Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★★★★★ R-squared = resilience x reciprocity Resilience = the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Reciprocity = the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization or person to another. Health and wellness can’t be taken for granted. For the body and mind to navigate life...

#MSCOVID19: round 2

Barts-MS rose-tinted-odometer: ★ Every now again it is worth covering a topic that is important for people living with MS (pwMS) a second time. Today’s topic is COVID-19 prehabilitation. Today when I got on the  London Underground to come to work the carriages were ~75% full, i.e. very few empty seats and not much standing room. In other words, adequate social distancing was not possible...

#MSCOVID19: bring it on

How is your COVID-19 prehabilitation going? We are close to 4 months into the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and two months since my blog post and my MS-Selfie microsite entry explaining how to prepare yourself for COVID-19. Are you ready?  Despite being redeployed to general medicine during which time I was exposed to COVID-19 patients I didn’t get infected with the virus. I am anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody...

#MSCOVID19: how to prepare for getting COVID-19

Is there anything you can do to prepare for when you get COVID-19? If you live in the UK you will have realised by now that the government plans to extend the tail of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic to allow herd immunity to develop and at the same time protecting the most vulnerable people from getting COVID-19 by shielding. I have already said this strategy is dangerous and likely to be very leaky and...



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