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Concierge Medicine Physicians Ramping Up Calm, Educational Efforts for COVID-19 For Patients and Communities

CDC | See Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals for information on persons under investigation. (Source: CDC)

By Michael Tetreault, Editor-in-Chief

February 28, 2020

In recent hours and days since President Trump and the HHS and Vice President’s national press conference and news of the coronavirus … Concierge Medicine Physicians are ramping up calming and educational efforts among their patients in various communities.

For example, Campbell Family Medicine in Cumming, Georgia recently posted on Facebook, “More Coronavirus updates from my brilliant integrative pediatrician colleague Dr Elisa Song . Please read and share…/02/27/coronavirus-covid…/.”

Another is emailing Patients out of precaution information about the virus and how to go about protecting yourself and loved ones.

“It [educational documents] contains some suggestions for developing a basic preparedness plan in case of a possible Home Quarantine,” notes one Concierge Physician.

On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.”

Additionally, the CDC notes on its information page, There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practiceexternal icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

Additionally, a number of COVID-19 Maps & Visuals have been developed for Doctors, Patients and others to help monitor, track and become more educated about the virus.

Here are some additional educational resources:

CDC | See Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals for information on persons under investigation.

CDC | FAQs …

CDC | Visit the COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment page to learn about how to protect yourself from respiratory illnesses, like COVID-19.

CDC | Read about COVID-19 Symptoms.

Novel coronavirus infection map (University of Washington)

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE

Johns Hopkins CSSE | Source
Confirmed Cases by Country/Region