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COVID-19 Daily Update — What are the Chances That I’ve had COVID-19?

In today’s video update, Dr. Andy Thompson explores background population infectivity due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, and explains key limitations of current antibody testing technology. He then looks at the possibility that you might have been infected by SARS-CoV-2.

Other topics in this video include:

  • A look at the estimated COVID-19 death rate using New York City as an example
  • Why death rates attributed to SARS-CoV-2 infection are different than those of the seasonal flu
  • A review of countries that are considering relaxing restrictions and the number of the daily cases that they are currently experiencing; you can guess who you think might be successful
  • A special look at COVID-19 deaths from Canadian Long-Term Care facilities versus the general population.

The video includes Dr. Thompson’s usual review of the latest cases and deaths in Canada’s provinces, and an analysis of the global numbers.

Dr. Andy Thompson is a Canadian rheumatologist working in Arva, Ontario at The Arva Clinic (arvaclinic.com). He founded RheumInfo.com in 2003.