With the Coronavirus slowly spreading around the country, many individuals are wondering how to protect themselves from catching COVID-19. Not to mention the cost associated with getting tested for the virus. Is a COVID-19 test affordable? Today we will give you updates on the Corona Virus and what to do if you have it.
Current Updates on COVID-19
COVID-19 has now made its way to at least 114 countries with around 4,000 people killed by the virus. Officially being called a pandemic by the World Health Organization, countries are taking precautions to avoid its spread. As of March 7th total number of cases of COVID-19 virus surpasses 100,000. Precautionary applicable methods such as working to identify people who are sick, bringing them to care, following up on contacts, preparing hospitals and clinics to manage a surge in patients, and training health workers have helped reduce and slow the spread.
How to Protect Yourself from Corona Virus
The Coronavirus has mostly been spread through contact from person to person or shared surface areas/objects. This understanding is different from the previous thought that the virus was being spread mostly through coughs or exhales. This does not mean that people can not contract the virus through those methods nor does this summarize all possible areas. The best way to avoid the virus is to wash your hands thoroughly, cover your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing, don’t touch your face with unwashed hands. Do not shake hands, and most importantly if you’re sick stay home!
How Do I Get Tested for COVID-19
But what do you do if you think you have the virus and didn’t read this article beforehand? For those with a Medicare Advantage plan good news! Major insurers have agreed to waive all copays on coronavirus testing, according to Vice President Mike Pence. You also don’t have to worry about surprise billings, which should show how serious the government is taking the COVID-19.
Stay safe & tune in as we continue to keep you updated on COVID-19.
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