This piece is a reliable first hand account of COVID 19, directly from a patient, our Editor in Chief Monty Mythen.

“This kind of reassurance that seemed to go with it, to seem to say to people: ‘nah, nah, nah, it’s ok; you’ve just got a bit of a sore throat and a bit of a dribbly nose, crack on!’ Was not supported by the available evidence at all”

How is Monty feeling? What are the actual symptoms of COVID 19? Why has misleading information been apparently knowingly released regarding this? What are the details on The Nightingale Hospital in London? Further discussion includes best practice related to COVID 19 patient care including ventilatory strategies and fluid management. Previous information is reviewed in the light of new evidence. We also congratulate our partner in TopMedTalk Dr Henry Howe who has graduated today!

Presented by Desiree Chappell with Monty Mythen.

Dr Henry Howe featured on TopMedTalk here: https://www.topmedtalk.com/covid-19-uk-calls-on-medical-students-to-join-the-fight/

COVER IMAGE:

In this image: Colorized scanning electron #micrograph of an apoptotic cell (red) heavily infected with #SARS-COV-2 virus particles (yellow), isolated from a patient sample. Image captured at the @niaid Integrated Research Facility

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