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

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?

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    Doctors are answering questions from viewers about protecting themselves and their families from coronavirus.

    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?

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    Four doctors are answering questions from viewers about how to keep safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

    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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