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COVID-19 Squandered.    Back to OpEd Page

References:     View OpEd: https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article241422756.html  
    

1.  Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand.  Imperial College COVID-19 Response Team.  March 16, 2020.   https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf 
   
2.   CDC COVID-19 Response Team. Severe Outcomes Among Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- United States, February 12–March 16, 2020.  MMWR.  March 27, 2020 / 69(12);343-346.   https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e2.htm
  
3.  Di Blasi E.  Italians over 80 'will be left to die' as country overwhelmed by coronavirus.  The Telegraph.  March 14, 2020.  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/14/italians-80-will-left-die-country-overwhelmed-coronavirus/
   
4.  Lewis T.
Smoking or Vaping May Increase the Risk of a Severe Coronavirus Infection.  Scientific American.  March 17, 2020.   https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smoking-or-vaping-may-increase-the-risk-of-a-severe-coronavirus-infection1/
   
5.  Garrett L.  Trump Has Sabotaged America’s Coronavirus Response.   Foreign Policy.  Jan. 31, 2020.  https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/01/31/coronavirus-china-trump-united-states-public-health-emergency-response/ 
  
6.  Centers for Disease Control and Preveintion.  Budget.  Accessed March 26, 2020 at:   https://www.cdc.gov/budget/index.html
   
7.  OECDiLibrary.  Hospital Beds.  Accessed March 26, 2020 at:    https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/hospital-beds/indicator/english_0191328e-en
  
8.  Reinhard B, Brown E.  Face masks in national stockpile have not been substantially replenished since 2009.  Washington Post.  Mar. 10, 2020.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/face-masks-in-national-stockpile-have-not-been-substantially-replenished-since-2009/2020/03/10/57e57316-60c9-11ea-8baf-519cedb6ccd9_story.html
  
9.  Thomas P, Woodward A. Coronavirus: Rand Paul becomes first US senator to test positive for Covid-19.  Independent.  Mar. 22, 2020.   https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/rand-paul-coronavirus-test-positive-us-senate-latest-a9417191.html
  
10.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Public Health Responses to COVID-19 Outbreaks on Cruise Ships — Worldwide, February–March 2020.   MMWR. March 27, 2020 / 69(12);347-352.   https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/wr/mm6912e3.htm?s_cid=mm6912e3_w