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DOCTOR EXPLAINS COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS)

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Hey guys. I’m Siobhan, a 3rd-year medical resident. You’ve probably heard lots of bits of information about coronavirus. Some of it’s true,but some of it is so misleading. So in this video, we’re gonna go through a summary sticking with the facts about what you need to know about Covid-19. Corona virus is a wholefamily of viruses that have little spikes on the surface that look like a crown, which is how it got its name. You’ve probably heard of other types of corona virus. There was the SARS corona virus and the outbreak was in 2002. There was the MERS corona virus,with an outbreak in 2012. And there are actually a lot of other types of corona virus,but they don’t have special names and they just cause the common cold. The virus we’re dealing with is called SARS-COV-2and the disease that it causes iscorona virus disease 2019. Or COVID-19 for short. Bats are actually a natural reservoir for many viruses,so the virus can actually replicate inside the bat without making it sick andthen the bat passes it on to other animals and then finally that gets passed on to humans. And thatis what happened in Wuhan, China. After the first person was infected, the virus got passed from person to person to personby people coughing and sneezing. Did you know that in just one cough it can spray3000 droplets that can go all over the place. If you get smacked in the face by someone’s cough, you can get a direct transmission of the virus. But if it lands in the air, the virus can land on a particle and stay floating there for up to 3 hours. If it goes on to a box, a cardboard box, it can last there for about 24 hours. And then if it goes on toplastic, it can be there for 2 to 3 days. So let’s say you get in touch with the virus and then you rub your face and then you get infected. What happens next? When the virus enters the body,it uses those proteins on its surface, the ones that look like a crown, to get into our cells. Those proteins are like a key that unlocks receptors on the outside of the cell. We believe that it’sspecifically the ACE 2-receptor on our lungs that corona virus is using to get inside our cells. Once the virus is inside,it then releases RNA, its genetic material, and it tricks your cells into making copies of the virus. So your cells actually become like a factory producingthousands of viruseswithout even realizing it. So at the beginning when the virus is replicating, you don’t actually have any symptoms yet. And this is called the incubation period. It’s different for lots of different viruses,but in the case of SARS-COV-2 we think that the incubation period is 4 days. 4 Days where you’ve been infected and you don’t have symptoms yet. As the virus was spreading,doctors in China started seeing more and more pneumonia and one doctor in particular, Dr. Lee wen Liang,became concerned when he saw 7 viral illnesses that reminded him of the SARS outbreak in 2002. He immediately started telling his colleagues that he was concerned,but 4 days later the authorities told him to stop spreading false comments. But the number of cases continued to grow and on January 9th China Central Televisionofficially announced that there was a new corona virus. At this pointthere were at least 50 people with pneumonia and the first fatality, a 61-year old man passed away. To complicate thingsWuhan was a major hub fortravel in China and it was less than 2 weeks away from Chinese New Year’s, when there’s lots of travel and this huge celebration. By January 23rd Wuhan was officially in quarantine. Nobody in or out of the city at all. But unfortunately20 people had already passed away from the virus. It seemed like every day we were hearing about new cases of SARS-COV-2 in different countries. It was sweeping the world and the World Health Organization labeled this outbreak a pandemic. So what kind of symptoms are people actually presenting with? So we’re lucky thatwe’ve got information coming out of China to know what to prepare for and what to expect. So the most common symptoms are fever, sore throat, cough, some shortness of breath. And we look at fever. . . People who are coming into the hospital, only about 43% of them had fever. When they were in the hospital about88% of them developed a fever. So what that tells me is that if you don’t have a fever, it doesn’t guarantee that you don’t have corona virus. Less common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea in about 3-5% of people. So that’s what you need to watch out for: Fever, cough, shortness of breath. And I know what you’re gonna say:”But that sounds like the flu, that sounds like a cold!” And you’re absolutely right and that’s what makes this so tricky. So if you do get mild symptoms:Cough, fever, sore throat. . . What you should do is actually stay at home,don’t panic andpick up the phone and call your health care provider, rather than going and sitting in waiting rooms and public transportation and spreading that virus everywhere. If you are quarantining yourself at home while you’re sickbut you live with other people, try to have like a sick room. And in that room you try to stay there most of the time, you have your own dishes and utensils,try to use your own bathroomif you have that option. Just to prevent the other people in your house from getting sick. And the most important thing is to really be monitoring your own symptoms and seeing if anything is getting worse. So seeing if you’re getting really short of breath, if you’re getting chest painthat’s not going away or if you find you’re getting really high fevers,you’re getting confused or even having a blue-tinged lip. All of that would be signs that things are becoming quite severe and you should be going to the emergency department. Okay, I just want to say this one more time. For most of us if we get Covid-19we’re going to be okay. Don’t panic, most of us can recover at home. We never need to even see a doctor or go to a hospitaland you’ll be just fine. We just have to watch out for those severe symptoms. But unfortunately some patients do become critically ill, so let’s talk about that. What’s happening? What they develop is something called acute respiratory distress syndrome or ARDS. And this is a condition where the lungs develop so much inflammation and damage,that it becomes difficult to get oxygen out of the air through the lungs and into the red blood cells. There are actually lots of things that cause ARDS, things like sepsis or pneumonia, even pancreatitis. So in the ICU, we’re actually really familiar with how to treat these patients. What you do is they often require intubation. So a tube down the throat, lots of oxygen. Sometimes you need to paralyze and sedate a patient, even flip them over onto their stomach so that you canexpand the lungs