COVID-19 Daily News: March 16

Mayo Clinic Q&A Podcast: Simple Steps to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, gives helpful tips to protect yourself from COVID-19. Hand-washing, social distancing and respiratory etiquette all play a part in stopping the spread of coronavirus.

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Critical Blood Shortages Because of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is creating critical blood shortages in the U.S. "It's not due to more COVID-19 patients needing blood products. Rather, it's a lack of donations coming in," says Dr. Justin Kreuter, transfusion medicine specialist with the Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Center.

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Mayo Clinic Appointment Guidance During COVID-19

There is nothing more important than your health for you and your family. That is Mayo Clinic's priority, too. For your upcoming Mayo Clinic appointments, please review your Patient Appointment Guide or your schedule in Mayo Clinic Patient Online Services. For questions about upcoming appointments, please refer to that guide for specific contact information.

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Helping Kids Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has become a source of daily conversation. As a caregiver, you may be wondering how to support your children’s developmental needs and understanding of the coronavirus. 

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COVID-19: Flattening the Curve

Media coverage of COVID-19 often includes the phrase "flattening the curve." Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, says the phrase refers to an attempt to stop a spike in the number of new cases.

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Samantha Rossi

Samantha Rossi is a Digital Marketing Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She supports marketing strategies for product management and specialty testing. Samantha has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2019.