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Over the past week I’ve been getting so many calls from friends all over asking me to diagnose if they are #COVID infected. Honestly I’m no doctor but just an early test mule on the virus. My Q&A typically ranges as follows. I hope it helps some of you from needless paranoia.
1/n First thing to iron out is the difference between #regularflu Vs #COVIDflu. I’ve done some research and found this helpful table for you guys. 90% of you have just a regular flu owing to seasonal changes. Don’t panic ! However if you’re in the 10% read on.
2/n Assuming all your symptoms are #COVID in nature immediately #homequarantine in a separate room. Testing is hard to get by in #MaharashtraBachao #Delhi so don’t bother waiting for your turn. Begin treatment for novel Corona while taking care of not infecting others around
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#COVID19NIGERIA We have all heard about how the @NCDCgov toll free number has been inundated with phone calls. So much so that it is difficult for them to attend to priority cases. Let's #TakeResponsibility for our #COVID19 response by cooperating with the authorities. 1/n
#COVID19NIGERIA We now have more people who were exposed to newly identified #COVID19 cases. If you fall in this category, your first action is to please try to STAY CALM. Your next one should NOT BE to call @NCDCgov BUT TO #selfIsolate. This is how to #selfisolate👇🏾. 2/n
#COVID19NIGERIA If you traveled to #Nigeria in the last 2 weeks from a country with widespread #COVID19 including transiting there for >24 hours, the FIRST STEP is to #selfisolate. The same applies if you have been exposed to a confirmed #COVID19 case. #TakeResponsibility 3/n
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1/5 #COVID19 Risk to Canadians: people over 65 years of age and people with a weakened immune system or underlying medical condition are at a higher risk of developing severe disease.
2/5 Avoid settings that can increase your risk of contracting #COVID19: heavily affected areas, cruise ships, international conferences & other large gatherings in enclosed spaces. Protect yourself, protect others. #coronavirus
3/5 The risk to Canadian travellers abroad will vary depending on the destination, as well as the person’s age and health status. Please consult the destination page on for the latest travel advice.…
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Thread. Medical Hysteria and #InternationalWomensDay

In 1882, Anna O is considered 'patient zero' for the diagnosis of "Hysteria"

#Hysteria was originally a diagnosis only given to women

Anna O fell ill in 1880 after her father died, possibly of Tuberculosis
2. Her symptoms: severe 'nervous' #cough, paralysis, numbness, vision/hearing/speech disturbances, hallucinations, #cognitive difficulties

She was diagnosed with "Hysteria" by Breuer and Freud in ~1882

3. Breuer claimed that he cured Anna O of #Hysteria using 'talking out' therapy (a very early forerunner to #psychotherapy)

His claim was false

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