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Doctor Rob Danoff Joins CBS3 To Discuss Coronavirus Testing In Philadelphia

Video credit: CBS 3 Philly
Published on March 23, 2020 - Duration: 03:40s
Jim Donovan reports.
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Doctor Rob Danoff Joins CBS3 To Discuss Coronavirus Testing In Philadelphia

LOOKS LIKE SETTLED WEATHERAPPROACHING SUNDAY.THANK YOU, HARRIS, AAPPRECIATE T STILL A LOT OFUNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHO SHOULDGET TESTED FOR COVID-19 ANDWHEN.NOW, THE CDC HAS SELF CHECKERCHAT BOX TO HELP.DOCTOR ROB DANOFF IS ON THEFRONT LINES IN THE BATTLEAGAINST THE CORONAVIRUS.HE OVERSEAS TESTING CENTER FORJEFFERSON HOSPITAL IN BUCKSCOUNTY.GOOD MORNING, DOCTOR ROB,YOU'RE ALIVE WITH US ONFACEBOOK.LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WORK THATYOU'RE DOING.SO FIRST OF ALL WE SPOKE WITHYOU THE OTHER DAY.BUT CAN YOU EXPLAIN THEPROCESS AT THE TESTING CENTER.YES.SO WE'RE TESTING PEOPLE FORCOVID-19.BUT, IT NEEDS TO BE THROUGHRIVAL THROUGH YOUR PROVE --PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN OROTHER PHYSICIAN.AND THERE IS INFORMATION THEYHAVE TO FILL OUT.THEN IT IS BY POINT: THIS WAYIT IS VERY ORGANIZED SO BYAPPOINTMENT.BUT THROUGH REFERRAL FROM YOURDOCTOR.AND THEN WE CAN PROCEED FROMTHERE.AND IT HAS BEEN WORKING REALLYWELL.FRIDAY WE TESTED OVER 90PEOPLE.THE WEAKEN WEEP WERE BUSYALSO.HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TOGET THE RESULTS BACK, DOCTOR,DO YOU KNOW AT THIS POINT?STARTING TO GET RESULTS IT,SEEMS LIKE AROUND DAY FOUR,BUT IT IS FLUCTUATEINTERESTING FOUR TO SIX DAYS,AND WE ARE DEPENDENT ON THELAST RIGHT NOW TO GET THESERESULTS.SO THAT'S THE RANGE AT THISPOINT IN TIME.HOPING IT IS TO SPEEDS UP.DOCTOR ROB, THE CDC NOW HASNEW TOOL THAT PEOPLE CANACCESS BEFORE THEY GET TESTED?SO WHAT DOES IT DO AND HOWDOES IT WORK?IT IS CALLED CLAIRE A.CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOM CHECKER.IF YOU GO TO CDC.GOV.THIS WILL POP UP.CLICK ON THAT.IT SAYS MY NAME IS CLAIRE A.SO IT WILL ASK YOU OR ABOUTYOUR LOVED ONE QUESTIONS.ARE YOU SICK?YES OR.NO IF YEP IT, GOES TO THE NEXTQUESTION.AND THEN IT HELPS GUIDE YOU ASTO WHAT TO DO.SHELTER AT HOME.YOU KNOW, IF YOU HAVE A FEVER,STUFF LIKE THAT, SO IT IS VERYHELPFUL.IT DOESN'T SAY ABOUT TREATMENTOR ANYTHING, BUT IT IT ISABOUT WHAT YOU SHOULD DO.NEXT STEPS.AND THIS MAY HELP ANSWER YOURQUESTIONS PRIOR TO YOURCALLING THE DOCTOR OR HELPREASSURE YOU.SO VERY GOOD SITE.SO PLOWS CHECK IT OUT.DOCTOR ROB, WE'VE KNOWNEACH OTHER FOR YEARS.YOU KNOW I AM A LITTLE BIT OFHYPO CONDREY AC.WHEN DO WE KNOW IS THE RIGHTTIME TO GET A TEST FOR THECORONAVIRUS, WHAT SHOULD I BELOOKING SNORE.SYMPTOMS, MOST PEOPLE ARESAYING LOOK IF YOU'RE SICKSTAY AT HOME.BUT SAY YOU'VE BEEN EXPOSETODAY SOMEONE WITH KNOWNCORONAVIRUS.OKAY?AND YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS.WE WANT TO CHECK YOU.OR, IF YOU HAVE A DRY COUGH,AND A FEVER, YOU KNOW, OFTENIT IS GREATER THAN 10.4, I'VEBEEN AROUND SOMEONE, I MAYHAVE IT, YOU TALK WITH ADOCTOR, THEN BOTH OF YOUDECIDE IF YOU NEED TO BETESTED.THE BIG RED FLAG WARNING SIGNIS WRECKLESSNESS.HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING.AND IT IS NOT FROM STUFFYNOSE, IT IS REALLY DIFFICULTBREATHING LIKE RUNNING AFTERSOMEONE.SO THAT'S A RED FLAG SIGN.SO THAT'S WHY WE ALWAYS SAYTELL MEDICINE, GO ON THECOMPUTER TALK TO YOUR DOCTOROR OTHER SERVICE OR JUST CALLON THE PHONE AND THEN GETGUIDANCE.IS UP HEARD OF ANYBODY WITHCENTS INTESTINAL ISSUES,DIARRHEA?I SAW 50% OF PEOPLE THAT'S ONEOF THE SYMPTOMS, AS WELL.YES, JIM, DEPENDING ONWHERE IN THE WORLD.SO SOMETIMES BAD DIARRHEA ANDVOMITING FOR THE FIRST COUPLEOF DAYS MAY BE THE ONLYSYMPTOM THEN GOES TO THERESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS.THE OTHER THING I WANT TOPOINT OUT SO FAR ABOUT 30% OFPEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES AREHAVING A LOT OF SMELL ANDTASTE AND THOSE TEND TO BESOMETIMES THE ONLY SYMPTOMS.AND THOSE PEOPLE TEND TO DOVERY WELL.IT COMES BACK.BECAUSE IT IS A MILD TYPE OFSYMPTOM.SURE ANNOYING NOT TO TASTE ORSMELL, BUT THEN THEY GET BERT.ONE OF THE BASKETBALL PLAYERSIN THE NBA HAS THOUGH VESTSYMPTOMS.DOCTOR ROB, WE APPRECIATE TWE WILL BE CHECKING IN WITHYOU OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS,BUT GOOD LUCK ON THE FRONT

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