Tips for coping with masks and face coverings

Wearing a mask/face covering is a new experience for many; you may not ever feel totally comfortable with wearing one. However, current evidence indicates that masks/face coverings are instrumental in preventing and controlling onward transmission of the covid-19 virus. Mind charity for mental health has put together some tips for[…]

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Returning to normal life in the midst of a continuing pandemic

Over the last 6 months, many people have spent a lot more time indoors than normal, especially those who have been shielding because of a health condition(s). Whilst many have begun an attempt at ‘normal’ life, it may feel strange and take a while to get used to things that[…]

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Transmission of COVID-19 by droplets and aerosols

COVID-19 is caused by Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). As is the case with many other respiratory viruses, COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted from human-to-human by droplets, aerosols, and objects  such as clothes, utensils and furniture (‘fomites’). The subject of infection transmission by viruses through droplets and[…]

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Plastic face shields are not as effective as masks!

Every time we speak, thousands of aerosol droplets are sprayed into the air in front of us, most of which are invisible to the naked eye. There is now growing evidence that airborne aerosols carrying the coronavirus may play a major role in its spread. Current global guidance suggests that Covid-19 spreads rapidly[…]

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Young people urged to be cautious and protect their families from COVID-19

Recent updates from the World Health Organisation highlight that the demographic of people who are becoming infected with COVID-19 is younger than it was before. With the increase in social activity during the summer months, this trend is clearly present in Spain, where young people have taken to celebrating summer evenings[…]

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Types of transmission from COVID patients

Based on reports about the transmission of COVID-19, WHO has provided a brief overview of available evidence on transmission from symptomatic, pre-symptomatic and asymptomatic people infected with COVID-19. Symptomatic transmission A symptomatic COVID-19 case is defined as a case who has developed signs and symptoms compatible with COVID-19 virus infection.[…]

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