Covid-19 Q&A

Steven Kornweiss, MD covid-19 Leave a Comment

This is a Q&A of the biggest questions I’ve received from friends, family, and clients over the past 2 weeks. I talk about masks, transmission, prevention, and I get into detail about one treatment which has made big headlines.

The United States Is Not Comparable to Italy

Steven Kornweiss, MD covid-19 Leave a Comment

The threat of the novel coronavirus is heterogeneous. People are talking about the United States as if it were an individual who could be infected. Our country is a big place. Individuals are spread heterogeneously within the country with varying density and local factors. The healthcare system is equally heterogeneous. Imagine a small farming community and its one hospital versus a densely populated area like NYC with its many hospitals. We need to a more nuanced thought process.

We Are Looking at the Wrong Numbers

Steven Kornweiss, MD covid-19 Leave a Comment

Everyone is looking at today’s numbers to see how bad things are in the US. But, given a ~1 week incubation period, and that the disease becomes severe or critical on day ~7 of symptoms, our numbers of critically ill patients today reflect infections contracted two weeks ago.

Cold Protocol

Steven Kornweiss, MD protocols Leave a Comment

We should strive to minimize the incidence of upper respiratory infections, but until then, it’s nice to have a cold-protocol so that we don’t lose our time and energy to a viral particle with a 30 nanometer diameter.