If you are on one of these medications one should perform strict social distancing and protect yourself from contracting COVID-19.
Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD: “If we take these six steps to mobilize and organize the nation, we can defeat COVID-19 by early June.”
As an infection preventionist, I found these to be helpful in establishing plans, training methods, and more.
In Washington State, a choir practice of 60 individuals who practiced social distancing resulted in 45 infections, 3 hospitalizations and 2 deaths.
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N95 masks are in high demand but so are surgical masks, isolation gowns, thermometers and disinfecting wipes.
Over the last decade, the world has experienced many outbreaks, pandemics and epidemics, from severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) to H1N1 influenza and now COVID-19.
According to the United States Conference of Mayors, cities need 28.5 million face masks, 24.4 million other pieces of PPE equipment, 7.9 million COVID-19 test kits, and 139,000 ventilators.
ACE inhibitors up regulate (increase) the ACE2 receptor. This is the receptor the COVID-19 virus uses to attack the lungs.
The Spanish flu of 1918 killed between 20 and 50 million people. What lessons can we take from it?