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Hot Pizza Ass with Erin Darling Torralva


Mar 16, 2020

Epidemiologist Dr. Chelsea Shover joins Erin today for Quarantine TV on Hot Pizza Ass to answer listener questions about the Coronavirus, self-quarantine, and social distancing. Please share this episode with others who might have questions, or misinformation!

Topics include: What is a virus, and how does one care for themselves if they have CV? What about taking Lyft, Uber, or public transportation right now? Can I/should I visit a grandparent right now? How should we prep for a self quarantine? What if a friend gets sick? Can I help them - deliver supplies, or transport them to the hospital? Can I go to a non crowded bar or restaurant right now? What if I want to order from Postmates? If I go get tested right now, will it be free? What if my nearest medical establishment is a private hospital? Can I smoke weed right now, or switch to edibles? What are the biggest misconceptions right now?
 
Follow Dr. Shover on Twitter at @chelseaLshover.
 
RESOURCES:
 
Note - Make sure it's the jhu.edu version (some malware is disguised to look like credible source of mapping covid-19, but the one from Johns Hopkins is legit).
 
 
Check CDC locations for testing around US include private labs and public health labs - call your regular healthcare provider if you have one or public health department if you don't.
 
For general info and specific info about your location: check your city/county/state public health department.
 
Good general info: https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/
 
And for up-to-the-minute info, these are some recommended Twitter accounts:  @chelsealshover
@mlipsitch
@KindrachukJason @michaelmina_lab
@JeremyKonyndyk
@gregggonsalves @HelenBranswell
@CarlosdelRio7
@ASlavitt 
@arimoin.
 
 
Follow the hashtags #IDTwitter #EpiTwitter #MedTwitter to find experts from universities, hospitals, and public health departments