Skip to a quick-read: Important #Covid19 Links [Updated]
Most of us doctors have been inundated with queries on #coronavirus, especially to dispel rumors and fake news being spread through the various messaging apps. This is intended to be a one-stop-shop for updates. [You can also follow my Facebook page: Coronavirus – tips from a doctor].
- Frequently Asked Questions on COVID Vaccines
- Who is a Close contact for COVID-19?
- Living with or Providing care for a person who has COVID-19,
- Being within 6 feet of a person who has COVID-19 for at least 15 minutes, or
- Having exposure to respiratory secretions (e.g., being coughed or sneezed on, sharing a drinking glass or utensils; kissing).
- For how long is a person with COVID-19 considered to be contagious?
- 48 hours (or 2 days) before the person had any symptoms (or 2 days before they tested positive if they never had symptoms) until they meet the criteria to discontinue isolation.
- What to do if you had close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with COVID-19?
- Self-quarantine (stay home)
- Monitor your health for symptoms of COVID-19 for 14 days after your last contact
- Take your temperature with a thermometer two times a day (once in the morning, once at night) and watch for fever.
- Watch for other signs and symptoms of COVID-19 [Symptoms of Coronavirus] such as cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell. You can download VDH’s Daily Symptom Monitoring Log to help keep track of your symptoms..
- Consider getting tested – When Should You Get a COVID-19 Test? What About an Antibody Test?
- How to spot Fake News? [Fact-check Websites]
- Pulse Oximeter – What, Why, How?
- COVID19: What exactly are the Stages of Spread?
- Can my family visit me during the pandemic?
- Viruses & Vaccines: FAQs
- When should COVID-19 patients discontinue Transmission-Based Precautions?
- What is social distancing?
- How are quarantine and isolation different?
- If we’ve both been self-isolating, can I hang out with my friend? Can I visit my family?
- Is it safe to visit a friend during the coronavirus pandemic?
- What To Do If Your Family Or Friends Aren’t Taking Coronavirus Seriously?
- What is R number for #Covid19?
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- Reopening America
- 7 Tips to deal with the #Covid19 Pandemic
- Beware of Rumors & Fake News [An updated List]
- After 6 Months, Important Mysteries About Coronavirus Endure
- The Herd Immunity Debate
- Boosting our Immune System – Facts & Myths
- Every Covid-19 Symptom We Know About Right Now, From Head to Toe
- Animals & #Covid19
- It is a War against #Coronavirus [The new normal]
- Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel with Potential Exposure to COVID-19
- The race for coronavirus vaccines: a graphical guide
- India: Kerala model for coronavirus: No cities, no virus
- Tests Available for Covid19:
- Viral tests [to find out if you have a current infection – when you get exposed to COVID-19, it starts replicating in your upper respiratory tract. And the more coronavirus there is, the easier it is to detect. The plateau occurs pretty early on, within a few days of showing symptoms. But if you test earlier than that, the results aren’t nearly as reliable.].
- Antibody tests [to find out you if you had a previous infection – it can take 1–3 weeks for your body to make antibodies.].