Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of September 14

September 14, 2020
Fact or Fiction? Dining in a restaurant has been shown to double the risk of a SARS-CoV-2 test result.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of September 7

September 8, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of testing positive for COVID-19. B) SARS-CoV-2 may travel more than 2 metres when a person coughs and sneezes.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of August 31

August 31, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) People with obesity are at higher risk of a positive COVID-19 test result as well as hospitalization. B) COVID-19 viral RNA is detected for an average of 14 days in children with asymptomatic infection.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of August 24

August 24, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Post-acute COVID-19 symptoms can occur in people who had mild presentation of COVID-19. B) A mother who is either confirmed or suspected to have COVID-19 should continue to breastfeed.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of August 17

August 19, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Working as a healthcare professional in a COVID-19 positive unit significantly increases risk in testing positive for COVID-19 IgG antibodies. B) If a patient presents with a loss of smell (anosmia) and nasal blockade persisting more than 4 to 6 weeks but no other neurological symptoms, they should be considered for an intranasal corticosteroid spray.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of August 10

August 10, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Working as a healthcare professional in a COVID-19 positive unit significantly increases risk in testing positive for COVID-19 IgG antibodies. B) If a patient presents with a loss of smell (anosmia) and nasal blockade persisting more than 4 to 6 weeks but no other neurological symptoms, they should be considered for an intranasal corticosteroid spray.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of August 3

August 4, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Most children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) in the United States had underlying cardiovascular, metabolic or respiratory disorders. B) School-aged children are an important vector for COVID-19 transmission.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of July 27

July 28, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) There are at least 10 times greater number of COVID-19 infections than captured in official data. B) A delay of 4 to 5 or more days in contact tracing may not have any meaningful reduction in COVID-19 infections.