COVID-19 update: the disease and prevention; coping with the anxiety; ways to help vulnerable seniors: Upstate Medical University’s HealthLink on Air for Sunday, March 22, 2020
Upstate epidemiologist Katie Anderson, MD, PhD, goes over the symptoms of COVID-19 and prevention guidelines. Upstate integrative medicine director Kaushal Nanavati, MD, talks about coping during a crisis. Upstate geriatrics chief Sharon Brangman, MD, explains how the coronavirus is more dangerous for older people and ways to help them.
Note: If you are running a fever along with a cough or shortness of breath and are concerned about a possible coronavirus infection, contact your primary care doctor. If do not have a primary care doctor or are uninsured, call the Upstate COVID-19 hotline at 315-464-3979, and someone will tell you whether you should be tested. The number will be staffed from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. For questions about the disease, call the New York State Department of Health Coronavirus Hotline at 888-364-3065. Click here for COVID-19 information from Upstate.