"Ask the doctor" forum: Experts answer viewer questions about coronavirus safety

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020
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A panel of doctors is answering viewer questions about protecting your health during the coronavirus pandemic.

With the recent rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, do you have questions about you and your family's health and well-being?

ABC7 held a forum on Tuesday, June 30 with several doctors to answer your questions and concerns.

The panel of doctors were: Dr. Anthony Cardillo, CEO of Mend Urgent Care; Dr. Veronica Contreras, with Altamed; Dr. David Carlisle with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science; and Dr. Anu Seshadri with UCLA Health.

Among the questions asked by viewers in the first segment in the video above:

  • What have Americans failed to do to protect themselves from coronavirus?
  • Can gargling with warm water or mouthwash help remove virus particles from your throat?
  • What percentage of people infected with COVID-19 have permanent damage in the lungs, brain and heart?
  • Should we still get tested even if we don't have any symptoms?
  • In the second segment featured in the video above, questions included:

  • How do we protect babies who are too small for masks?
  • My husband and son have diabetes. What can I do to protect them from COVID-19?
  • How do I keep my child safe when running errands?
  • Questions in the third segment included:

  • Is it safe to take my children back to Taekwondo class?
  • Can we get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time?
  • Is a face shield better than a face mask?
  • Another Ask the Doctor forum will be held. Feel free to submit questions below.

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