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Applied for a non-emergency medical transportation job, but now i am thinking about not taking the job as i will constantly be putting my health at risk from novel coronavirus. smart or too paranoid?

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Dr. Anne Bosshardt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
See below: risk for contracting the virus depending upon individual factors (not yet clear-genetics etc.) but more importanly it depends upon the amount of virus that you are exposed to - If your job puts you in close quarters with a infected person, this would increase you chance of getting the virus - masks limit transmission of the virus, but do not prevent it - you are not paranoid - the risks are real
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
COVID 19: Yes, you might have to transport people who have infections (which could include COVID 19). In looking at this job opportunity it is important to weigh in the risks. It is smart to look at all angles.

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