Why Are Covid-19 Cases Soaring In NZ? PCR Test Update. Dr. Sam Bailey.
Dr Sam talks about what is happening in NZ in regards to COVID-19 and important information you should know about the COVID-19 PCR Test.
#covid19pcr #covid19test What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a type of coronavirus. What are the symptoms of Coronavirus? The symptoms of COVID-19 are: * a cough * a high temperature (at least 38°C) * shortness of breath. These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu. Shortness of breath is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention. How Coronavirus spreads? COVID-19, like the flu, can be spread from person to person. When a person who has COVID-19 coughs, sneezes or talks, they may spread droplets containing the virus a short distance, which quickly settle on surrounding surfaces. That’s why it’s really important to use good hygiene, regularly wash and thoroughly dry your hands, and use good cough etiquette. Websites & References mentioned: 1. Professor Michael Baker on lockdown being an experiment: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/ar… 2. International Media Praising NZ 100 Days Covid Free: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-5… 3. COVID pop up surveillance testing: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/heal… 4. New Cases Unknown Source Ministry of Health: https://www.health.govt.nz/news-media… 5. Impact of Influenza Vaccination on Seasonal Mortality in the US Elderly Population. Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(3):265-272. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama… 6. Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly. Cochrane Systematic Review 01 February 2018. https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/… 7. 1918 Influenza: the Mother of All Pandemics. Emerg Infect Dis. 2006 Jan; 12(1): 15–22. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti… Subscribe for new videos ▶https://www.youtube.com/c/DrSamBailey ABOUT ME: I want to make it easier for people to fix common health problems. I work as a medical doctor in New Zealand. Send business/sponsorship inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org