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Coronavirus Update: March 12, 2020

As of March 12, there are >133,000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) across the world, including >1,300 confirmed cases in the United States and >200 in California, with 38 deaths.


In order to slow down the further spread of COVID-19 and give hospitals time to better prepare for the pandemic, social distancing is now very important. According to the California Department of Public Health, "Non-essential gatherings must be limited to no more than 250 people, while smaller events can proceed only if the organizers can implement social distancing of 6 feet per person. Gatherings of individuals who are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 should be limited to no more than 10 people, while also following social distancing guidelines."


More information can be found here:

https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/11/california-public-health-experts-mass-gatherings-should-be-postponed-or-canceled-statewide-to-slow-the-spread-of-covid-19/


Given that the situation is changing constantly, we will for now restrict our information to these public links, with the goal of ensuring that everyone gets the same information:


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.sandiegocounty.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/Immunization/nCoV2019.aspx

https://www.thebodypro.com/article/covid-19-cdc-recommendations-hiv-clinicians

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULLbw1MEaOE&feature=youtu.be


This update was prepared by Dr. Martin Hoenigl, Dr. Gabriel Wagner, and Dr. Susan Little of the UC San Diego Antiviral Research Center.

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