Tue, Mar 10, 20202:30pm to 3:00pm CT
Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, pediatric infectious diseases physician at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center joined host Dr. Angela Mattke, pediatrician for a live discussion and Q&A.
@sistertwo, @merpreb, @spudmato, @asdf, @alamogal635, @rdt4, @danab – Many of you asked questions recently in the COVID-19 Coronavirus discussion. Would any of you care to ask your questions here for the live Q&A with Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse?
YES! Thank you for asking. However, I do not have any small children and perhaps my sport should be left to someone who has children. Thank you
I am on the older and immunocompromised end of the spectrum. I plan to tune in because I have granddaughter and nieces and nephews that i am actually more concerned about than I am for myself!
I have heard that the coronavirus is not as dangerous for the young ones. Are the symptoms and the precautions tha same as for adults? Do I put my granddaughter at a higher risk if I visit her during this confusing time?
Hello- By keeping children out of schools does this really help parents who have a comprimised immune system?
I have another question. Are the tests for the Coronavirus trustworthy at all? I har of people having to get numerous tests with different results for all three. Are all the tests the same, from the same manufacturer? What are the stats on false-negative tests?
There is a lot of confusion about wearing a mask. Can you add any clarity to this problem?
Quick recap – Here are some moments from the broadcast that addressed some of your questions (time counts down so the times listed are how far in to the broadcast they occurred):
-19:53 – How it affects kids
-18:56 – School closings
-13:55 – Who should be tested?
-11:25 – How can people protect themselves?
-10:58 – Who should wear a mask?
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25:25 also has great info on proper hand cleaning.
Where can we find this online? The Q&A?
@kathyhg, Easiest way is to scroll to the top of this page and you can view the video.
We have a family (healthy ages early 70’s, 40’s and children 2 1/2 and 41/2) vacation planned traveling from Denver, New Orleans and Orlando to Tortola BVI April 1st-so far Tortola virus free according to CDC…recommendations?
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