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Concerns Covid-19 patients could hide contact details out of ‘shame’ – RNZ

Covid patients may not always tell the truth about who they’ve been in contact with and public health staff should be trained in police-style interviewing techniques, Ministry of Health documents show.

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Covid-19 patients may not always tell the truth about who they’ve been in contact with and public health staff should be trained in police-style interviewing techniques to ensure they’re getting correct information, Ministry of Health documents show.
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The issue was raised in discussions between senior Health Minister staff members about a report into three public health units’ contact tracing ability carried out by consultants Allen and Clarke.
The “deep-dive” into the o…

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Hair Loss Reports Grow Among Covid-19 ‘Long Haul’ Survivors – Elemental

Hundreds of Covid-19 survivors are reporting hair loss, sometimes dramatic, often weeks after recovering. Experts say the outcome is not a symptom, but a result of physical or emotional stress. And…

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Hundreds of Covid-19 survivors are reporting hair loss, sometimes dramatic, often weeks after recovering. Experts say the outcome is not a symptom, but a result of physical or emotional stress. And, they say, its not surprising.
We are seeing patients who had Covid-19 two to three months ago and are now experiencing hair loss, says Shilpi Khetarpal, MD, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Other people who have not had Covid-19 are experien…

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Expert weighs in on how to identify early COVID-19 symptoms during outbreak – Newshub

Dr Michael Maze says Kiwis need to “stay alert”.

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Dr Maze says Kiwis should be focusing on the more well-known signs of illness rather than less common coronavirus symptoms including dizziness, ‘brain fog’, rashes and blood clots. 
Other more interesting symptoms include ‘COVID Toe’ and eye discomfort.
“While unusual symptoms can occur, they are not common. People are better to focus on staying alert and reacting appropriately to respiratory symptoms.”
He says Kiwis who feel like they might have a cold or flu “should be getting tested for CO…

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Covid-19: Victoria case numbers continue to fall – RNZ

Today’s increase of 278 is the first time the state’s daily number of new cases has dipped below 300 in more than two weeks, and is Victoria’s lowest daily increase since 20 July.

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Victoria has recorded its lowest daily increase in coronavirus cases in more than three weeks, with 278 new infections reported in the past 24 hours.
Police officers and soldiers patrol a popular running track in Melbourne after the state announced new restrictions as the city battles fresh outbreaks of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Photo: AFP
Today’s increase of 278 is the first time the state’s daily number of new cases has dipped below 300 in more than two weeks, and is Victoria’s lowest daily …

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