I would like to clarify a misunderstanding regarding my recorded phone message on the Coronavirus.
While it is true that the virus is not a huge risk to the Pediatric population, it can be a very dangerous viral infection and of particular risk to the following populations:
– The elderly
– Those who are immune compromised
– Those over 50 who have underlying conditions such as asthma, emphysema, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, history of smoking and obesity.
COVID-19 is not like the flu. There is a higher death rate among the populations mentioned above. We have a responsibility for those among us who fall into those categories. I would recommend that you consult with Internal Medicine or Geriatric providers regarding your questions for those populations.