- - if you have flu-like symptoms, ring Reception for advice, Don't come into the waiting room.
- The Community testing station is closed but nurses wearing full protective gear are taking nasal swabs from patients in cars outside 130 Millhouse
- Video consults are now available; specify when you book an appointment.
- Don't forget to use ManageMy Health and digital prescriptions to reduce interpersonal contact
A warm welcome to the Millhouse Community and to other readers.
Covid-19 has created uncertain times. A few returning travelers have tested negative in quarantine, then later showed positive back in the community. There has been much uncertainty for business, and devastation for some, despite the cushioning of wage subsidies. Unemployment may reach 10%. The real estate market has become ambiguous, complicated by the return of cash-rich New Zealanders wanting to buy. There is great uncertainty as to the likely development of an effective vaccine that would allow us to resume carefree Kiwi living.
Until that does happen, we must be vigilant, especially those of us with serious maladies, by keeping social distance, using masks in crowded public places such as buses, trains and planes, always performing hand hygiene, and remembering to use the QR code tracing app. Sadly, many appear to be out of that habit already.
This is (hopefully) my last newsletter on Covid-19. In earlier posts I outlined a strategy, which the health authorities have not yet promoted, to strengthen the immune system and survive a Covid-19 illness.
Dr Ric's main article this month briefly discusses four countries with differing responses to Covid-19, outlines the viral progression of the disease and comments on self-interventions that will assist in modifying the severity of a Covid-19 Infection.
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Yours in good health
Dr Ric Coleman and the Millhouse Team