Don’t panic: five minutes with . . . Kai ZacharowskiBMJ 2020; 368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1092 (Published 17 March 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;368:m1092
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
“Don’t panic. That’s the most important thing.
“The second thing is hygiene. Keep a distance [from people] of at least a metre and avoid handshaking. Of course, doctors have to look after patients, but if a patient has symptoms, such as flu-like symptoms, it makes sense not to be extremely close to them. And obviously wash your hands and do not touch your face.
“Eventually, probably 60% or 70% of the UK population will be infected—and this will include doctors—but the question is how fast [will they be infected]? We have learnt that quite a large number of people won’t have any symptoms. So if you start testing everyone, you could induce a panic.
“Obviously we would all like …