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CORONAVIRUS & THE CANCER CARD

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 in COVID

COVID-19 can take a variable clinical course – from mild symptoms lasting a couple of weeks to a far more serious problem, a pneumonia that can rapidly cause acute respiratory distress and in turn lead to terminal multi system/organ failure. Risk factors for more serious outcomes include: being male, being older (>65), preexisting conditions (including lung disease, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and cancer). However, young adults can also become very ill , and with timely treatment elders may survive. Published risk factors may also be skewed by national differences, for...

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COVID-19 : INFORMATION & MISINFORMATION

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 in COVID

  Like healthcare practitioners of all stripes I have received multiple  enquiries about COVID-19 – for obvious reasons  mostly about how botanical medicine fits in to the picture. My demographic is people with a cancer challenge, and such comments that I can offer will be oriented to that population. This blog is attached to my clinical website, but is publicly acessible, so for any first time visitors, a brief disclosure. I am not a licensed physician nor credentialled in disciplines such as virology, infectious disease, epidemiology or public health and risk...

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