Dr. Kenneth Hughes has put together a few of the helpful facts about the novel coronavirus known thus far.

To prevent the spread of Covid-19 :

– social distancing
– hand and face hygiene
– wearing personal protective equipment

All of these methods can all reduce the rate of transmission.

In addition, once COVID-19 infects an individual, doctors know that

– people with COVID-19 may be more likely to be hypercoagulable and can get blood clots
– However, these patients are usually ICU patients who are intubated and not moving – so this may be a stasis phenomenon

– putting patients in prone position can help oxygenate patients, but this is no different from other patients with Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

– the coronavirus can be responsible for kidney failure, heart failure, and strokes

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