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CDC Videos for Coronvirus understanding

“Private Sector Call: Update on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Response”

Dr. Jay C. Butler, Deputy Director Infectious Diseases, CDC

COVID-19: What older adults need to know

8 out of 10 deaths reported in the U.S. have been in adults 65 years old and older

8 of 10 deaths are in adults 65+

Among adults with confirmed COVID-19 reported in the U.S.:

  • Estimated percent requiring hospitalization
    • 31-70% of adults 85 years old and older
    • 31-59% of adults 65-84 years old
  • Estimated percent requiring admission to intensive care unit
    • 6-29% of adults 85 years old and older
    • 11-31% of adults 65-84 years old
  • Estimated percent who died
    • 10-27% of adults 85 years old and older
    • 4-11% of adults 65-84 years old

Dr. Jay C. Butler – Deputy Director Infectious Diseases, CDC provides updates and responses to COVID-19

Get scientific data, milestones in research, pathology of viruses and symptoms of the COVD-19 infections. Discusses food contamination, known routes of transmission and concerns. He discusses measures you can take to reduce the likelihood of contracting the disease.

We’ve compiled a series of videos to help identify symptoms of COVID-19, self-isolation, testing, infection rates, the “curve” and other critical information that can save your life and that of your loved ones.

Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

Symptoms of Coronavirus ASL

Eric Hargan, Deputy Secretary Health and Human Services (HHS)

Dr. Jay Butler shared guidance with partners, public health practitioners, healthcare providers, and others working to protect the health of rural communities.  He described what CDC knows at this point and responded to questions.


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