COVID-19 Chicago Monitor
COVID-19 Business & Economy Monitor
World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and other health authorities are on the front lines battling COVID-19, the global pandemic which emerged in Wuhan, China and has now spread across the world. There are over 9.2 million cases and over 476,000 deaths reported across the world with epidemics emerging in parts of Europe and the United States.
WHO early estimates places fatality rate at around 2% (Swiss Medical Weekly)
Incubation period: CDC believes at this time that symptoms of Covid-19 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure. This is based on what has been seen previously as the incubation period of MERS viruses. Symptoms can include fever, cough, and shortness of breath
Official name of coronavirus named “COVID-19” (BBC)
Maker of Remdesivir to supply to other companies to distribute internationally to help treat COVID-19
CDC has issued a notice about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndome in Children (MIS-C) after several cases emerging in NY, United States and in United Kingdom
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"Within 2 weeks of the first #COVID19 cases being reported to WHO, the 🌍 knew the genetic sequence of this virus.— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) May 4, 2020
The first diagnostics followed within days.
We already have early results from some trials of therapeutics.
And several vaccines are now in human trials"-@DrTedros
"As we have done clearly from the beginning, we will continue to call on countries to implement a comprehensive package of measures to find, isolate, test and treat every case, and trace every contact"-@DrTedros #COVID19— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) May 1, 2020
Last updated June 23rd, 2020
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