This post is a result of a literature review from April 5th and 6th. I’ve chosen the two publications that I thought might be most impactful and I’ve discussed them briefly here.
This is a non-exhaustive literature review from Covid-19 related articles published in the past few days. I touch on hydroxychloroquine, vaccine development, and transmission – asymptomatic, and airborne transmission.
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 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.
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.
This is my original post from March 4th, 2020 when the novel coronavirus was first becoming a concern in the United States.
Covid-19 Q & A Update 3/27/20 Q: Is it helpful to wear a surgical mask?A: Almost certainly yes. It’s hard to find surgical masks right now, but if you have them, judicious use of the mask with good quality hand …
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.
History My predominant form of exercise in 2018 was road cycling. I rode a modest 3000 miles and improved every metric of my fitness on the bike. I was still an average cyclist compared to others, but I hit many …