Factoring in Flu Season for COVID-19

Factoring in Flu Season for COVID-19

With fall–and flu season–fast approaching, COVID-19 is still circulating the country, and experts fear the combination may overwhelm already strained healthcare systems. Influenza accounts for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year. Hospitals...
Care for Insect Bites and Stings

Care for Insect Bites and Stings

As COVID-19 concerns and closures continue, many of us are looking to nature for our entertainment this summer. Socially-distanced outdoor activities, such as hiking, kayaking, and camping, are an excellent way to stay safe and still make the most of the season. But...

What treatments are available for COVID-19?

As of July, 2020, there are no effective treatments for COVID-19. Scientists are looking into therapies that utilize drugs that treat malaria and autoimmune diseases, antiviral drugs developed for other viruses, and antibodies from people who have recovered from...

Why is Flattening the Curve Important?

“Flattening the curve” refers to a graph that shows the number of COVID-19 cases over time. This graph is based on the fact that over time, short of a vaccine or cure of some sort, most people will eventually get the disease. Of these people, a seemingly small...

Should I wear a face mask when I go out in public?

Face masks a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19. In order to help protect yourself and others, the CDC recommends that you wear a cloth face covering in public settings. This is especially important where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain,...

Is Hand Sanitizer as Effective as Soap and Water?

To prevent coronavirus, the best thing you can do is to wash with plain soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Handwashing is especially important after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after coughing, sneezing, or blowing one’s nose. No access to soap and...