Pediatrics During the Time of COVID-19
COVID-19, and the novel coronavirus that causes it, have presented huge challenges for the medical community around the world. And as the understanding of the virus, and the disease it causes, has evolved as new information comes in — and best practices for how to treat it have been refined — it's the local doctors who have to collect and distill all of that information so they can best apply it. All while doing the job of being a doctor.
And while children are testing positive at a higher rate now than a few months ago, far fewer children have tested positive for the coronavirus overall, and most children experience mild symptoms when they get it. There is growing evidence that children might be able to spread the virus even while not showing symptoms, but it's still not entirely clear.
To explore what it's like being a pediatrician during this time of COVID-19 we spoke with Dr. Angela D’Alessandro from Physicians’ Primary Care in Fort Myers.
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