COVID-19 symptoms can mimic the flu. Dr. Clayton Cowl, chair of Mayo Clinic's Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, says symptoms can come on rapidly. These symptoms can be especially dangerous for people over 70; immunosuppressed people; and those with underlying conditions, such as lung disease, heart disease and diabetes.
Children are not immune to COVID-19. They are getting infected with the disease and can spread it, but they do not get as sick as adults. Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse, a Mayo Clinic pediatric infectious diseases specialist, offers some insight as to why.
“Aún se está descubriendo mucho acerca del virus y gran parte de la información que se sabe hasta el momento es gracias al conocimiento adquirido en experiencias anteriores con otros virus respiratorios”, señala la Dra. Nipunie Rajapakse, especialista en enfermedades infecciosas pediátricas de Mayo Clinic.
With recommendations to stay home during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. now has a critical blood shortage. Blood donation collections have plummeted due to canceled blood drives and concerns about being out in the community. Almost half of U.S. blood collectors are reporting that they only have a two-day supply or less of blood products. Please call first and set up an appointment before you plan to give blood.