Well, St Patrick's day has come and gone without any drunken fanfare this year, at least in public. If the run on alcohol at Costco and Target is any indication there were a lot of people getting drunk in their quarantined homes.
UCSD had 12 cases with COVID-19 hospitalized as of this morning. We seem to be doing better than northern California, at least at present, but time will tell. We have converted most in person visits to the MS Center to MyChart Video visit. If you are one of our patients and would like to consider Video visits during the Pandemic, please send us a MyChart message. It is more than likely that we will contact you first.
For those living in San Diego County, we now have drive up testing for COVID-19 for those people with suggestive symptoms. This testing is free. You can call the UCSD nurse triage line at 800-926-8273 if you have suggestive symptoms (fever, sore itchy throat, cough or shortness of breath) and want to know if you qualify for tested. The send out lab is now guaranteeing more rapid results on testing, even within 24 hours.
If anyone is interested in a video demonstration of how this virus spreads so fast and why isolation and social distancing is so important please see this posting from the Washington post:
For up to date information on COVID 19 I would recommend the following sites;
CDC coronavirus webpage
California Department of Public health webpage
Massachusetts Department of Public health webpage
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