The CDC director has said he plans to release more information next week.
Here’s where that is important:
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, there are four types of coronavirus:
CAES-CoV, which has already led to 28 known cases, spread from poultry to people via contaminated food and water, and is often fatal. CAES-CoV, which is spread in humans through contaminated drinking water. CAES/TCV, which has no known link to poultry, where the virus is likely transferred via the respiratory tract. CAES-CoV, which is spread in people through contaminated food and water.
If it were an outbreak in Maryland, I’d imagine the medical community would be on the case. I would, too.
But it isn’t. Instead, we have an epidemic of a small number of new and old vaccine strains that have been circulating for many years. Two of the older ones, CVS-CoV (which probably won’t be causing any more outbreaks) and NVDA-CoV (which probably won’t). And, for the most part, the older outbreaks happen when the patients are young and healthy, and don’t cause deaths like the recent outbreaks in California and Texas.
The new strains are different, and now seem to be causing a high rate of illness and death, even in people who aren’t vaccinated.
Most of the new strains of CAES/TCV haven’t caused any reported cases of death, so it’s hard to say there’s a link, but it does raise the question: Has any of the older strains of CAES-CoV mutated?
That’s worth looking at next week. I’ve been putting my finger on it for a while now. I’ll keep updating this post in the coming weeks and months as new cases come to light.
Meanwhile, here are a few videos of a few parents talking about what they’re experiencing with a young child.
I’ll have much more on this topic next week