Since December 2019, every time you feel slightly under the weather, the worry over if you have COVID-19 rises. It can be hard to tell the difference between the symptoms of the coronavirus and flu; however, there are certain key differences between flu and COVID-19. The Facts Both COVID-19 and influenza (flu) are contagious respiratory infections, but they are caused by different viruses. Many symptoms of the two are the same, which can create confusion on which one you may be suffering … [Read more...] about The Difference Between COVID and the Flu
Knowing when you should come to the ER for a COVID-19 test is essential. The frequency of ER visits is spiking as we break national records of new cases of the virus. That makes testing accessibility critical. Yes, COVID-19 tests are available at primary care and urgent care facilities; however, a doctor’s office is going to require an appointment. Urgent care facilities may offer only one type of COVID-19 testing and most do not do on site lab work. A test sample is collected and in 24-48 … [Read more...] about When Should You Come to the ER for a COVID-19 Test?