Public Safety Opinion
A series of studies, starting as a steady drip and quickening to a deluge, has reported the same core finding amid the global spread of COVID-19: Artificial intelligence could analyze chest images to accurately detect the disease in legions of untested patients.
Casey Ross writes in STAT that the results promised a ready solution to the shortage of diagnostic testing in the U.S. and some other countries and triggered splashy press releases and a cascade of hopeful headlines.
Update: Four more community heroes have contacted the Post to contribute, increasing the reward to $1,250.
A resident of Los Alamos and reader of the Los Alamos Daily Post contacted the Post this morning after reading about the burglary spree overnight Saturday and the destruction criminals inflicted on several local businesses (link).
“I want to help our police catch those responsible,” the resident said. “I will donate $500 on the condition that you allow me to remain anonymous.”
We agreed and spoke with the police to make them aware of this generous offer, which increases
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) announces instructions for where New Mexico health care providers can go online to comply with two public health orders announced March 25th designed to protect our state supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Freddie, 10, is a Havanese who dreams of lifting spirits around Los Alamos. He is a member of the Rick and Liddie Martinez family. Courtesy photo
Freddie is studying this little guy’s moves so he can really lift spirits around Los Alamos. Courtesy video
SANTA FE — The New Mexico Office of Superintendent of Insurance cautions consumers who have subscribed, or are considering subscribing to health benefit plans offered by Health Care Sharing Ministries (HCSM) that these are not authorized health insurance plans.
A HCSM may use marketing practices that suggest its plans include the protections found in approved health insurance plans. However, that may not be correct.
These plans may be less expensive than a regulated major medical plan. They may also appear to provide the benefits and protections that a major medical plan is required
This figure shows the recent growth in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for several US states, using data through Sunday 29 March. Dashed lines show exponential growth curves, labeled by doubling time in days. Several states (for example, California) may be seeing a slight reduction in their exponential growth rates, as recent data points seem to be dropping below the dashed lines showing their growth over the past two weeks. But Florida is on pace to overtake California soon. The growth in New York has moderated to a 4-day doubling time; its earlier rapid growth with 1.4-day doubling may
Chart shows the cumulative cases of COVID-19 by county in New Mexico. Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim
Chart shows total cumulative tests of COVID-19 statewide in New Mexico, Courtesy/Eli Ben-Naim
Chart shows the probability of having zero cases in Los Alamos County. Under a random (Poisson) distribution, the probability of having no cases equals the inverse of the exponential of the expected average value. The expected average value was calculated using New Mexico statewide totals, New Mexico population, and Los Alamos County population. As of March 29, the expected value for Los Alamos County
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials announced today 29 additional positive tests for COVID-19.
The New Mexico Department of Health stated that the most recent cases are located in the following counties:
The number of deaths in the state related to COVID-19 remains at two.
Including the above newly reported cases, New Mexico
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