SARS-CoV-2 was first identified in 7 patients in Wuhan, China who all had a direct connection with a Wholesale Seafood Market that also traded in more than 75 types of live animals. The patients presented with a progressive lower respiratory infection that quickly acquired the name Coronavirus Disease 2019, as common known now, COVID 19. On January 30, 2020 the WHO declared a Public Health Emergence with the U.S. Health and Human Services Office following a day later. In March, 2020 the WHO declared pandemic status for COVID – 19.
Since its arrival in December 2019 the availability of information has mirrored the rise in number of people becoming infected with the virus. There is no lack of information being distributed as there is also no lack of misinformation. Credible organizations like the WHO, CDC, Oxford, and Johns Hopkins are competing with Facebook, Twitter, commercial news media and political organizations that distribute their own versions of the truth.
This course is designed to offer a standardized knowledge foundation based on the most credible organizations including WHO, CDC, Johns Hopkins, Oxford and others. References including original research accompany each presentation. Periodic newsletters and course updates will be delivered to all students as they become available.
The course is brought to you using a “virtual classroom” that can be accessed 24/7/365 on any device connected to the Internet using any network. Once enrolled it will never leave your account and will be updated as needed.
This course is offered through the Healthcare Learning Alliance.
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