Category: Infectious Diseases Topics

COVID: Amid the Rising Caseload in the United States, the Country Braces Itself

Key Points Addressed in this Article 1. What does “flatten the curve mean” 2. How is a virus like a natural disaster? 3. What are the features of social distancing? 4. What does a PCR mean and how sensitive is it? 5. What are the benefits of Scaling […]

Fear in the Age of Coronavirus: Reasons why COVID-19 is hitting our self-preservation nerve

Key Points Addressed in Article Characteristics of COVID-19 disease that creates fear We sat and watched the Chinese government implement its draconian measures on the Wuhan, Hubei province and the rest of the country.  We saw leaks of photos and videos capturing these harrowing times.  Healthcare workers strained […]

In a Nutshell: Protect Yourself from Viral Infections (+ COVID-19)

Key Points Addressed in Article  What is Coronavirus?  How is COVID-19 spread?  How Can I prevent the spread or protect myself?  Can I get a viral infection after handling a package from someone who was infectious or that was delivered from a country where there is a high […]

Pandemic COVID-19: Applying Early Lessons Learned

Key Points Addressed in Article  Challenges with Containment related to Transmission: cough, personal cloud  Challenges with Case Fatality Rates  Importance of Protecting High Risk Populations Including Healthcare Workers and Long-term care Residents  COVID-19 and Outbreak of Fear   The novelty of the novel COVID-19 outbreak has passed. Sure […]

COVID: Key Points to Understand the Pandemic

Key Points Addressed in Article  Definition of Case Fatality Rate (CFR)  Discussion of COVID-19 CFR from the Wuhan outbreak cases  Ways in which COVID-19 is spread, respiratory droplets, surface and fomite  Diagnostic modalities available for COVID-19, CT scan and PCR   COVID-19 has traveled far and wide from […]

COVID-19 Questions and Answers

Now that the COVID-19 outbreak is likely here to stay and will ultimately involve many more places than the 37 countries where cases have been reported, it is a good time to review some questions about the disease process and ways to prepare for the outbreak – coming […]

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