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The recent worldwide appearance of the “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2” (SARS-CoV-2) resulting in the spread of coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) has spawned a great deal of confusion, misinformation and understandably questions. The World Health Organization (WHO), whom the world has relied on to provide accurate information regarding such pandemics, has been accused of a lack of transparency if not spreading misinformation in the early stages of the Pandemic. Ironically, the WHO has recently coined the name “Infodemic”, referring to the daily barrage of information that we are bombarded with on a daily basis.

COVID-19 Pandemic Spotlights the Need for Primary Care Physicians

As soon as someone is exposed to Covid-19 or begins showing symptoms, the initial wave of questions hits them hard and fast. Do I have symptoms consistent with Covid-19? Should I get tested? If so, where? Is my case serious or can I wait this out? How do I protect the people around me? What is my most affordable care option?


REICHERT: Primary care physicians first line of defense

BY DR. DAVID REICHERT

As soon as someone is exposed to COVID-19 or begins showing symptoms, the initial wave of questions hits them hard and fast.

Do I have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Should I get tested? If so, where? Is my case serious or can I wait this out?

The answers to these questions and the more that will follow lie in the hands of trained and ready primary care physicians; a resource many Americans are overlooking in their battle to combat COVID-19.

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