10TV: Sorting Through the COVID-19 Facts
On March 5, 10TV invited medical experts from central Ohio hospital systems, including Joe Gastaldo, MD, OhioHealth system medical director, infectious diseases, to answer questions submitted by viewers about COVID-19 (coronavirus.)
The team of experts talked about things like:
- Who is at risk?
- What’s a viral droplet?
- How close is two close?
- How long is too long to be near someone who is infected?
Dr. Gastaldo answered a question about pregnant women and COVID-19, saying that, according to the CDC, if a pregnant woman contracts it, the fetus is not at risk, which is consistent with other respiratory viruses, such as influenza.
He also let the community know that while anyone can contract COVID-19, those most at risk for a bad outcome include the elderly and those with lung disease (asthma, COPD) and heart disease.
One thing all the medical professionals recommended is to cover your cough or sneeze in a tissue or into your elbow – not your hands!
You can get answers to those questions and more by clicking on the 10TV logo below