Hey good evening Dr. ,
I had a question but i missed you when you back on live , i was gonna ask about the diarrhea pre asymptomatic but at the end i saw they asked you that. So if you’re asymptomatic but you feel a little shortness of breath combines with the diarrhea how do i know im just gonna weather this? Because i saw this doctor from Columbia ( Dr. Rawdy on instagram ) he talked about patients having acute necrotizing encephalopathy, is this cause by the lack of oxygen to the tissues? Also how could you get over that or lets say it is asymptomatic, will it just be as bad when it incubates, im 22 and i live with a diabetic father, anemic sister , my mom just had an appendectomy, and ovarian cysts removed but i have been feeling a big sick. Anyways one more question, the US is already has the most infected, and now has shined the light once again into medicine, how is this virus gonna change the way we look at diseases and the procedures you guys already do ? Because the world has changed the survivors are becoming scared of being around people. (Talking for my self) does that mean that if you get sick with it and get past it, that you are basically immune or will it come come back like the flu?
I forgot to put a ? Mark after incubates, also forgot to say thank you for your service as a health care provider i have always looked up to doctors you guys are aweosme.
Hi Dr. Oller! Thank you for all you are doing to help our country fight this pandemic. I have been very panicky about this virus the last few days. Unlike me, because I’m a born-again Christian and I’m usually able to just trust God to see me through. I do feel more relaxed and hopeful after your Q & A. I’m in the Harrisburg/Hershey PA area and we are getting hit harder and harder. My question is this... What are you all seeing in patients who need to be intubated during this infection? Are many recovering or is the death rate very high in those patients. I am 54 year old widow who lives alone. I need to make a decision and inform my next of kin as to my wishes just in case I get sick and get to that point.
I know a PA in New Jersey who said most of her patients are not recovering when they get to that point.
God bless and keep you.
Hi Dr. O,
I’m a third year medical student who has followed your videos since i was an undergraduate. First, i’d like to thank you for putting yourself at risk on the front lines every day. I’ve been pulled off my clerkships and feel a bit left out of the battle. It’s awesome that you’re touching so many lives during these trying times. I was wondering if you’ve noticed a decrease in non covid related ED patients since the epidemic began. I figured people might have a higher threshold for symptoms worthy of an ED visit given the risks of contracting COVID in the ED.
Carlo Oller, MD FACEPBoard Certified Emergency Physician (17+ years)