Doctors are seeing more cases a day than they had in previous outbreaks, and a number of infections with unknown origin have made the outbreak harder to contain.
While these treatments may not be broadly used yet, there are several drugs that seem to be showing significant promise in calming the cytokine storms that occur in patients whose disease has progressed to the point of needing respirators. This is but one:We've not heard about any revolutionary new care methods that might account for this. What are some theories? The only one I can come up with is that the rate of infections remains constant but the amount of testing has gone up. There is a pretty linear correlation of case count to test count (although the rate increase started mid May after the reopening began).
I need to do more testing... but my recollection is an O2 sat of ~96%. Normal is 98-99% for me. If I climb Rainier again this year, I'll try to remember to bring it along just for fun....so what did you find?
FYI: Cabin pressure on a conventional airliner is set to be the equivalent of 8,000 feet (6,000 feet on the Boeing Dreamliner). Pilots and passengers of unpressurized aircraft are required to use supplemental oxygen if they fly above 10,000 feet for more than 30 minutes.I need to do more testing... but my recollection is an O2 sat of ~96%. Normal is 98-99% for me. If I climb Rainier again this year, I'll try to remember to bring it along just for fun.
I have no doubt that in mask usage varies by region, both in Canada and the US, and that usage in some areas in one country exceeds that usage in some areas of the other country. Here in British Columbia it's common to see people wearing masks indoors but not outdoors, at least in places where social distancing can be maintained.I haven't verified this claim, but I just heard that US citizens have adopted mask wearing in public at higher rates than Canadians.
Camp A adhered to the measures in Georgia’s Executive Order* that allowed overnight camps to operate beginning on May 31, including requiring all trainees, staff members, and campers to provide documentation of a negative viral SARS-CoV-2 test ≤12 days before arriving. Camp A adopted most† components of CDC’s Suggestions for Youth and Summer Camps§ to minimize the risk for SARS-CoV-2 introduction and transmission. Measures not implemented were cloth masks for campers and opening windows and doors for increased ventilation in buildings. Cloth masks were required for staff members.
A total of 597 Georgia residents attended camp A. Median camper age was 12 years (range = 6–19 years), and 53% (182 of 346) were female. The median age of staff members and trainees was 17 years (range = 14–59 years), and 59% (148 of 251) were female. Test results were available for 344 (58%) attendees; among these, 260 (76%) were positive. The overall attack rate was 44% (260 of 597), 51% among those aged 6–10 years, 44% among those aged 11–17 years, and 33% among those aged 18–21 years (Table). Attack rates increased with increasing length of time spent at the camp, with staff members having the highest attack rate (56%). During June 21–27, occupancy of the 31 cabins averaged 15 persons per cabin (range = 1–26); median cabin attack rate was 50% (range = 22%–70%) among 28 cabins that had one or more cases. Among 136 cases with available symptom data, 36 (26%) patients reported no symptoms; among 100 (74%) who reported symptoms, those most commonly reported were subjective or documented fever (65%), headache (61%), and sore throat (46%).