androb -mataleo1 -Jacks Wasted Life -
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)