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Thank you for this AMA.
1) Is it true that because it is aerosol based, we are all likely to get it? Or will preventative measures like washing hands before eating or preparing food and not touching our nose, mouth, or eyes reduce our chances of getting infected?
2) I’ve heard rumors that some states are strongly considering 2-4 week quarantines for all residents. Have you heard anything on this?
3) If a 2-4 week quarantine were implemented, how beneficial do you think it would it be in combating the virus? Would it potentially prevent many cases or just delay them, essentially to give health care facilities more lead time to prepare for the inevitable?
1) There remains confusion here. It doesn't seem to be airborne but can still travel because of droplets. The main risk is contact with an infected host and then touching your face. So hand washing remains paramount.
2) I don't know about that, I'll ask my wife. At my hospital, they've put EVERY health care worker that comes back from outside the country in forced quarantine.
3) It really depends on how successful we are at enforcing the quarantine. They seem to have had success in China and South Korea with this.
Can you verify this
250 000 test were given in SK (to those with symptoms) and only 2% of the tests came back positive
are you seeing those types of numbers as well. That most people with symptoms that are getting tested are coming back negative?
I don't know what's going on in Saskatchawan but I can find out.
More patients have been tested in Montreal than NYC as of today. More than 90% have been negative so far.
Lots of RSV and influenza infections though (which can mimic COVID)
they seem to have the best handle on it.
lol I don’t know if 250k people total live in Saskatchewan (jokes)
Have you read their car drive-in system for detection? That was a brilliant idea. We should do this here. SK has done an amazing job of isolating people at risk, quick detection, and quick treatments. Hope we were as good here!
actually, why aren't we doing that in canada? what canadian agencies would be responsible for implementing it? ministry of health? individual hospitals? min of transport?
also, you are in nyc because of your wife? i thought you were in montreal (is there a connection with your hospitals?)
general curiousity, please don't divulge anything too personal of course, i just didn't know that canadian hospitals had direct contact with us hospitals outside of research collaborations.
real question: what's your view on the idea that there's an S strain and an L strain? it seems quite plausible to me as there have been varying death rates.
also, why would people who recovered catch again 45 days later? My assumption would be that they caught another strain (l and s maybe)? or that the COV19 could hide in the nervous system? is there another explanation as your body should have developed antibodies and a more reactive immune system?
cheers mate, if this virus is done, i hope to drop by montreal.
Hes most likely dual credentialed. A lot of docs that work close to border have this.
Im credentialed in canada but also have license to practice in ny and PA
In terms of testing positive again. My suspicion is that is had moreso to do with the PCR testing they using and creating false positives. Similar thing we see if patients treated for c. Diff with them still testing positive long after recovering from acute illness.
They are testing specifically for covid19 and not other coronavirus. The normal viral swab is different test than the one for covid19.
Canada is just now getting better testing. Some labs able get results back quickly but for confirmation still being sent to winnipeg. This is what er doc told me today. Again things keep changing day by day and faster methods will come now that we actually taking this seriously.