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Big Questions for you 🔥 🔥 🔥

1. What is a “history of cough, sore and fever”? How long is a history in epidemiology? What disease would it be?
2. Why couldn’t tests be done since symptoms were so coincidental with those of covid-19?
3. Patient #11 consulted a GP doctor on 23 March 2020. The patient had symptoms associated with covid-19. No tests were taken based on WHO case definition suspect case A-C.
4. The patient was put on an “oral antibiotic treatment.”
5. Ten days later, on 2 April 2020, the patient presented himself to an unnamed local hospital. He had the same covid-19 symptoms (cough, sore throat and fever) except that this time they had worsened to include breathing difficulties.
6. He was admitted for “clinical management as a case of bacterial pneumonia with an underlying comorbidity.” Let’s understand this. This is a red flag 🚩
7. On the same day, his condition deteriorated & he was transferred to an ICU for “critical care & management in isolation under a specialist physician.” 🚩
8. The local covid-19 Rapid Response Team was called in leading to the taking of samples for covid-19 testing at the NMRL.
9. From having been tested on 2 April, the patient condition deteriorated further while in ICU and then died on 4 April while waiting for results that only came out on 7 April. This is after 5 days.
10. What is readiness of the covid-19 response team when symptoms of covid-19 are ignored and it takes 5 days to get results of tests?
11. How many people are potential patients for the period 23 March - 4 April 2020 after having come into contact with Patient #11 whose condition was ignored as most likely induced by covid-19?
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