By The Blaze. Two doctors, who have administered more than 5,000 coronavirus tests, say that coronavirus is similar to the seasonal flu, the quarantine is not helping with building coronavirus immunity, and they are confident that reopening is safe.
The two frontline physicians, Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, are the owners of Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, California. The doctors are presenting medical advice about the coronavirus that is far different than what health officials have been saying over the past weeks. . .
“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no,” Erickson said. “Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to test them and get them back to work? Absolutely.”
Accelerated Urgent Care has tested 5,213 patients within the county, which makes up half of all testing done in Kern County. “Now that we have the facts, it’s time to get back to work,” Erickson said. . .
“If you study the numbers in 2017 and 2018, we had 50 to 60 million with the flu,” Erickson said. “And we had a similar death rate in the deaths the United States were 43,545—similar to the flu of 2017-2018. We always have between 37,000 and 60,000 deaths in the United States, every single year. No pandemic talk. No shelter-in-place. No shutting down businesses.” (Read more from “Frontline Doctors Say to Reopen U.S.” HERE)
These Are the 6 New Possible Symptoms of the Coronavirus the CDC Added to Its List
By USA Today. Chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and a loss of taste or smell.
Those are the six new symptoms the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cautioned could be signs of the coronavirus.
The additions come as health experts’ understanding of the confounding disease evolves. The CDC previously listed fever, cough and shortness of breath as symptoms.
Shortness of breath was tweaked to “shortness of breath or difficulty breathing” by the CDC.
Coronavirus patients can experience a diversity of issues – from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms generally appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Patients may be most infectious in the days before they began showing symptoms, studies show. (Read more from “These Are the 6 New Possible Symptoms of the Coronavirus the CDC Added to Its List” HERE)