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Social Distancing Works..

Date: April 3, 2020 | Time: 7:51am | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

The social distancing guidelines from the CDC actually do work. Those guidelines include:Stay home if you can avoid any non-essential travel.Keep 6 feet apart from others when you are away from home.Avoid eating or drinking in restaurants, bars and food courts. Use drive-thru, pickup or delivery options.Avoid visiting nursing homes, retirement or long-term care facilities.Work from home instead of at the office if possible.Avoid groups of people.It is for this last item that sport events, concerts, theaters, festivals, theme parks,.... <view entire article>

The Coronavirus Is Not Just An Old Folks Disease..

Date: March 25, 2020 | Time: 8:21am | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

March 25, 2020According to the World Health Organization as of March 24, 2020, there were 372,757 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 16,231 deaths worldwide. As of March 24, 2020, the CDC has reported 44,183 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 544 deaths in the US. In comparison, the CDC estimates that there have been at least 38 million flu illnesses, 390,000 hospitalizations and 23,000 deaths from the flu during the current flu season. Of course, the CDC only collects data from.... <view entire article>

COVID-19 Update..

Date: March 14, 2020 | Time: 11:51am | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

March 13, 2020The official name for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is now SARS-CoV-2. No, the virus has not mutated. Scientists have been able to classify it more clearly as they have studied it more. The different names for this virus are like calling something a car, then a Ford, then a Ford Escort even though it was always a Ford Escort. At a Congressional hearing on March 11, 2020, Dr. Anthony Fauci stated that there was a 10% death rate.... <view entire article>

Are You Panicking About the Coronavirus?..

Date: March 3, 2020 | Time: 11:31am | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

Are You Panicking About the Coronavirus?Don't!The coronavirus (now officially named COVID-19) has been around for a long time in animals. Early this winter, it spread from animals to humans for the first time at a large seafood and live animal market in Wuhan, China. Since it was the first time this virus had infected humans, nobody knew how dangerous it might be. It might be a very mild infection. It might be just as dangerous as typical flu viruses. It.... <view entire article>

How Big of a Threat Is The Coronavirus?..

Date: February 12, 2020 | Time: 2:18pm | Posted By: Dr. Jay Cullinane

That is a question that is still being evaluated. Time will give us an answer.According to the National Institutes of Health, this outbreak has been "caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (named "2019-nCoV") that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China." The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring the situation. By the way, what happened to the P in the abbreviation CDC?According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family.... <view entire article>