I’m rather glad I won’t have little voices asking this
My answer would have to be “Sat on my Ass doing nothing, when there are people in the frontline doing their bit……. and dying”. In the 1914-1918 era if you did nothing you would be given a white feather, I’ve already got a duck-down pillow by now.
Yes a bit of melodrama, but it is frustrating to be locked away, when you have things to do, and you can’t do anything, even if it is COVID19 related. Unless it is part of a consortium and with Pharma the bods don’t want to know….So much for the “We will be fight them on the beaches” spirit….It’s more “Go online and do some shopping with a cup of tea” spirit. Dr Angry is so angry there is no more blood to spit. OK rant over
ProfG has put up the idea of MS spreaders….people who are immunosuppressed who don’t get rid of COVID-19 virus quick enough. Here is a sugesstion that this occurs.
COVID-19 in a patient with long-term use of glucocorticoids: A study of a familial cluster. Han Y, Jiang M, Xia D, He L, Lv X, Liao X, Meng J. Clin Immunol. 2020 Apr 7:108413. doi: 10.1016/j.clim.2020.108413. [Epub ahead of print]
Clusters of patients with novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been successively reported globally. Studies show clear person-to-person transmission. The average incubation period is 2-14 days, and mostly 3-7 days. However, in some patients, this period may be longer. Here, we report a familial cluster of COVID-19 where a 47-year-old woman with long-term use of glucocorticoids did not develop any symptoms within the 14-day quarantine period but was confirmed with COVID-19 by tested positive of antibody on day 40 after she left Wuhan. Almost at the same time, her father and sister were diagnosed with COVID-19. The results suggest that the long-term use of glucocorticoids might cause atypical infections, a long incubation period, and extra transmission of COVID-19.