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The coronavirus on Smart Talk Thursday: COVID-19 questions answered

  • Scott LaMar
A couple out for walk wear protective masks on a warm afternoon in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

A couple out for walk wear protective masks on a warm afternoon in Pittsburgh, Sunday, April 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Almost 17,000 Pennsylvanians have tested positive for the coronavirus and more than 300 people have died from the illness it causes, COVID-19.  All of the positive cases and deaths have occurred since the first week in March – a little over a month.

The spread of the virus and fallout from it have resulted in social distancing, stay-at-home orders, loss of jobs, business closures and an economic free fall.

Even though the pandemic has dominated the news for more than a month, many people still have questions about the virus and COVID-19 illness.

Smart Talk has devoted at least one program each week during the current coronavirus emergency to answering medical and health-related questions.

Appearing on Thursday’s Smart Talk is Dr. David Gasperack, DO, vice president and regional medical director, WellSpan Medical Group.

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