There is an uptake in COVID-19 cases in Erie County and there is a lot of information flying around out there but coming up on November 12, 2020 at 7pm, the LINKS Buffalo have a fantastic seminar happening called COVID-19 Facts or Fiction. They have assembled a panel of experts to answer all of your questions and demystify a lot of the information that is flying around out there. Janessa Givens Daniels, National Trends and Services Chairman says they are always looking to see where they can have an impact and they felt they should address COVID head-on in Western New York. She felt it imperative that they create a series on bringing different aspects of how we are dealing with COVID in the community. This is the first in the series and they have two subsequent sessions, one that targets education and how do we go back to the virtual classroom or merge from the virtual classroom. How do we help parents navigate that and bring some resources to those parents and they will talk about coping strategies at that session. The last session will be on mental health or mental wellbeing. You do need to know where your resources are and how to get good information.
Dr. Johathan D. Daniels says some of the medical myths in general include: people thinking they can’t get it.; they think children are not affected. That’s not true. When you have symptoms of COVID which can be very similar to the flu you really do need to seek professional opinion and get tested and quarantine from a public health safety aspect is vitally important as well.
With the holidays coming up Dr. Daniels has this advice. He says to get your flu shot. The second this is to remember you are not only trying to protect your family for this Thanksgiving but all the holidays to come. So, make sure you are careful who you let into your bubble and to please start to think of a very quiet intimate Thanksgiving so you can have many more Thanksgivings to come.
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