COVID 19 UPDATE .
Please be aware that coronavirus is not always presenting with the classic symptoms of fever or shortness of breath and cough. .
I have seen many cases of patients with confirmed coronavirus presenting with other symptoms that are much more mild, however the patient is just as contagious and can spread the disease in the same manner as anyone else. .
For example, I have seen people who manifest only mild sinus congestion, and or loss of scent and taste, and or body aches and or fatigue - without fever, cough, and shortness of breath. For this reason, I am telling all my friends and patients that even if you have a tickle in your throat or very mild symptoms of sickness you should quarantine yourself away from others as if you have the virus because everybody should be quarantining right now to stop the spread. .
You should treat everybody as being a carrier until proven otherwise because it can truly be anywhere and that’s why the CDC is recommending staying 6 feet away from everybody, properly hand washing after touching any surfaces, and staying home unless absolutely necessary. .
Healthcare providers nationwide are having to reuse their personal protective equipment that is usually thrown away between each patient because there is not enough. In hospitals, keeping patient volume down as much as possible will be the only way to prevent the horror stories we have been hearing about in Italy from occurring here ( I.e. not enough hospital beds and ventilators ). .
Please - keep #socialdistancing
, help #flattenthecurve
, check on your friends and family, especially ones who work in healthcare. You can be supportive just by giving them a call and talking. We are one race, human. #beawesometooneanother
and I are doing an IG live Q&A tonight at 7pm!