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School of Medicine faculty and researchers answer COVID-19 questions

March 20, 2020 11:15 AM
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Tulane Today staff today@tulane.edu
  

In this informational video from Tulane University School of Medicine, faculty members and researchers answer common questions about COVID-19.

 

Faculty members and researchers from Tulane University School of Medicine are available to answer the community’s most pressing questions about COVID-19 and have recently released an informational video to raise awareness about the coronavirus.

In this video, David Mushatt, MD, associate professor of medicine and section chief of Infectious Diseases, gives practical advice on protecting against COVID-19 and also explains the measures by which Tulane hospitals and clinics are protecting both their patients and their healthcare workers.

 

When it comes to COVID-19, it may be difficult for consumers to distinguish scientific evidence from hearsay. Robert Garry Jr., PhD, virologist and professor in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, explains that the virus arose organically and was not created in a lab environment.

 

Tulane National Primate Research Center Director Jay Rappaport, PhD, answers questions about how Tulane is contributing to COVID-19 treatment and vaccine research, including how an animal model is rapidly being developed to assist in developing the tests, treatments and vaccines.

 

A. Jenine Dabon, FNP-C, a nurse practitioner at the Tulane Living Well Clinic, sees patients every day. She explains who is more at risk of contracting COVID-19, how to take precautions and when to go to the doctor with suspicious symptoms.

 

Send questions on COVID-19 to MedQuestions@Tulane.edu to be answered by Tulane University doctors and experts, who are on the front lines of COVID-19 in New Orleans hospitals, clinics and research labs.

 

Click here to watch the School of Medicine video.