To help ensure the continued health and safety of our community, we have put together a series of educational videos featuring WVU Medicine experts covering a wide range of COVID-19-related topics. Find more WVU Medicine COVID-19 video resources here.
Masking Medical Myths: Despite CDC recommendations to wear a mask in public places to stop the spread of COVID, there are some who still refuse to wear a mask. WVU Medicine pulmonologist Saif Al Qatarneh, MD, debunks some common mask-wearing myths.
Flu Shots during COVID-19: Every year, the CDC recommends everyone six-months-old and up get a flu vaccine.
The current COVID-19 pandemic makes this year’s flu shot recommendation more important than ever, as Dr. Lisa Costello explains in this WVU Medicine Health Report.
COVID-19, Children, and Asthma: As children and young people return to school, social distancing and mask-wearing are more important than ever to reduce the spread of COVID-19. One to two percent of people suffering the symptoms of COVID-19 infections are younger than 20. If children are asthmatic, are they more likely to contract COVID-19, to spread it, or to suffer worse symptoms?
Asymptomatic Carriers: In a world where a major pandemic spreads from person to person before they may even show symptoms, anyone could become an “Asymptomatic Carrier”. When we normally rely on aches, coughs, and fever to let us know when we’re coming down with something contagious, what can be done to combat one of COVID-19’s most dangerous factors?
Emergency Department Safety During COVID-19: A side effect of the pandemic is people delaying emergency care out of fear of contracting COVID-19. In this WVU Medicine Health Report, Chris Goode, MD, explains that while it’s safe to go to the hospital emergency department during the pandemic, it’s not safe to delay emergency care.
Safe Surgery During COVID-19: Judie Charlton, MD, reassures patients that it’s safe to have postponed surgeries at the hospital during the pandemic, even stating: “It’s safer to have surgery in our hospitals right now than it is to walk around the produce section of some of the supermarkets in our area.”