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COVID 10: Is COVID-19 an airborne disease? Will we all need to wear face-masks against SARS-CoV-2?

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There seems to be a lot of confusion in the droplet versus aerosol discussion and how these relate to the spread of COVID-19. Is it airborne and inhaled or droplet based via fomites and hands? The uncomfortable truth is that we have evidence for both modes.

In this video we first define what a droplet and an aerosol is based on their behaviour in the environment. We then examine both through the findings from two published studies. We will also discuss how long viral particles survive and stay viable and able to infect after they fall on a surface or get suspended in the air.

For COVID-19, we agree that the various transmission routes may predominate in different settings. The airborne route is relevant for hospitals and hospital staff as well as crowded and badly ventilated public spaces. Everyone else is more likely to get the virus through touching surfaces, bad hand hygiene and then touching their face.

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Links for reference:
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.03.08.982637v1
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2762692
https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2004973
https://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12879-019-3707-y
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More updates by Dr. Wiesbauer:
COVID-19 Update 1: How to tell if a pandemic is likely to occur or not–R0 and the serial interval: https://youtu.be/wZabMDS0CeA
COVID-19 Update 2: How to stop an epidemic - Herd immunity: https://youtu.be/IgV3L464Yh8
COVID-19 Update 3: Symptoms of COVID-19: https://youtu.be/1PLdl6NDGDE
COVID-19 Update 4: Clinical characteristics of COVID-19: https://youtu.be/KQRt3DHkDp8
COVID-19 Update 5: Estimating case fatality rates for COVID-19: https://youtu.be/3xF2Ihjwbpw
COVID-19 Update 6: Seasonality: will COVID-19 go away in the summer?: https://youtu.be/4baaKcZAAfQ
COVID-19 Update 7: This is probably the most important picture of the whole Coronavirus-epidemic: https://youtu.be/6O96wkIxDls
COVID-19 Update 8: Zinc and chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19?: https://youtu.be/BIymfznD7YA
COVID-19 Update 9: Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin for the treatment of COVID-19–Review of study by Didier Raoult: https://youtu.be/C8dasnwweuw
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Useful resources:
For checking daily developments of cases, deaths and more:
https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6
https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Other useful resources:
Journal Watch:
https://www.jwatch.org/na51020/2020/03/04/covid-19-collection-nejm-journal-watch-coverage
New England Journal of Medicine:
https://www.nejm.org/coronavirus
Github collaboration:
https://github.com/midas-network/COVID-19/blob/master/parameter_estimates/2019_novel_coronavirus/README.md#doubling-time
CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/php/preparing-communities.html
WHO:
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Nucleuswealth:
https://nucleuswealth.com/articles/updated-coronavirus-statistics-cases-deaths-mortality-rate/
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Speaker: Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH
Internist & Founder at Medmastery
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