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OhioHealth Expert Answers Your COVID-19 Questions on NBC4



Kristine Varkony is doing a live q&a with OhioHealth infectious disease Dr. Joseph Gastaldo.

What questions or concerns do you have?

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Posted by NBC4 on Tuesday, March 3, 2020


On March 3, 2020, NBC 4’s Kristine Varkony did a live Q&A on COVID-19 with our own Joseph Gastaldo, MD. Dr. Gastaldo is OhioHealth’s infectious diseases medical director and our source for all things related to COVID-19 and coronavirus. If you’re not up to watching the full Q&A, we’ve provided time stamps below to specific topics Dr. Gastaldo addresses in the video.

0:20 – What is coronavirus?

0:58 – The history of coronavirus

1:50 – The current coronavirus

2:25 – Research on this coronavirus

2:50 – Dr. Gastaldo: “Over 80% of people who were diagnosed with this coronavirus had what is categorized as mild symptoms”

3:10 – People who have died from COVID-19

3:25 – Symptoms of this coronavirus

3:52 – Clearing up terminology: COVID-19, Coronavirus and more

4:45 – Should Ohioans be worried? Prepared?

5:20 – Infection prevention, hand sanitization

5:45 – How can you contract the coronavirus?

6:43 – What should you do if you’re sick with cold symptoms?

7:38 – How do we help children practice hand sanitization? Bonus: Dr. Gastaldo’s tip to help you remember to sanitize your hands

8:05 – Influenza vs. the coronavirus

8:38 – Travel and staying healthy

10:15 – Safe Traveler Enrollment Program

11:30 – Do masks help the general public?
Editor’s Note: As of early April, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. You can read more here

12:30 – Public events: should you go to large events?

13:50 – If you have cold symptoms, what should you do?

14:12 – Can our pets contract the coronavirus?

Do you want to read the JAMA report on the coronavirus?
You can check it out here.

Go here to see the CDC’s travel advisories. If you’d like to participate in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, click here.

Go to COVID-19 Toolkit page on OhioHealth blog


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