Covid-19 Update — Predictability and Fallout! A synopsis of Mayor Turner’s Latest Press Conference Concerning Covid-19
⚠️UPDATE⚠️ Mayor Turner held a press conference today to provide an update on the impact of the Cioronoavirus in Houston and strategies that the City has adopted and implemented.
🙋🏽♀️In case you missed it, I’ve summarized some of the issues discussed for you with important highlights below:
• The Mayor’s Office provided new data/ numbers evidencing which demographic is contracting COVID-19 at the highest rates.
•As of today, the City has 286 positive tests (2 fatalities) COH has completed 232 positive tests. The population breakdown is as follows:
47% female 43% male
4% age 0-19
11% age 20-29
15% age 30-39
20% age 40-49
16% age 50-59
17% age 60-69
7% age 70-79
4% age 80-89
1.1% age 90-99
•Millennials, people who are middle-aged, and people under 60 years of age, are contracting the virus at a high rate. Combined, these younger populations now account for more COVID-19 infections than people between the ages of 60 and over.
•The City is working with FEMA, CDC and other agencies to expand testing. The federal government has agreed to provide supplies to accommodate 250 tests, per site, per day
•Shanghai, China is sending 1200 n-95 masks and 20000 kn-95 masks to the City. These donations are in addition to private market PPE purchases by the City of HOUSTON.
•At this time, the City is underutilized for hospital beds and ventilators
•If necessary, the former Kindred Hospital facility in the Heights, which closed, earlier this year. This location currently has 68 beds available (21 ICU) at the capability to expand to 100 beds if the City needed them as overflow.
• The city of Houston is working to build capacity now to ensure that the medical system will not be overwhelmed.
•On Wednesday, April 2, 2020, Houston City Council will vote to enter into lease agreements with 2 hotels (180 rooms) for first responders, city employees, and the homeless population. The rooms will be used for Quarantine purposes.
⚠️Houston Police Department ⚠️ 👮🏽♀️🚓UPDATE
~11 police officers have tested positive (1 hospitalized)
~HPD will be enforcing the current stay-at-home order with citations for those who refuse to comply. Noted that there are still some people gathering and socializing in large numbers and refusing to practice social distancing. Those types of violators will receive citations.
~HPD has changed it’s policy. Offices will now be wearing in 95 mask and gloves to avoid COVID-19 infection
~call volume has been reduced, there is a downward trend on crime (domestic violence and assaults slightly up
~They currently still have a 100% capacity to respond to emergencies 🚓🆘🏚
⚠️Houston Fire Department⚠️ 👩🏽🚒🔥UPDATE
-5 firefighters have tested positive (no hospitalizations)
- First responders are assuming all people may be infected and are taking additional precautions in responding to medical emergencies
-Asking the public to tell 991 operators if there is anyone in the home with symptoms
-call volume is flat
-They currently still have a 100% capacity to respond to emergencies 🚒🏥
HERE IS SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION from
JOHN HOPKINS UNIVERSITY:
• MANDATORY PROTECTION INFORMATION–COVID 19
(From Johns Hopkins)
* The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code. (mutation) and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.
* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.
* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam).
By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.
* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.
* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.
* Any mix with 1 part bleach and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.
* Oxygenated water helps long after soap, alcohol and chlorine, because peroxide dissolves the virus protein, but you have to use it pure and it hurts your skin.
* NO BACTERICIDE OR ANTIBIOTIC SERVES. The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; antibodies cannot kill what is not alive.
* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While it is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only
-between 3 hours (fabric and porous),
-4 hours (copper and wood)
-24 hours (cardboard),
– 42 hours (metal) and
-72 hours (plastic).
But if you shake it or use a feather duster, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.
* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold, or artificial as air conditioners in houses and cars.
They also need moisture to stay stable, and especially darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade it faster.
* UV LIGHT on any object that may contain it breaks down the virus protein. For example, to disinfect and reuse a mask is perfect. Be careful, it also breaks down collagen (which is protein) in the skin.
* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.
* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat.
* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, serve. The strongest vodka is 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.
* LISTERINE IF IT SERVES! It is 65% alcohol.
* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus there can be. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.
* You have to wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, food, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.
* You have to HUMIDIFY HANDS DRY from so much washing them, because the molecules can hide in the micro cracks. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.
* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.
-JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL