Masks and myths

- 27 July 2020

Read below for all links, references and information on testing centres.

Correction: 90 million masks per month are needed by healthcare workers around the world, not per day.

Book online for an appointment: https://www.hotdoc.com.au/medical-cen…

Pathology labs that provide COVID-19 testing:
– Laverty pathology: https://www.laverty.com.au/siteassets…
– Douglas Hanly Moir Pathology: https://www.dhm.com.au/media/Multisit… – Sydpath: https://www.sydpath.com.au/spcontent/…
– Medlab: https://medlab.com.au/coronavirus-tes…
– Australian Clinical Labs: https://www.clinicallabs.com.au/about…

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN Coronavirus information page: https://www.cesphn.org.au/coronavirus

CDC: How to make your own masks. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-…

US Surgeon general – how to wear a tshirt as a mask: https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4

References: (I apologise for mixing up referencing styles)
[1] Zhai, Z 2020, ‘Facial mask: A necessity to beat COVID-19’ Build Environ. 2020 May 15; 175: 106827. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

[2] Perrin, R et al 2020, ‘Into the looking glass: Post-viral syndrome post COVID-19’ Med Hypotheses. 2020 Nov; 144: 110055 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

[3] Rodriguez, Y et al 2020, ‘Autoinflammatory and autoimmune conditions at the crossroad of COVID-19’ J Autoimmun. 2020 Jun 16 : 102506 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

[4] Liu, X 2020 ‘COVID‐19: Face masks and human‐to‐human transmission’, Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2020 Jul; 14(4): 472–473. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…

[5] Tirupathi R, Bharathidasan K, Palabindala V, Salim SA, Al-Tawfiq JA. ‘Comprehensive review of mask utility and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic’. Infez Med. 2020;28(suppl 1):57-63. https://www.infezmed.it/media/journal…

[6] Zou L, Ruan F, Huang M, et al. ‘SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load in Upper Respiratory Specimens of Infected Patients’. N Engl J Med. 2020; 382, 1177-9.

[7] Ma Q-X, Shan H, Zhang H-L, Li G-M, Yang R-M, Chen J-M. ‘Potential utilities of mask wearing and instant hand hygiene for fighting SARS-CoV-2’. J Med Virol 2020. doi: 10.1002/jmv.25805. [8] Nathan N. Waste Not, Want Not: The Re-Usability of N95 Masks. Anesth Analg. 2020. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000004843

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