Is it safe to play outdoor recreational sports during COVID-19?
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Does COVID-19 infections have long term effects?
Most people recover from the acute phase of the disease. However, some people continue to experience a range of effects for months after recovery—named long COVID—and damage to organs has been observed. Multi-year studies are underway to further investigate the long-term effects of the disease.
How could smoking affect COVID-19?
COVID-19 is an infectious disease that primarily attacks the lungs. Smoking impairs lung function making it harder for the body to fight off coronaviruses and other diseases.
What are the typical side effects of dexamethasone during COVID-19 treatment?
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Does WHO recommend the use of dexamethasone for COVID-19 patients?
Recommendation 1:WHO strongly recommends that corticosteroids (i.e. dexamethasone, hydrocortisone or prednisone) be given orally or intravenously for the treatment of patients with severe and critical COVID-19.Recommendation 2:WHO advises against the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with non-severe COVID-19, unless the patient is already taking this medication for another condition.
How long should you take dexamethasone for COVID-19?
WHO advises against the use of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with non-severe COVID-19, unless the patient is already taking this medication for another condition. Time and duration of medication should be once daily for 7-10 days.
Will climate change make COVID-19 worse?
There is no evidence of a direct connection between climate change and the emergence or transmission of COVID-19 disease. As the disease is now well established in the human population, efforts should focus on reducing transmission and treating patients.
Are some sports safer than others in regards to COVID-19?
Sports that require frequent closeness or contact between players may make it more difficult to maintain physical distancing and therefore may present increased risk for COVID-19 spread.For close-contact sports like basketball or football, play may be modified to safely increase distance between players.