What Is Corona Virus (Covid-19)?
What is the timeline we are looking at?
We are now testing.
Dr. Chris thinks it may get worse before it gets better. 60-90 days.
What does flattening the curve mean?
The concept of flattening the curve is to stagger the number of new cases over a longer period so that people have access to care.
How does your body fight viral attack?
Covid-19- 10-100 times more damaging to the lungs because of a viral tropism than the typical SARS.
This virus because of the damage, creates a “cytokine storm” trying to kill the virus so its typically not the virus that kills people.
80% will have a positive outcome to the virus.
20% will have a negative response to the virus including more serious symptoms and sometimes even death.
What are the 20%- Comorbidities (make you more likely to have a negative outcome to COVID-19):
CVD. Smoking: High % of smokers in China and Italy
Chronic pulmonary disease
Chronic liver or kidney disease
Chronic neurological diseases