Because you are a valuable member of our community, the following is provided to you too assist in navigating all of the information surrounding the current and ongoing issue of the COVID-19 virus.
Do not limit yourself to the information being provided below, please consult your primary care provider to assist in your individual questions.
Get real and up to date information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html). Also get information from your local and state public health departments.
CDC has published resources on preventing the spread of COVID – 19 for: households; child care and schools; work; community events; healthcare settings; first responders and public health communicators.
A useful comparison of COVID – 19 with the flu has been published by Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention at Johns Hopkins. This explains how the flu and COVID-19 are similar and how they are different. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu.
There is also a helpful link on myths versus facts regarding COVID – 19. https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/2019-novel-coronavirus-myth-versus-fact
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