States around the country are in different phases of reopening - so what does that mean for coronavirus cases and protecting yourself?
Recently, Dr. Dung Trinh, physician with Memorial Care and Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, joined us for a Health Talk and Coronavirus Update where he spoke candidly about what individuals should know and answered audience questions.
The latest COVID-19 updates
As of June 2020, there have been 1.8 million cases confirmed in the United States. As local governments begin the process of cautiously reopening, there has been some discussion over whether the virus will calm over the warmer months, and whether we will see an uptick in cases in the fall.
What we know so far about COVID-19
Globally, coronavirus has affected nearly 6 million people. The U.S. currently has the most cases worldwide. While many in the U.S. are still under prolonged stay-at-home measures, there are certain actions you can take to keep yourself safe if you need to return to work or go out for any reason.
Hear the status on potential therapies and treatments
It’s important to remember that anyone can have symptoms even if your symptoms are not clearly visible to you or those around you. You are at high-risk for COVID-19 if you have been diagnosed with diabetes, lung, or heart disease, among other complications.
Symptoms vary from person to person but can include:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
According to the CDC, many people display only mild symptoms and should be able to recover at home. Stay hydrated and communicate with your doctor as often as you can as symptoms appear. Seek immediate medical attention for yourself or others if you are having trouble breathing, are losing consciousness, are experiencing chest pain, or have blue lips or face, among other symptoms.
Learn what you can do to stay safe as public health guidelines continue to evolve
If you are displaying any symptoms, please stay home and recover as you are able. If you are not experiencing symptoms, please maintain social distancing guidelines or local phase guidelines as provided by your state. Take precautions and wear appropriate masks and/or gloves when in crowded areas.
Missed the webinar? Watch it any time.
Audience questions were answered by Dr. Trinh, a physician working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Missed the webinar? You can watch the replay any time on-demand.
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