Here's what I'm learning from my cold and flu patients (both positive tested and untested, some of which work in healthcare settings).
1. If you have symptoms of dry cough, headache, and fever, you will not be tested unless you are severe with high fever or work in healthcare.
2. Even patients tested positive are NOT being treating unless they can not breath.
3. The overwhelm to the hospitals (when it hits) is REAL and, although the flu causes deaths too, COVID-19 creates a sudden explosion of deaths unlike the flu.
Testing protocols are changing daily as is the information we are receiving. I do my best to bring you highlights that are relevant and factual. #StaySafe
[Our office is a disinfected safe-zone. Cold and flu patients are seen through our free TeleHealth program and not allowed to come into the office.]