Reply To: Covid cases just beginning

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Roy
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No you should call 911 if you blow off your fingers with some fireworks. When you are sick you don’t run to the hospital at the first sniffle, but if it gets bad enough then yeah you need to go to the hospital rather than sitting at home and drinking bleach and dying. I’ll go with the CDC Guidelines because I believe medical experts know more than me:

From CDC guidelines:
Stay home except to get medical care.
• Stay home. Most people with COVID-19 have
mild illness and are able to recover at home
without medical care. Do not leave your home,
except to get medical care. Do not visit
public areas.
• Take care of yourself. Get rest and stay hydrated. Take overthe-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen, to help you
feel better.
• Stay in touch with your doctor. Call before you get medical
care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, or have
any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is
an emergency.
• Avoid public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone
is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical
care immediately:
• Trouble breathing
• Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
• New confusion
• Bluish lips or face
• Inability to wake or stay awake
*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical
provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning
to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility:
Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who
has or may have COVID-19.

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