Viral droplets from a sneeze can even travel 23 to 27 feet.
Kevin Kavanagh, MD
These pathogens are relentless, they are evolutionarily programed to win, and they are currently doing just that.
Just because we declare the economy open does not mean it will. It is treated as a switch, but it is not.
Some are advocating for the sole use of herd immunity to stop the COVID-19 epidemic. Some even use this logic to justify the early opening of the economy. But what they fail to realize is that not all virus epidemics burn themselves out.
We are forced to act on best evidence, but in some cases the evidence is less than actionable.
The CDC’s recommendation of using a bandana as a last resort to stop the COVID-19 virus places our healthcare system at the level of a third-world country and underscores the severity of the current pandemic and erosion of our healthcare system’s infrastructure.
At a hospital that recently announced layoffs during the COVID-19 crisis, hospital executives agreed to a 20% pay cut. That sounds impressive but the CEO makes over $1.9 million a year and the corporation has net assets or fund balances of $1.6 billion. Meanwhile, the shortage of N95 face masks for healthcare workers continues.
If you are on one of these medications one should perform strict social distancing and protect yourself from contracting COVID-19.
In Washington State, a choir practice of 60 individuals who practiced social distancing resulted in 45 infections, 3 hospitalizations and 2 deaths.
ACE inhibitors up regulate (increase) the ACE2 receptor. This is the receptor the COVID-19 virus uses to attack the lungs.