Covid-19 Case study Essay Assignment
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Because the focus of this course is health protection, promotion, and screening, it is important to be well-informed about this topic.
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) by CEUfast(SKIM OVER THE INFO)
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Alvin Young: 65 y.o. – healthy, no medical issues, previously declined COVID vaccine.
Mary Young: 58 y.o. with HTN, prediabetes, dyslipidemia but controlled by meds, also declined COVID vaccine.
Two weeks ago, Mr. and Mrs. Young were visiting Mr. Young’s 85 y.o. uncle in Florida.
The uncle had late-stage cancer, developed a cough and SOB during the time of the Youngs’ visit. Uncle was then admitted to ICU and later died in the hospital. Family still waiting to find out the cause of death.
After staying in Florida for 1 week, Mr. and Mrs. Young returned home.
On their flight back to California, Mr. Young developed a cough and stuffy nose but no other symptoms.
Two days later, Mrs. Young also developed a cough, headache, and fever of 101.
Today (a week after returning home and two weeks since the Florida visit), Mr. and Mrs. Young still have a productive cough and occasional headaches.
Both Mr. & Mrs. Young are increasingly concerned about their possible exposure while visiting their uncle and being on the plane. They emailed you, their clinician, with the following questions:
Do we need to self-quarantine since neither of us have a fever now? Why?
Do we need to get a COVID test and why?
If so, which test: COVID antibody or antigen?
Should we still get the COVID vaccines if we tested positive for COVID? Why?
If so, when should we get the vaccines?
Post your response to the case study questions directly in the discussion box no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on Thursday (80% of grade). Include the question b
Public Health Discussion
Consider the families who have experienced first-hand the recent traumatic events that have impacted Latino communities in El Paso, the deportation actions in Mississippi, and refugee children separated from their parents at the Southern US border. Discuss the public health impact on children related to the psychological stress accompanying childhood trauma.
All writing must follow current APA format, including in-text citations and references. The final word count will be calculated after superfluous text (padding) is removed, including in-text citations and references. The maximum grade on discussions having fewer words than the minimum word count is set at the percentage of the minimum.