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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What you need to know



We sat down with Dr. Glenn Wortmann, infectious diseases specialist, discussing COVID-19.

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What are the COVID-19 symptoms? 03:18

When we hear warnings about “underlying medical conditions,” what does that mean? 03:50

Given all the information we’ve heard recently, it appears that the elderly are more vulnerable to this disease. Is that entirely true and why so? 04:10

Other than the elderly, are there any other groups of people who could be susceptible to this disease (i.e. those with chronic conditions, COPD, congestive heart failure, autoimmune disorders, pregnant, children, or pets)? 04:34

What should you do if you have symptoms? 05:16

How does COVID-19 spread? 05:52

Can COVID-19 survive on surfaces like doorknobs and tabletops? 06:27

What can I do to protect myself and others? Has there been any success using existing anti-virals to treat COVID-19? 07:32

If someone has COVID-19, what could happen to them? 08:49

Are there any important lessons learned from other countries who have been through this crisis before it came to the US? 09:36

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