Dry Cough, Tokyo, Sickness discussed on WBBM Programming


Three plus a dry cough if I wasn't contagious I would have been back at work the next day the corona virus swept through this year I ended up testing positive relatively early only in the corn taking stand I was removed from the ship and and placed in a hospital in downtown Tokyo where I spent exactly three weeks my experience was thankfully very mild there's no reason to panic it's just a sickness and it will run its course as a virus spread here in the US we brought together a panel of health experts to answer your questions CBS news medical contributor you know her well doctor Turner realist back with us we're also joined by Michael Osterholm director of the center for infectious disease research and policy at the university of Minnesota he knows a lot and Dr Ben Gupta he's a respiratory specialist and global health policy expert welcome doctors I want to start with you Michael can we just talk about the ship or second what do you think when you see that it is a cruel human experiment why we know the cruise ships facilitate transmission just by the air circulation the inner cabins in the prince and the diamond principles proof inputting of that and every cruise ship where we have this for you keep people out to see it's just a matter of time before many of we can deal we've got to get him off the ship getting mine land you can quarantine in there if you want to do that but getting off the ship let's talk about the rest of us who aren't on ships because I'm wondering how scared you should be I had always thought many people think of you haven't been to Italy China South Korea Italy or any of the affected countries and you haven't come in contact with any of those people that you're you're pretty okay you know right now we have pretty much a homogeneous viral reactor around the world meaning you're not instantly it's not it's it's what we certainly knew what happened we projected a month ago that we would suddenly see activity pick up in the United States today Seattle has as many cases as many other the countries that we've mentioned there have been a problem and we're gonna have more Seattle's around the country in just the next few days to weeks so it's you have to now just like seasonal influenza you have to assume that this is everywhere right now and anyone could potentially be affected that way SO terror in terms of testing should you only get tested if you have symptoms should everybody should be tested what's what's more the parameters here.

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