Southern Hemisphere Flu Lessons

The 2020 flu season has been historically mild right across the Southern Hemisphere (and Thailand too). What might this mean for the coming winter in the North?

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The new rapid Covid-19 test

New rapid tests for Covid-19 are being hailed as game-changers. In this post, Dr Chris explains why very accurate tests give surprisingly inaccurate results.

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Facing Forwards

Whether to wear a face mask or not has been a controversial issue throughout this pandemic, with some authorities encouraging universal face mask wearing from the beginning while others have only recently taken the same approach.

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Over the Hill

Many countries are easing lockdown measures now that they're ‘over the peak’ of Covid-19. In Thailand, we’ve been lucky:

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Coronavirus & BeWell Clinic services

Given the extra-ordinary circumstances generated by the current coronavirus pandemic, we must inform you that we have had to adapt our medical service protocols for patients with respiratory infection.

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Covid-19 versus Influenza

Both of these viruses can be fatal but usually aren't, and both generally cause severe illness in the same high-risk groups: people with pre-existing illnesses and people of increasing age.

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