Dry Cough 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 in the inner cabins in the prince and the diamond princess was 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 again deal we got to get him off the ship getting mine land you can quarantine in there if you want to do that but get him 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 meeting 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 new 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 infected that way so terrible in terms of testing should you only get tested if you have symptoms should everybody should be tested what's what's aboard the parameters here yeah I think it's an interesting question and certainly this image there was a change this past week and so basically that change said that anyone can get tested with the permission of their doctor but what we're looking at are people who have the symptoms we know are associated with covert nineteen which is fever shortness of breath cough in that if you have those symptoms you should speak to your doctor and let the doctor really get an assessment of your clinical picture what your travel history or exposure history might be and then make a decision as to whether you should be tested and at that point you know you will be either sent to a hospital or you know at some point have it done in the clinic when those lab tests become available that you're good at what what does the corona virus actually doing your body at any point of entry to the body the sinuses the oral pharynx your gastrointestinal tract what it does is it invades the lining of those cavities can cause local inflammation and that's when you have symptoms as when you have shortness of breath that's when it cost if a rock runny nose that does occur and we also see sometimes have GI symptoms as well and so that is that is what's happening at the cellular level we always have symptoms you always so one of one of the interesting dynamics here is that we're seeing potentially a symptomatic transmission here where people are not actually demonstrating classic symptoms of cough shortness of breath fever they're able to transmit the disease I will say one thing on testing one of the struggles we have in everything terrace that is actually correct is we don't have we don't know these emergency tests they're coming they're just cleared by the FDA who knows how they function the fields we have no idea we're gonna they're gonna work you're saying what we hope they do and I hope the better than what was initially deployed four weeks ago to the states but who's to say how they're going to actually function in the feel are being highly sensitive enough we hope that's the key pieces here now Michael are we prepared for this to spread across the country well I prepared in the sense that we know it's coming and we know that our health care facilities are going to have a major increase load we that that's not an issue of debate what is a concern is how prepared are we at the health care level in particular are prepared and you were not we we have forty five thousand beds in this country for intensive care medicine anyone given days are filled can you have a can you get this and that you get can you get this not no you have it and recover without being treated yes in fact the vast majority of what we now know is is that in the first day of your inspection where you're actually putting virus so you may not even have symptoms that we just heard from mark good death but then we know that over the next three to five days you have this rust operas Pretoria for infection that just like the flu type of picture for some reason a larger risk is is there for people who are over age fifty five sixty of underlying health problems for the virus then getting into the lungs and then because of the additional problem the vast majority people never experience that they're just going to have those first couple of days of respiratory symptoms and they can't get through it and they won't they won't even be treated me fine but they might affect infect others a doctor could do with a question from a viewer in Minnesota Laurie let's listen to that I would like to know how long the virus lives on the various services Russia that's a good question and I think it will we have what we know now we have studies.

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