COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool
What’s your risk of Covid-19? Are you wondering what your risk is when planning events or outings? This site provides interactive context to assess the risk that one or more individuals infected with COVID-19 are present in an event of various sizes. The model is simple, intentionally so, and provided some context for the rationale…Read More
I’ve heard about issues with Blood Clots. How am I at risk?
Patients with coronavirus have a number of coagulation (blot clots) abnormalities which can result in excessive tendency towards creating clots (thrombosis) and it is clear from the evidence that this may be a big risk factor for death in severely ill patients and needs to be carefully treated and studied further. The mechanisms are not…Read More
Is Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Coronavirus?
Is Pregnancy a Risk Factor for Coronavirus? A very important question in regards to pregnancy is whether pregnancy is a risk factor for COVID-19, in terms of being infection, severity of the disease and the death rate in mother and fetus. The answers seems to be that yes it is a risk factor for at…Read More
Should I get the flu shot this year? Will it help against coronavirus?
The Flu Shot and Coronavirus Should I get the flu shot this year? Will it help against coronavirus? It is well documented now that there is a surge of COVID-19 across dozens of states while at the same time the incidence is decreasing in others. However as we approach flu season when it is normally…Read More
Does Asthma increase my risk for Covid-19?
No association between asthma and increased risk of hospitalization in patients with COVID-19 Patients with asthma were not more likely to be hospitalized due to COVID-19 compared with patients without asthma, According to new data published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology patients with asthma are not more likely to be hospitalized than…Read More
Does Blood Type Affect My Risk of Covid-19?
Does Blood type Affect My Risk of Covid-19 Patients with COVID-19 infection have a dramatic variability in presentation, from being asymptomatic to presenting with rapidly declining respiratory discomfort and even sudden death. While it is understood that older aged individuals and those with greater medical issues have a higher risk according to the U.S. Centers…Read More
Who is at higher risk of more severe disease from COVID-19?
Who is at higher risk of more severe disease from COVID-19? As you will read and hear over and over again those with the most severe health problems are at higher risk, as are the elderly, in terms of suffering more severe disease and higher mortality. A list of the risk factors includes: People aged…Read More
Are the risks different for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes?
Are the risks different for people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes? Less important than the type of diabetes are factors like the age of the patient, complications and other health issues and how well managed their diabetes is. Those with a greater number and severity of diabetes-related health problems tend to have worse…Read More
I have diabetes and symptoms of Covid-19. What should I do?
I have diabetes and symptoms of Covid-19. What should I do? If you feel like you are developing symptoms, call your doctor and have some additional information ready for him/her. Your last glucose reading and more if possible Have your ketone reading available Be aware of your fluid consumption List all your symptoms Ask any…Read More
Is COVID-19 different from the seasonal flu for Diabetics?
Is COVID-19 different from the seasonal flu for Diabetics? Yes – COVID-19 is a more serious illness with a higher rate of death and complications than the seasonal flu in – not only diabetics but everyone. Recommended safety precautions for people with diabetes are no different than for the flu with frequent hand washing, covering…Read More