Frequently asked questions of novel coronavirus: A review of the evidence

I. Mahmudah, L. A. Waskito, Muhammad Miftahussurur, Jalan Mayjend

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The corona virus outbreak has become a global pandemic. This situation triggers a sense of crisis in the community. Massive flow of information makes people confused due to the information might be incorrect. Therefore, summary in a review to answers some questions that commonly asked among community is necessary. Information related to sunbathing habits during the daytime is becoming popular, vitamin D is believed by the public to come from sun exposure. However, excessive ultra violet light from sun exposure could be dangerous. Therefore, it needs to consider several things in applying sunbathing habits. The controversy over the outcome of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers has an adverse effect on coronavirus infection. In contrary, recent studies of the drug have a protective effect against lung tissue damage caused by this virus infection. Therefore, it not necessarily to stop this medication. In addition, there were findings that a high viral titer of coronavirus was found in asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic patients. Therefore, it could contribute to high transmission rates in the community. It is necessary to do precaution in order to stop the transmission. The existence of massive information flow though needs to filter information, based on scientific to prevent the misleading information. Break the chain of infection with appropriate diagnostic tests then isolate the positive person is the best way to resolve this pandemic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-55
Number of pages13
JournalNew Armenian Medical Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • COVID-19
  • FAQ
  • Indonesia
  • SARS-CoV-19


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