Amid the state of emergency issued by President Donald J. Trump in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, which has now claimed thousands of lives worldwide, Dr. Brenda Dalton, COO of Westside Future Fund, informed the audience at the March 6 Transform Westside Summit of the various protocols to follow to help stay the spread of the virus.
Dr. Brenda Dalton, COO of Westside Future Fund shares important information for staying healthy during COVID-19 outbreak at March 6 Transform Westside Summit.
There is currently no vaccine to treat COVID-19, which is known to be most harmful to the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. However, some preventative measures that can be taken to avoid contracting the virus include frequently washing one’s hands with soap for at least 20 seconds and avoiding touching one’s face, especially while out in public.
The most common symptoms for coronavirus are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. One may also experience aches and pains, stuffy or runny nose, sore throat, and diarrhea. However, it is also possible to carry the virus and yet show no symptoms at all. Most cases are mild with a fever and cough and most people won’t need to go to the hospital for care, as recovery can take place at home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourages such persons to self-quarantine until their symptoms pass. Those having trouble breathing, however, might require a hospital, as this symptom poses a greater health threat than others.
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