COVID-19 Daily News: April 2

Autonomous Shuttles Help Transport COVID-19 Tests at Mayo Clinic in Florida

At a time when health care resources and staff are stretched thin, the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA) has partnered with Beep and NAVYA to use autonomous vehicles to safely transport COVID-19 tests collected at a drive-thru testing location at Mayo Clinic in Florida.

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Mayo Clinic Joins Community Efforts Urging People to #StoptheSpread During COVID-19 Pandemic

"Staying home now will help you, your family, neighbors, friends and health care providers in the fight against COVID-19," says Jeff Bolton, Mayo Clinic's chief administrative officer, in a video message.

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COVID-19 Expert Explains What Soap Does to SARS-CoV-2 virus

Health experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue to drive home the message that excellent hand-washing is the most effective way to prevent illnesses, such as COVID-19. Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group, explains what soap does to SARS-CoV-2, and other viruses and bacteria.

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Six Ways Home-Based Cardiac Rehab Keeps Patients Safe and Healthy During COVID-19

COVID-19 presents evolving challenges to health care, in part because it is a new viral disease. People do not have natural immunity and a vaccine hasn't yet been developed.Patients with heart disease are at increased risk of cardiac-related complications and death, and are more likely to develop severe complications from COVID-19.

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Tips for Connecting to Mayo Clinic Using Patient Online Services

Telehealth is becoming more important as a way of delivering health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Video appointments are one form of telehealth that is seeing an increased usage.

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What You Need to Know About Spring Allergies and COVID-19

"Currently, there is no data to substantiate those patients with allergies and asthma are at an increased risk for COVID-19. And there's nothing in the literature to suggest that COVID-19 affects these people differently," says Dr. Arveen Bhasin, a Mayo Clinic allergy and immunology specialist.

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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.