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  • we have a B c chief medical correspondent Dr Joe Nash in here ready to take many of your questions on this potentially deadly virus.

  • And it feels like we're learning more and more each day.

  • But there are so many new questions that come up.

  • I was just looking at these from our viewers.

  • They're amazing.

  • They're all of my question 100%.

  • So the 1st 1 I know a number of people in the U.

  • S.

  • Who had pretty bad respiratory illnesses in the last 1 to 2 months.

  • I had a mild case of it, and by the way, me too.

  • Same.

  • Is it possible that Corona virus was actually here earlier?

  • Short answer.

  • Yes.

  • But we also have to remember at that time before we really started to track cases and see our numbers go up.

  • Common things were still occurring commonly.

  • And it wasn't just influenza.

  • It was r S v rhinovirus, adenovirus para influenza.

  • The list goes on and on other Corona viruses, which caused the common cold.

  • So it's possible.

  • But there's no way to know.

  • Right?

  • All right.

  • And this one, this next question has a lot of people up in arms.

  • Why do I keep seeing news Stories of the famous people being tested for Corona virus with or without symptoms when the general public cannot get tested because there quote aren't enough tests.

  • Yeah, this is a really common question than it is concerning.

  • But I think a lot of it came out of the N b A and those players who were asymptomatic.

  • We reached out to the MBA, and we were told they were basically following protocols that were in place at that time.

  • But this is something that sometimes we might not find out the answer to.

  • I think it depends on what their job is, what their exposure is now.

  • The Congress.

  • We saw Idris Elba actors, things like that.

  • Even Tom Hanks and his wife.

  • All right, Number three.

  • Our question.

  • What about home cleaning company?

  • Should we cancel?

  • Their service is during this crisis.

  • I think you want to minimize the people coming in and out of your home.

  • So, you know, we all are capable of cleaning our own homes.

  • Especially when a lot of us are gonna be home for a lot.

  • And so, you know, I did something to do with exactly with family think our homes will be cleaner than ever at this point.

  • But I would minimize the transit right transport in and out.

  • All right, get your kids involved, right?

  • Talked about kids being boring.

  • They have nothing through exactly.

  • So the next question is, as we're self isolating at home and practicing social distancing.

  • Should we still be having friends come over for dinner or to converse, et cetera?

  • What if it's just, you know, a couple people?

  • No.

  • Social distancing means social distancing.

  • This is like you can't be a little pregnant if you're going to stay away from people both to protect yourself, your environment as well as others, you need to stay away from them.

  • So you know you can you zoom.

  • You can use FaceTime.

  • You could be on multiple, multiple people.

  • You can get creative.

  • This is not gonna last forever.

  • It's definitely unpleasant, and it's a major reset on our lifestyle.

  • But you know, these air unchartered waters and we have to be aggressive.

  • So we had a pretty decent sized group of people.

  • You know, you have a huge family, we do, and we had a couple friends.

  • Some people have left the bubble.

  • They can't come back now, you know that's it.

  • Once you're out of the bubble you're out on.

  • Listen, I think I read this quote just this morning.

  • I mean the New England Journal of Medicine.

  • The best outcome of this pandemic would be being accused of having over prepared.

  • And that means also overreacting when it comes to social distancing.

  • So that's important.

  • Dinner Party's over after we'll celebrate later.

  • This'll next question is interesting.

  • Well, regular laundry washing with detergent Standard tumble drying.

  • Will that kill the cove in 19 virus?

  • Short answer.

  • They haven't tested this yet, obviously.

  • But from what we do know about other human corona viruses, they are killed by a variety of detergents and cleaning agent.

  • So I don't think we need to goto excessive measures here.

  • Just use your washer and dryer.

  • Clean your hands, clean your clothes, clean your hot spots in your home that we should be washing our clothes if we leave the house.

  • Correct?

  • I think so.

  • I mean common sense.

  • Okay.

  • All right.

  • Next question.

  • As some people are still traveling for spring break, we've definitely seen that in the news.

  • Will there be more cases in those areas within the next few weeks?

  • We did.

  • We saw it all.

  • Even a world news thes teens saying, Or I guess they're in their twenties.

  • Say, I want to get drunk.

  • I want to go have spring break.

  • This isn't fair.

  • And listen as parents, I think this is our moment to step up and tell our adult Children who have never had to have their social lives curtailed or restricted.

  • Guess what?

  • You've never lived through anything like this.

  • We have to take aggressive action as a country to protect everyone.

  • And sorry you can't go to your party this week or your vacation this month.

  • It's not gonna be that way forever.

  • But right now everyone needs to really step up.

  • And you know, it's not the time to be in crowded environments.

  • Important information, right?

  • Dr.

  • Joe Nash in Thank you.

  • Thank you.

  • Appreciate it.

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