Time for a quick Public Service Announcement from Health Insurance Issues With Dave:
By now almost all of us accept that the Coronavirus threat is real. The two ways we can protect ourselves and others is to wash our hands properly for a full 20 seconds and to stay home as much as possible. It turns out that lots of people are asymptomatic and capable of infecting others for days before they start coughing and/or running a fever. It is important that even though you need to maximize social (physical) distancing, you shouldn’t let this force you to minimize social interaction. My friend John in New Orleans, a veteran of Hurricane Katrina, has expressed to me his concerns about the mental health implications of both the virus and the necessary lockdown. Stay connected. Your friends, your family, and even your co-workers miss you.
The insurance companies have a variety of resources for all Americans, not just their clients. Aetna has an excellent information post about coping with the obvious and reasonable fears that we are all experiencing with the Coronavirus pandemic. This link is worth a couple of moments of your time.
Oscar has created a personal risk assessment survey that is available to both their clients and the general public. This survey is no replacement for a test, but you will find it useful. This is a reminder that the more information you have the better chance you have to protect yourself.
The federal government reports, per Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, that if we do everything correctly between 100,000 and 200,000 Americans will succumb to COVID 19. Mr. Trump considers 100,000 dead Americans a victory. Let’s be clear, there is nothing special about being 1 out of 100,000. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.
Picture – A Quiet Place in Tennessee – David L Cunix