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COVID-19: the distinction between a disease and an epidemic

27 Mar 2020

Education and information are crucial factors in the management of infectious disease. The distinction between the disease and the epidemic is key.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, COVID-19

What do I do if I think I have COVID-19?

25 Mar 2020

Firstly, don't panic.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

Procedures in OT&P clinics during COVID-19

20 Mar 2020

All OT&P clinics remain open as usual including Saturday and Sunday. We continue to look after both our existing and new patients.

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Topics: COVID-19

COVID-19: the dangers of prediction

19 Mar 2020

Updated on March 24th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

‘We are planning under the assumption that 80% of the population will be affected and with a mortality rate of 1% there are likely to be up to 800,000 deaths’

A typical report over the last few weeks, a reflection of comments from health ministers and politicians in various countries. But what does it mean?

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

COVID-19: to contain or delay and mitigate, which is the best strategy?

12 Mar 2020

Updated on March 27th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

In a previous article, I described the principles used in the management of new epidemics of infectious disease. There are currently differences in international public health controls. Countries and organizations were previously reacting in a way which lacked clarity and coordination. There is now more consensus although there are still some fundamental differences in strategy.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

COVID-19 Explained in 9 Easy Questions

5 Mar 2020

Updated on March 27th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

Understanding COVID-19 in 9 simple questions.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

Testing for COVID-19

5 Mar 2020

Updated on March 26th, 2020

All medical investigations involve a cost benefit analysis. This is not only financial cost. We have explained in a recent article the unexpected consequences of exceeding public health advice.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

COVID-19: How do we all get back to normal?

26 Feb 2020

Updated on March 26th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

Containment versus management, understanding the process of the epidemic and the reasons for the public health measures.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, COVID-19

How Nutrition and Lifestyle Can Improve Immunity Against Viral Infections

26 Feb 2020

Fortunately immunity to viruses is generalizable, and strong immunity will help to protect us against all viruses. A healthy lifestyle with sound nutrition will not only protect us against cold and flu, but also yield multiple other health benefits, such as delaying ageing and enhancing the quality of life.

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Topics: Hong Kong Health, Preventative Healthcare/Medicine, Functional Medicine, COVID-19