WHO confirms there’s ’emerging evidence’ of airborne transmission of coronavirus
The World Health Organization confirmed there is “emerging evidence” of airborne transmission of the coronavirus following the publication of a letter Monday signed by 239 scientists that urged the agency to be more forthcoming about the likelihood that people can catch the virus from droplets floating in the air.
“We acknowledge that there is emerging evidence in this field, as in all other fields regarding the Covid-19 virus and pandemic and therefore we believe that we have to be open to this evidence and understand its implications regarding the modes of transmission and also regarding the precautions that need to be taken.”
Robert Silverman, DC, on adapting to digital patient care in COVID-19
In this live video interview, Robert Silverman, DC, DACBN, DCBCN, MS, CCN, CNS, CSCS, CIISN, CKTP, founder and chief executive officer of the Westchester Integrative Health Center in White Plains, N.Y., joins Integrative Practitioner Editor Katherine Rushlau to discuss adapting to digital patient care and telemedicine from a chiropractic and clinical nutrition perspective in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
“We need to do whatever we can to stay connected with our patients,” said Silverman. “For us, we’ve moved a lot online and I strong recommend telemedicine and telehealth. Reach out and help your patients, even if it’s just talking through things.”
Read more or watch the video at integrativepractitioner.com/manual-therapies/news/2020-04-24-robert-silverman-dc-on-adapting-to-digital-patient-care-in-covid-19.
Wearing a face mask reduces your risk of coronavirus by 65%, doctors say
A new study claims that wearing a face mask can reduce your risk of being infected with coronavirus by 65%. Researchers from the University of California Davis Children’s Hospital say the findings highlight that “masks work and are very important.”
Dean Blumberg, chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, said: “We don’t know who might spread it. We do know social distancing reduces the risk of transmitting the virus by 90%, and wearing masks decreases the risk by 65%.
Asymptomatic and presymptomatic people transmit most COVID-19 infections: Study
Silent transmission of the novel coronavirus could account for more than half of infections, according to one new mathematical model by U.S. and Canadian researchers.
The researchers utilized data on asymptomatic and presymptomatic transmission from two different epidemiological studies and estimated that more than 50% of infections were attributable to people not exhibiting symptoms.
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