Survival Medicine Podcast: Viral News, Myths

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COVID-19 was supposed to peter out around now, but cases are peaking again, with 300,000 cases reported just on Jan. 8th. Is 2021 going to be just more of the same as 2020? With vaccines now available, can you still get the virus? Can you still give it to others? Will you still have to wear masks? Dr. Fauci says he expects some workplaces and institutions to require the vaccination, will you need to carry a COVID-Card in your wallet in the future? The Altons give their opinion (just an opinion) on what’s in the future.

Also, what easily available products may help you avoid a bad outcome from exposure to SARS-CoV2? Amy Alton ARNP gives her recommendation (also that of Eastern Virginia Medical School). Plus, two types of bird flu are wreaking havoc in India, killing wild fowl and causing the culling of hundreds of thousand of livestock birds. Does it mean anything for us?

Plus, dress warmly or you’ll catch a cold? It’s smart to dress for the weather appropriately, for sure, but more to prevent hypothermia than getting an infection. The Altons, aka Dr. Bones and Nurse Amy, dispel some common myths about getting colds and flus, and tell you the real reasons why winter is cold and flu season.

All this and more on the lastest episode of the Survival Medicine Podcast!

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Wishing you the best of health in good times or bad,

Joe Alton MD    Amy Alton ARNP

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