Hi everyone, I haven't had any real change to previously posted information until now. I am glad that the CDC has come out in favor of covering your nose and mouth with some sort of mask, bandanna, or scarf.
With the usual cold and flu, we don't recommend this measure unless you are the one who is sick.
The trouble is, this time up to 25% of estimated cases may be asymptomatic, just feel fine, but spread the virus all over the place. Also, some people take up to 7 days to get symptoms, but we don't know for sure how long they may be spreading the virus without realizing they are getting sick.
Don't let wearing a mask give you a false sense of security. You still need to be careful to clean your hands and avoid touching your face, including your eyes.
Continue to maintain social distancing habits and STAY HOME if you don't need to go to the grocery store or work where you are needed.
I continue to do video visits to try and keep up with our routine health care needs and to help you stay away from the urgent care or hospital unless really necessary. Please reach out if you need an appointment or have a concern.
Meanwhile, BE WELL, be kind, be thoughtful, be mindful.
Warmest regards, Dr Collins
Dr. Collins is interested in the health and well being of the individual, community, and planet.