During the last 24 hours, the Governor has begun issuing home orders throughout the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Residents of California, New York and Illinois have been ordered to stay at home as much as possible, with a few essential exceptions.
In an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Nora O’Donnell, Dr. Anthony Fouch, the country’s premier infectious disease physician and member of the White House Coronavirus Technical Committee, said when these orders were issued. Whether to quit is “very hard to predict.”
Read Nora O’Donnell’s interview with Dr. Forch below.
Norah O’Donnell: For the weekend, New York and California require residents to stay at home. How many weeks do you think this will last?
Dr. Anthony Forch: As you know, it’s very difficult to predict. I think you need to monitor it on a daily basis to determine the type of impact. Looking at the curves I know, Nora, I mean it’s steep. About 90% of new infections come from the area. Therefore, they have particularly difficult problems.
Everyone wants to flatten a curve. Should more governors follow this home order?
I don’t think that every situation, every area or place needs to be like that. Indeed, in response to the situation seen in New York, I think it was the right move.
Let’s talk about drugs that the president is trying to track quickly for use. Are there any proven treatments to prevent or treat COVID-19?
There is no proven treatment or prevention. There are also proven treatments or prophylaxis, as indicated by the underlined words. However, there is some case information that one or two of these may have some benefit. But, as I argued, it must be done in a structure that gathers information.
However, the structure does not appear to exist. Should physicians treating COVID-19 patients currently consider prescribing the antimalarial hydroxychloroquine?
Well, it will be introduced soon. I am working with Dr. Birx on a committee of the FDA who is talking about an online system where people can actually ride and see a doctor, as well as the ability to collect information as well as to decide whether to wear them. There is also.
In a conversation with a doctor, there are some side effects of hydroxychloroquine. It is a safe drug but has some side effects. So, is it a healthy drug to prescribe it prophylactically to anyone who wants it?
If you’re talking about a person with a COVID-19 sickness, that’s a different story than the street people say. I want you to write a prescription for COVID-19. But if someone is in a disastrous situation, they need something. Should I try it without knowing it works? It is a decision between the doctor and the patient.
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