Facebook Live 4/8- Answers

Thank you everyone for tuning in to another great Facebook live this afternoon filled with so many great questions. See you all again on Friday!

Click HERE for a link to the full video from today!

Number updates:

We are seeing a lower number of people infected and a significant drop in deaths. This is amazing and will save lives.

Curve updates:

Based on the curve the surge in VA is expected about two weeks from now. Remember these are just predictions based on data so we don't know for sure but this is a good data driven projection. Click HERE for more info.

Ways to Volunteer:

ForRichmond.org: Faith based organizations and other organizations are networking to connect with that hotline so that people can call and reach out to the volunteers in that area to make sure that that person that needs a grocery delivery or needs assistance can actually get the assistance because the man power needed will be in place through volunteers. You can sign up at ForRichmond.org if you go to their COVID-19 tab and sign up. They will build you into that network so you can help people who are having to stay home get the help they need.

Loving Lunches: Richmond Academy of Medicine is putting together this regional program to provide meals to those healthcare workers on the front lines. This is in the ERs, testing in the parking lots, wherever they are RAM will get them pre packaged meals so we can feed these healthcare providers who we are so grateful for and who are working so hard. We want to stand with them by making sure they have food while keeping us safe.

Click HERE for more information.

CDC updates? Discussion of masks in public, etc?

They are recommending that you wear a mask in public. Remember that this is a virus different from many we have seen and is spread by droplets. You are not necessarily wearing that mask to protect yourself as much as you are to protect others. If you are a carrier and are asymptomatic then you need to protect those around you from the droplets you may accidentally spread by spit or sneeze.

Question 1:

Any truth to Type A blood types being more susceptible to COVID 19?