Smart Talk: COVID-19 questions answered

Nearly a year after the virus appeared in the U.S., many still have questions about the disease

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Airdate: Tuesday 01/12/21

It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began in the U.S. Since that day at the end of February, more than 22 million people have tested positive for the virus with more than 370 thousand dying from it. In Pennsylvania, more than 700 thousand have tested positive and nearly 18 thousand have died.

We have learned much about COVID-19 in the past year; how the virus is spread, who is at risk and the role of face masks. However, many people still have questions about the virus, how to avoid exposure, what to do if you experience symptoms and the impact of gatherings and keeping children in school.

The availability of a vaccine is now raising hopes that life might return to normal soon, or at least head in that direction.

Dr. Eugene Curley, MD., is an infectious disease specialist with WellSpan Health and he joins us on Tuesday’s Smart Talk to answer questions about COVID-19 and slowing the spread.

 

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