die, including young people, which increases the stress of those on the front line."
From a recent journal article by practitioners in and near Bergamot, Italy.
And, just like that, the governor of Kansas decided tele-health and Kansas Board of Medical Arts attacks on non face-to-face medical diagnosis must give way to the exigencies of the Corona Virus.
That is quite the upbeat Google Doodle on Ignaz Semmelweis and hand washing this morning. Let's not forget the tragic part of the story where he was vilified and institutionalized for speaking the truth. There's a particular poignancy to that in light of our continuing insistence upon shooting the messenger.
But, what has it cost you Mr. Barry? Have you put aside other obligations to help care for your Dad now that he is home? Or, is some other family member doing that? Might that be your sisters?
This took effect at midnight last night.