News You Can Use – Coronavirus
Protecting Yourself from COVID-19
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of February 2020 that is dominated by the Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) outbreak.
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As I did last month I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Avaap. Given the focus and concern around the potential Pandemic for COVID-19 dominating the news cycles, we discuss the context of this virus and how it stacks up against other related viral infections. How does it infect you and what you can do to help limit your exposure?
Like its cousins, SARS and MERS this zoonotic virus appears to have hopped the animal/human boundary leaving humans exposed to infection our bodies do not have much of any experience dealing with. Two of the most telling graphs came from this article on National Geographic: How coronavirus compares to flu, Ebola, and other major outbreaks.
Then comparing infection rates this is the SARS tracking of the number of infected cases:
and then comparing the two to date with the number of cases over time:
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This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.