Most Australians will recover from coronavirus at HOME – as professor reveals what you need to do after becoming infected
- Professor Robert Booy is adamant people can recover from Covid-19 at home
- He told Sunrise on Wednesday key is ‘adequate hydration, water and bed rest’
- Infectious disease expert also said monitoring for developing symptoms is vital
The majority of Australians infected with Covid-19 should be able to cope with the virus well at home, according to infectious diseases expert Robert Booy.
‘Most people can manage at home, and can manage well,’ he told Sunrise on Wednesday.
‘They will not get severe symptoms. They will get a cough, fever, lethargy and fatigue, and they will get better over a few days to a week.
‘All you need is adequate hydration, water, bed rest, if you have analgesics for pain, and antipyretic, for fever.’
He said people should look out for chest pain, worsening breathlessness and lethargy as worrying symptoms that might need further medical attention.
‘For people with chronic conditions or lung disease, some are given an oximeter, a special machine to measure the amount of oxygen in your blood, and you know where you need more attention or to go to hospital if your oxygen saturation is dropping.’
Infectious disease expert Professor Robert Booy (pictured) believes the majority of Australians infected with Covid-19 should be able to cope with the virus well at home