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The PAPAA Forum: Coronavirus (COVID-19), Dr David Ashton

Update to COVID-19 FAQs

COVID-19 remains a serious health risk. You should stay cautious to help protect yourself and others. The latest advice from the UK Government says:

  • Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • You must wear a face covering in shops and on all public transport (check local differences)
  • Get tested and self-isolate, if…
Lung disease and psoriasis

Introduction

One of the significant symptoms of Covid-19 is a persistent cough and, in severe cases, shortness of breath.  Whilst this is not the place to discuss the specific features or details of coronavirus infection, it’s a useful moment to review the various lung conditions associated with psoriasis and whether any of the current systemic…

Psoriasis patients more susceptible to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued, researchers have been able to study individual groups of patients with pre-existing medical conditions – including psoriasis.  One especially important question, is whether patients diagnosed with psoriasis, could be more at risk of infection with COVID-19?  

In a recent (virtual) meeting of the American…

COVID- 19: A Point of View

Origins of the Virus

Most of the evidence now points towards a “wet” market in Wuhan, with bats being butchered for human consumption, the most likely source of COVID-19. These markets form an integral part of Chinese culture and social life.  And part of their tradition is to consume ‘warm meat’ – from animals that are killed on the spot (and…