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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

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What do we know about coronavirus disease (COVID-19)?

  • Everyone is at potential risk:
    • population expected to have no immunity as a new virus
    • at least 12-18 months until vaccine available
  • What is the treatment? Supportive care
    • no effective treatment yet
    • existing antiviral medications are being trialed, likely reserved for sickest
    • severe cases can require intensive care
    • supportive treatment in hospital and intensive care can be life saving

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