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With the coronavirus running all over the usa and people are dying at a high rate how do i keep myself safe and do i avoid going out?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Coronavirus is indeed found throughout the US, but the death rate is not high. In New York City (most cases) the fatality rate is 0.5% (1 in 200). It is more serious for persons with underlying conditions (High Blood Pressure, Obesity, Chronic lung disease, Diabetes, Heart Disease) Avoid infection by limiting outings/contact, washing hands/sanitizing surfaces, rest, exercise, nutrition.

Answered May 7, 2020

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Wash hands (or use sanitizer) often for at least 20 seconds. Wash hands before touching eyes, nose or mouth. Use a cloth cover over mouth & nose when around others. Stay home as much as possible. Avoid sick people. Distance at least 6 feet from others. Clean/ disinfect frequently used surfaces.

Answered May 28, 2020

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