Saturday, February 22, 2020

Dr. Mike Hansen on COVID-19 (a.k.a. SARS-CoV-2)

Dr. Mike Hansen offers interesting insights on a COVID-19 autopsy report. This video covers the patient's actual symptoms and also tracks the manner in which the patient (a 50-year-old Chinese man who visited Wuhan) declined before dying:

Dr. Mike talks about whether to use a mask:

Upshot: masks are useless in most cases, but might possibly help in preventing the spread of "aerosolized" pathogens that we tend to cough or sneeze out. Best course of action: wash your hands frequently and stay away from sick people.


Charles said...

Thanks for the info. I'm sure you know my opinion on masks by now.

I did get a text from my church yesterday, though, asking everyone to wear masks to services. Previously, they had phrased it as: "Anyone who wants to wear a mask during service is free to do so," which indicates a misunderstanding of the purpose of masks. This new suggestion seems to show that they've realized masks are for other people, not you.

Kevin Kim said...

Yes; your own post on the subject makes good points re: masks' usefulness/uselessness.