What does a COVID-19 survey of Major League Baseball employees have to do with our pandemic lockdown here in Canada? Tons! This interview with Dr. Jay Bhattacharaya of Standord University is packed full of information that will answer many of the questions we have about how long this battle against COVID-19 is going to last. It also sheds light on the effectiveness of our province and nation-wide lockdowns.
How effective is the lockdown? When should lockdowns be lifted? What will happen as lockdowns are lifted? Will there ‘ever’ be an effective vaccine? How widespread is COVID-19 in our general population? Should we try to achieve “herd immunity”? This fascinating interview is a must see by anyone who wants to understand what we’re up against.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharaya from Stanford Medicine makes his third appearance on Uncommon Knowledge in eight weeks, this time to discuss a new COVID-19 survey of Major League Baseball employees he co-authored. The survey tested more than 5,600 employees across all 30 Major League Baseball clubs. The results are yet another data set showing how COVID-19 spreads across geographical and economic lines. Dr. Bhattacharya also discusses the very real health risks associated with a prolonged lockdown and answers some of the questions raised by his last survey of Santa Clara County.
Jay Bhattacharya is a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economics Research, a senior fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and at the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. He holds courtesy appointments as Professor in Economics and in Health Research and Policy. He directs the Stanford Center on the Demography of Health and Aging. Dr. Bhattacharya’s research focuses on the economics of health care around the world with a particular emphasis on the health and well-being of vulnerable populations. Dr. Bhattacharya’s peer-reviewed research has been published in economics, statistics, legal, medical, public health, and health policy journals. He holds an MD and PhD in economics from Stanford University.
Alberta’s COVID-19 breakthrough – Highest number of tests and lowest number of new cases in one day
It certainly appears to be a sign that the first wave of COVID-19 is abating. Friday, Alberta’s Chief Medical Officer reported 6,455 people were tested over the last 24 hours and there were only 7 new positive cases. This resulted in a very interesting video update from Dr. Deena Hinshaw as the province announced several changes that will be resulting from the success of Alberta’s battle with COVID-19.
Albertans will soon be able to visit loved ones in hospital. The province will continue to move toward protecting Albertans at the highest risk of severe outcomes. That means more freedoms for the majority of Albertans as the province prepares to announce Stage 2 details early next week.
Every Albertan is now eligible to be tested for COVID-19 – Here’s how it works!
From Alberta Health
Did you know every Albertan is now eligible to be tested for COVID-19?
Did you know every Albertan is now eligible to be tested for COVID-19? It’s easy and the information helps AHS better support Albertans as the province reopens. Visit ahs.ca/covid to book your test today.
Posted by Alberta Health Services on Wednesday, June 3, 2020
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