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 TUC Radio 
 and How NOT to Treat a Corona Virus Fever
 Weekly Program
 Maria Gilardin  
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On March 23rd, 2020, as global confirmed Corona cases top 400,000, Donald Trump stresses the need to Reopen America and ease up on stay at home orders - at the same time India announces a 21-day lockdown across the country; and UK prime minister Boris Johnson - after weeks of inaction - announces a strict lockdown all across England.

Just before this news became public Dr. John Campbell, in his daily updates on his YouTube channel, explained how important the stay at home orders are. Dr. Campbell is a retired Nurse Teacher based in England

The second commentary by Dr. Campbell deals with treatment of fever. Since fever has become the most important first line diagnostic indicator of a Covid 19 infection it may be frightening for anybody to discover that we are running a temperature. Many might react by searching for a pharmaceutical to bring the fever down.

Dr. Campbell says that that could be the wrong thing to do. He comments on specific advice given by the French Minister of Health Olivier Veran. Veran warns that some anti-inflammatory drugs may worsen the Corona infection.

Campbell says that fever is generally a protective mechanism that helps combat the infection. He agrees with Veran with one reservation. His advice on fever is presented here to listeners to get advice from doctors or nurses to know what’s best for us when we experience fever. Self administering drugs - many of which are available over the counter - can be the wrong thing to do.

I want to credit Dr. Campbell’s daily friendly and learned and low-tech commentaries and advice on the corona epidemic on his YouTube channel CampbellTeaching.

For a quarter century Campbell has taught nurses, lay people and health care workers in Asia and Africa. In 2007 he expanded to YouTube with his personal and casual approach and home made slides and time tested wisdom and ongoing research. He currently posts at CampbellTeaching on the spread of the Corona virus.

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