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Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

Richard D Shih

Department of Emergency Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, United States

Publications
  • Research Article   
    Covid-19 in the United States: A Tale of One Country and Two Large States
    Author(s): Dennis G Maki, Joshua J Solano, Richard D Shih*, Robert S Levine and Scott M Alter

    Purpose: In the United States (US), after only one year, COVID-19 has already led to a reduction in life expectancy of about one year. In this study we review the mitigation and containment strategies of the epidemic in the US as a whole as well as in two of its largest states, namely New York (NY) and Florida (FL). Methods: We utilized the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center to track the time courses of the epidemics in the US, NY, and FL. Results: Today, the US represents about 5% of the world’s population but accounts for about 20% of deaths due to COVID-19. Initially, NY experienced the largest numbers of US deaths, but later enforced public health strategies of proven benefit and shutdown until deaths plummeted from the highest per capita to one of the lowest. FL issued no .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2165-8048.21.s5.003

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