FDA Authorizes New Test That Detects Coronavirus In About 45 Minutes. To Be Shipped in A Week
7Don’t go for tests if you don’t have symptoms
The Vice president said “We want to remind Americans, if you don’t have symptoms, don’t do a test, it is another way that the American people can make sure that we are preserving the resources that our health care workers need to administer and support those who are dealing with the coronavirus and other illnesses.”
The Vice President, however, declared that he and his wife will be taking a coronavirus test because a staff member in the White House was found positive.
8Who should be tested and what should be done if you are sick?
According to the CDC (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention), not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. The center has laid down its guidelines for who should be tested. Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus. CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians.
9Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick
The CDC advises that those who are mildly ill with the COVID19 should be able to recover at home and are advised not to visit public areas. They advise you to keep in touch with your doctor and call them before resorting to medical care. In any emergency, call and get care immediately. Avoid transport, sharing rides and taxis. Separate yourself from other people in your family, use separate bathrooms. Further, there has been no reports of pets falling prey to COVID 19 but to take precautions and wash hands before and after you interact with them.