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Establishing the New Normal: Best Practice Recommendations in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Realself - Back in March, as governors, one by one, issued stay-at-home orders to flatten the curve, and suspended elective surgeries in anticipation of COVID-19 surges, countless dermatologists, plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, oculoplastic surgeons, and physicians from other “nonessential” specialties closed their doors for what many hoped would be a two-week hiatus. As the pandemic swiftly escalated, any tentative plans for re-openings were quickly scrapped. Doctors wiped clean their spring calendars and pivoted to telemedicine, seeing in person only true medical emergencies.

Daily confirmed new cases (5-day moving average) - Outbreak evolution for the current 10 most affected countries - Johns Hopkins (updated June 22, 2020)

Now, as doctors and patients move into month three of quarantine, our collective focus has shifted from navigating its many complexities—working from home while schooling kids, sourcing and sanitizing food, and mastering the art of mask-making—to prep…

10 Best Supplements in Malaysia and How to Boost Your Immune System during this Coronavirus Pandemic

Your first line of defence is to prevent the virus from entering your body. Measures include social distancing, face mask and hand hygiene. Your second line of defence is your immune system. Your third line of defence will be the care given to you in the hospital.

While the treatment given to you in the hospital is not much within your control, your first line and second line of defence are very much within your control. In this article, we will focus on the roles of supplements, how it might boost your immune system and the evidence behind them.

Research has shown that supplementing with certain vitamins, minerals and other substances can improve immune response and potentially protect against illness.

However, note that some supplements can interact with prescription or over-the-counter medications you’re taking. Some may not be appropriate for people with certain health conditions. If you are on medications, be sure to talk with your doctor before starting any supplements.

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Where to Buy N95 Masks and Surgical Masks in Malaysia?

If you have been hunting high and low for N95 masks or surgical masks in Malaysia, you are in the right place.

Update: The US Centre of Disease Control (CDC) now recommends at least wearing a face cloth in public settings in light of new evidence from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms.

It might be difficult to get N95 and surgical masks from most of the retail pharmacy outlets (Watsons or Guardian). We have tried to purchase online as well but faced the same 'out of stock' situation.

Most likely, you are doing your online research to find out where you could buy N95 masks online in Malaysia.

Here is a list…

Coronavirus in Malaysia: What You Need to Know

Recognizing COVID-19 symptoms
You may or may not have any symptoms! That's the take-home message as far as the coronavirus symptoms are concerned. The real danger is you will be innocently transmitting the virus to others without you actually knowing it.

This is especially important if you’re staying with your parents or your grandparents. WHO currently constitutes high-risk individuals as those with pre-existing medical conditions and elderly persons over the age of 60.

It’s also important to get yourself tested if you know for sure that you’ve been in close contact with any confirmed cases.

You can also keep up-to-date on new cases with the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) official Twitter page.
Where to go if you suspect you have COVID-19 in Malaysia? If you’re worried you may have contracted the virus, most of the government-run public hospitals are equipped to screen and admit COVID-19 patients. Do take note that most of the public hospitals do provide screening but only 27 of them…