Do I need to wear face mask while I’m driving?

I’ve started to notice many drivers on the road lately wearing a face mask. Is it because I’ve missed another announcement on the radio or is it something they know about COVID that I’m not aware of? Anyhow it is a phenomenon that happens quite frequently and is on the rise. I’ve seen at least 7 drivers wearing a mask on … Read More

A 180° turn on mask advice?!

I don’t know about you, but during the first weekend into our level 3 lockdown, I went for a walk with my wife. When we were at St Heliers Bay, I could have almost forgotten that there’s a pandemic going on – there were a lot of people at the beach enjoying Saturday morning with minimal social distancing! Even though … Read More

An Important Pharmacy announcement!

Hi everyone, As you are all aware that the NZ government has raised the COVID-19 alert level from 2 to 3 earlier yesterday and within 48 hours (25/03 – Wednesday midnight) the level will increase further to the highest level (Level 4). So, what does the highest-level mean? Well in simple terms, it means that the disease is not contained … Read More

Our immune system fortress

The past couple of weeks has been very busy for everyone in the pharmacy, not just consulting on prescriptions but also, I see many of you getting yourself and your family prepared for the coronavirus and upcoming flu season by contacting us about ways to place yourself in a better position in this mist of uncertainty. It’s great to see … Read More

Masking our fear or fearing to mask?

I got back from a long-overdue holiday on the Gold Coast with my wife late last week. My wife and I like to visit the Gold Coast because it is a destination that gives us multiple surprises. It caters to people who are after a relaxing tropical holiday where they can relax and lay by the pool the whole day … Read More

Is it safe to travel during the coronavirus outbreak??

Given the fact that cases of the coronavirus are slowly spreading out (at a relatively slow rate) from the epicentre in Wuhan, China, we are now seeing many more countries such as the US and Australia taking extraordinary measures of banning flights between the US and China and sending evacuation flights returning their citizens from Wuhan for isolation. I’m not … Read More

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – How worried should we be?

My last article has sparked a large amount of interest, and many of you told me how worried you are about the coronavirus outbreak. I have to reiterate that the intention of my last email about the coronavirus was not to cause any panic attacks but rather to give you the information that you need to make an informed decision … Read More

What you need to know about the novel coronavirus

I have had many of you contact me over the last couple of weeks with growing concerns about the novel coronavirus outbreak in the Wuhan province of China. There are questions over the possibility of a widespread pandemic in other parts of the world, including New Zealand. As a health professional, I believe this is a fast-moving situation, and I … Read More