Screen Shot 2020-03-24 at 22.51.55.pngThe COVID-19 pandemic is a global public health threat that has spread rapidly to affect 169 countries within the past few months, resulting in more than 328 000 detected infections and 14 366 deaths as of the 22nd of March.1 COVID-19, or Coronavirus disease 2019, is the name of the disease that results from an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 is a respiratory disease that can range from a mild upper respiratory tract infection, associated with flu-like symptoms, fever and a dry cough, that can progress to more severe disease, resulting in pneumonia and acute respiratory distress.2 People most at risk for severe disease include older people and people with other underlying health conditions, such as pregnancy, lung conditions such as emphysema, asthma and Tuberculosis, heart conditions, diabetes and people who are immunocompromised owing to conditions such as cancer or HIV infection…..more below