Learn the basic information about the coronavirus so you can get grounded on facts and not panic. Lots of useful information today! Show notes can be found at http://thegoodlifecoach.com/074

*Please note that this interview was recorded on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and is only as reliable as the date of recording as it is changing daily.

*This information is not intended serve as medical advice. It is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace your relationship with your doctor or trusted healthcare provider.

On the show today we discuss:

  • What is COVID-19.
  • How it is spread.
  • How long it lives on stainless steel and metal surfaces.
  • How there is no treatment or vaccine and more dangerous for people with underlying health conditions and an older age group.
  • What a mild reaction looks like vs a more severe reaction to the virus.
  • We touch our faces over 200 times a day and want to be aware of that and wash our hands frequently to avoid touching it and getting it into our eyes, mouth, ears, or nose.
  • Why hand-washing at every opportunity is important. 
  • We need to stay at home to get it under control.
  • How to properly wash your clothes.
  • Why we need to stay home.  This isn’t an overreaction.  Flattening the curve is key so we don’t overwhelm the hospital and medical offices.
  • Some people may be asymptomatic and still transferring this to other people.  
  • Everyone needs to assume that they have it at this point.
  • Kids are getting it but not at the same severity.  Avoid having your kids interact with older adults.
  • There is a 2-14 day incubation once exposed
  • It’s possible can remain in the air for up to 3 hours.  Not conclusive.
  • There is a limited supply of testing kits now.

Dr. Georgine Nanos Bio:

Georgine Nanos, MD, MPH, is an expert in epidemiology and public health, physician and CEO of Kind Health Group, specializing in concierge primary care, telemedicine and virtual health coaching throughout the world. Dr. Nanos is a family physician practicing medicine for over 18 years. After completing her bachelor’s degree at Colgate University, she began extensive training in healthcare and medicine. Dr. Nanos received a Master’s Degree in Public Health focused in epidemiology from Boston University followed by a Doctor of Medicine Degree at George Washington University School of Medicine.

San Diego Magazine has recognized Dr. Nanos as a “Top Doctor” in San Diego by her peers for nine consecutive years. She is a medical contributor to the Washington Post, Forbes, and NBC San Diego, KUSI San Diego, Telemundo, Singlecare, The Paper Gown, and Romper.

Resources:

Dr. Nanos Youtube Channel about the COVID-19
Dr. Nanos on Episode #7 where we discuss The Future of Medicine
Michele’s 15 tips to Calm Your Mind and Reduce Anxiety

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