A small contribution to mitigate the collision of transmissible and chronic diseases, exemplified by the management of hypertension during the COVID-19 pandemic
Zúñiga San Martín, Carlos Alberto
DescriptionArtículo de publicación ISI
MetadataShow full item record
We want to take up the challenge posed by Nadar and cols. in their May editorial about managing hypertension during the COVID-19 pandemic . Their concern that patients with chronic illnesses would be forgotten in the fight against the paradigm of a transmissible virus and result in collateral damage reached the public domain since June . In mid October the number of new confirmed cases is still increasing in the Americas, South-East Asia and Europe according to the World Health Organization ; lockdowns have been reinstalled in various zones and widely available vaccines are far from around the corner. In the present situation it is urgent to mitigate the collision of non-transmissible conditions with the rapid spread of the novel COVID infection by new patterns of interaction between all the protagonists involved in health care.