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

25 Mar 2020

Updated on April 15th, 2020

Firstly, don't panic.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

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, News & Press Releases

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: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

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

12 Mar 2020

Updated on April 1st 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: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

COVID-19 Explained in 9 Easy Questions

5 Mar 2020

Updated on April 1st 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

Understanding COVID-19 in 9 simple questions.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

Testing for COVID-19

5 Mar 2020

Updated on May 15th, 2020

All medical investigations involve a cost benefit analysis. This is not only financial cost. It is well recognized that excessive medical investigations have the potential to increase not only anxiety but also create complications and illness from subsequent tests and procedures.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

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: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

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: COVID-19, Health & Wellness

What is the latest on COVID-19: the epidemic

21 Feb 2020

Updated on May 17th 2020, written by Dr David Owens.

To understand the risk of catching COVID-19 we need to understand the epidemic.

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Topics: COVID-19, Health & Wellness