Enhanced Vaccine? Dr. Mallika Marshall Solutions Coronavirus Questions – CBS dangolka

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dangolka (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. When you’ve got a query for Dr. Mallika, e-mail her or message her on Fb or Twitter.
Dr. Mallika is providing her greatest recommendation, however as at all times, seek the advice of your private physician earlier than making any choices about your private well being.
We’re going to go to my granddaughter in Michigan who’s excessive danger. Ought to we get a COVID check earlier than touring? How lengthy is the check legitimate for? – Nancy
I feel it might be sensible to get examined earlier than you go, however the check is barely legitimate for that second in time. You would have a unfavorable check one second and be uncovered to the virus moments later. So simply be actually cautious throughout your travels. You’ll most likely additionally have to be examined whenever you return or plan to quarantine for 14 days.
Debbie needs to know if it’s fit for human consumption inside or exterior at eating places.
I personally wouldn’t eat indoors at a restaurant. You’re in an enclosed house with different individuals who should take their masks off to eat. I don’t suppose it’s well worth the danger. Consuming open air is way safer, however I nonetheless suppose you must solely dine with the individuals you reside with. It’s just about unimaginable to take care of at the least a six-foot distance at a desk and once more, you’re taking your masks off to eat and drink. When you’ve got questions on what precautions eating places are taking, I’d ask them earlier than sitting all the way down to eat.
Why is it okay to eat at a restaurant however you must convey your individual meals to eat exterior with individuals? – Ruth in Lexington
You don’t need to share utensils or serving dishes with individuals you don’t reside with which is why it’s typically beneficial that you simply convey your individual food and drinks to a gathering with others. When you eat at a restaurant, which you must actually solely do with family members, the dinnerware is cleaned between prospects.
Seniors obtain a stronger dose of the common flu vaccine. How probably is it that they may even want an enhanced model of any profitable vaccine for COVID-19? – William
That’s unclear however it’s actually being studied. Vaccines usually don’t produce as sturdy an immune response in older people as they do in youthful ones. However in at the least one trial of an experimental coronavirus vaccine, older volunteers had a fair larger immune response than youthful volunteers. We’ll must see what occurs in extra trials.

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