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declares a new COVID-19 [VCH] Vancouver Coastal on Friday declared an outbreak of COVID-19 inside one unit of Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. The health authority said an undisclosed amount of patients have tested positive for the virus inside one unit. An adjacent unit has also been placed under enhanced surveillance out of an abundance of caution.
in the process of notifying patients in the affected units, as well as their families. B.C. health officials release a written statement with the daily COVID-19 numbers for Friday, Nov. 20. Legislative As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Lions Gate Hospital is temporarily moving to Phase 2 of the Surgical Surge Plan. That means the hospital will be prioritizing urgent and emergent surgeries and continuing with daycare cases.
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Having a difficult time putting into words the feeling I had when I left the hospital after doing chest compressions on a coding young person who lost their fight with COVID, to see a normal packed Friday night at bars and restaurants…
— Mackenzie Bennett (she/her/hers) (@M_Bennett9) November 14, 2020
The health authority says patients who may be impacted by the move will be contacted directly.
The emergency department at Lions Gate Hospital remains open.
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An outbreak inside wards on two floors of the North Vancouver hospital back in the spring saw 16 people get infected, nine of whom died.
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— Karen Fleming (@KarenFlemingPhD) September 30, 2020
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is recommended in preventing the spread of COVID-19 Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes,” says the Centers for Disease Control’s page on how to prevent COVID-19 spread in communities.
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In outlining “basic measures in protecting oneself against the new virus, the WHO’s first tip is to “wash your hands frequently. So what exactly is it about handwashing that’s so effective?
A tweet by one biophysicist in the U.S. went viral recently when it pointed out the simple mechanics behind handwashing and its effect on a virus-like the novel coronavirus.
Emphasizing that she is not a health-care worker and not dispensing health-care advice, Karen Fleming from Johns Hopkins University said she didn’t expect her short Twitter thread to go viral.
When viruses are enveloped, it means that they have an outermost wrapper that’s basically a fatty, greasy outer covering,
Fleming wrote on Twitter. That outer covering a membrane bilayer is “just grease. And we all know that soaps
and detergents can dissolve grease, so that means soap/detergents can also dissolve the outer viral envelopes of coronaviruses like COVID-19, she said. declares new COVID-19 get link