OT&P COVID-19 Update

We have explained previously the importance of understanding the process in terms of both the disease and the epidemic. We are regularly updating the latest understanding and evidence here

The impact of this disease on the population will be determined by the epidemic, not by the severity of the illness on a case by case basis. The public health measures must be understood in this context. In this article, we explain the difference between containment and management of infectious disease and ask ‘When and how can we all get back to normal?’

In order to minimise risks of epidemics of infectious disease we aim to reduce the risks of exposure but also to boost the immunity of both individuals and the population. Boosting immunity, like improving performance in other areas of life, includes management of exercise, nutrition, sleep and psychological well being. This is explained further here.

A number of commercial tests have now been developed for COVID-19 and more will be available over the next few weeks. All medical tests involve risk benefit decisions and we do not currently advise testing unless specifically medically indicated. A summary of the evidence for the available testing and our analysis of potential considerations can be found here. Our clinics remain open and working as normal and we would encourage you to discuss this with your doctor if you have any specific concerns.

Education and information are key factors in the management of infectious diseases. We continue to believe that given adequate, balanced, reliable information that most people will be less worried about the current situation. We would continue to encourage you to critically analyse all medical information (including ours) and ask if it is rational and logical.

Our COVID-19 health information resources are now available in Chinese and French.

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COVID-19 最新消息

我們早前解釋過了解疾病和流行病的重要性。我們會定期在此更新對疫情的理解和證據。

COVID-19對人群的影響取決於疫情,而非每宗個案的嚴重程度。我們要在此前提下理解實施各項公共衛生措施的原因。此文章解釋了抑制和管理具傳染性疾病之間的分別,和提出了以下問題:我們何時以及如何才能恢復正常生活?

為了最大程度地降低流行病的傳播風險,我們除了盡可能避免暴露在可能會接觸到病毒的環境下以外,亦要增強個人和社區的免疫力。增強免疫力就如其它改善生活的方法一樣,包括管理運動、營養吸收、睡眠和心理狀態。此文章會進一步解釋以上事項。

教育和資訊流通對控制流行病是最重要的。我們認為只要有足夠、平衡、可靠的資訊,大部分人便不會對當前局勢感到擔憂。我們鼓勵大家有批判性地分析所有醫療資訊(包括我們發出的資訊),並思考那些資訊是否合理和理智。

我們所有關於的COVID-19的資訊均有中文法文版本。

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