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Dr. Jamesy Smith on Coronavirus

(Farmington) Dr. Jamesy Smith of the Parkland Health Center joined us on our coronavirus roundtable. He says the key to fighting this is to do our best keep the spike as low as possible…

Smith says they are even limiting people gathering together at hospitals…

Those affected most are the elderly or people who already have compromised immune systems. Dr. Smith says for that reason it still makes sense to the get the flu vaccine…

He says the notion of social distancing to prevent the spread of disease is nothing new. It was effective 100 years ago..

Dr. Smith says the longer the U.S. can go without reaching the peak of this contagion the better…

The state of Washington has begun to administer vaccine for the Covid-19 virus. The first participant received the vaccine on Monday. Dr. Jamesy Smith of the Parkland Health Center says this is on the fast track…

However, Dr. Smith says that doesn’t mean this is anywhere ready for widespread use…

The open-label trial will enroll 45 healthy adult volunteers ages 18 to 55 years over approximately 6 weeks.  Our entire roundtable St. Francois County Health Department Administrator Amber Elliot and Farmington Schools Superintendent Matt Ruble.

You can listen to our entire coronavirus roundtable online at mymoinfo.com.

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