without injuring them and get more oxygen into the back of the lungs. It’s a really involved process as you can imagine and if that all doesn’t work, then you can consider usingextracorporeal membrane oxygenation. ECMO, a bit of a mouthful. And it’s like a machine that works like lungs outside the body. So the idea is blood gets pumped out of the body,the machine puts oxygen into it and then the blood comes back into the body. It’s actually really similar to a heart-lung bypass that they use in cardiac surgery. So who’s at risk for catching Covid-19?Well, the answer is everyone. It doesn’t matter what age you are,you can catch corona virus. What we see is the people who are most severely affectedare the elderly and those who have underlying health conditions like heart disease, lung disease,Immunosuppression, diabetes. Those people go on to get a worse version of the disease. So to put some real numbers on that, in China about78% of cases were people aged 30 to 69 and of those people about20% of them had severe illness. So it’s definitely not just the elderly that are affected, but they are the oneswho tend to have higher fatality rates. In the US we’ve seen that 8 out of 10 people that have passed away are over the age of 65 and in even higherproportion if you’re over the age of 85. So personally I can’t help but worry about my grandparents and a lot of the patients that I take care of are in that over85 category as well. Although we know who is at risk, we don’t actually know who is going to become critically ill and need life support. So it’s really important that we all do our part to stop the spread of this virus. So I’m sure that you’ve seen these diagrams all over social media right now. Everyone talking about flattening the curve. So the idea is that we want to slow the spread of the virus,but not everyone becomes sick at the same time. That way it doesn’t overwhelm the hospital system,it gives us more time to come up with treatment and vaccinations. So here’s an example. Let’s just imagine that people got on their minds that they all needed to buy toilet paper all at once. So as you guys have probably seen, there’s no more toilet paper. You can’t find it anywhere and some people are left with no toilet paper. It’s a disaster!The same thing is true for hospital beds and ventilator machines. We just want to make sure that people use them up slowly. And that means there will be enough for everyone and that it’s not all used up at once. But I still hear people saying like: ”You know, if we’re all gonna get the virus, why don’t we just let it happen?”The whole answer is that this happened in the past. We’ve actually seen this play out in the Spanish flu in 1918. So if we look to history, we can see thatPhiladelphia took 2 weeks to actually put their social distancing plan in place. And we see this huge spike of deaths and fatalities that happened as opposed toSt. Louis that put these measures in place right off the bat and you can see that they had this nice flat curve. That is what we’re aiming for. That’s why we’re working so hard to get social distancing in place now. For this to work,for us to really save lives, we need to all be in this together and there are 2 main things that we need to do. Number 1 is washing your hands really well and frequently. So that means 20 seconds of washing your hands, a long time by the way. It’s about happy birthday sung twice. Make sure you get your fingernails. Make sure you get between those fingers and the backs of your handsnumber 2 is social distancing. So there’s been a lot of talk about this. This is 6 feet between you and anyone else or 2 meters,but it doesn’t mean isolating yourself. So make sure that you’re reaching out to friends, family. We have this wonderful technology. You are not alone and don’t let yourself get isolated. I know that it’s a huge strain on families. I know that there’s a lot of financial demand and I just want to say thank you becausewhat everyone is sacrificing is at a community level really helping in saving lives and it’s inspirational to hear these stories. Should you be wearing a mask when you go outside?The World Health Organisation says that if you are healthy and you have no symptoms, you don’t need to be wearing a mask. It’s only people who have symptoms: Cough, cold, fever. They should wear a mask or a healthcare provider who’s looking after someone who has Covid should have a mask on as well. Personally when I go outside, I’m not wearing a mask. I do wear a pair of thin gloves that I put on, so that if I’m touching door knobs,then it doesn’t get on my hands. And it reminds me not to touch my face as well, because I’m pretty bad about that. And otherwise I just come home and scrub my hands really well. So treatments. As of now there are no antivirals that have been proven to treat Covid-19. There are lots of other trials going on around the world and I’m really hopeful that we are going to come up with some greattreatment options in the future. What about a vaccine?Scientists are working tirelessly to come up with a new vaccine. And progress has been fast, becauseChina early on was able to sequence the genes within the virus and they shared that with everyoneinternationally, so that we can come up with a vaccine quickly. From what I understandthere’s one in China and there’s one in the US that are gonna be starting testing. But even with this fast progress, we’re still looking at close to a year before they’re gonna be able to distribute it to everyone. Okay?We have covered a lot of material. The most important thing at this point is each of us playing our parts: Washing our hands,keeping social distancing to stop the spread, slow it down and flatten that curve. So we don’t overwhelm the healthcare system. I know this is such a difficult time. There’s so much uncertainty and things are changing so quickly. And yet every day I look around and I seeremarkable things. I see students who are bringing elderly people groceries so that they don’t need to leave the house. I have seen a local distillery that has stopped making gin and instead is making hand sanitizer that they’re giving out for free. And I’ve seen countless health care workers who are picking up extra shifts to relieve their co-workers who are getting quarantined. So I know. . . I know in my heart that we can get through this together in the coming weeks. I’m gonna be bringing you into the hospital and showing you what it’s like to be workingin the hospital as a doctor during this pandemic. So don’t forget to subscribe so that you get those videos too. Information is constantly changing, updates are happening on an hourly basis. So I’m gonna leave some links below to great websites that you can trust for accurate information. For now, let’s each play our part: Wash your hands, stay home. Stay strong and I’ll be seeing guys in the next video. Bye for now!

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