Is it time to freak out, or is all the talk about COVID-19 just a bunch of media-driven hysteria? Dr. Chris Ohl breaks it all down in this conversation. Here are a few of the questions Dr. Ohl answers for us:
How does COVID-19 compare to the flu? Is it worse? Are the sypmptoms the same? Is it seasonal like the flu?
If I get really sick today, but I haven't traveled or been in contact with anyone with coronavirus, should I be tested for it anyway?
Hasn't the coronavirus been around forever? Why is it such a big deal now?
Does Corona beer cause coronavirus? Is more research in this area needed? :)
Who is at highest risk of seriuos complications or death from this virus?
Why aren't kids getting very sick with this new virus?
If/when this virus becomes widespread in our community, how might that affect our daily lives?
If/when it becomes widespread, how can I avoid getting it?
What about travel? Is it save to plan our vacation? Is there anywhere we should definitely avoid?
Is there any reason a healthy person should wear a mask?