I have to admit. I was skeptical about the magnitude of this virus. Working in the hospital I was used to hearing about different viruses and germs that can wreak havoc on the immune system. Nothing too scary.
COVID is the little germ that changed the entire world. It is the cause of 300,000 deaths in the U.S. with Black, Indigenous, People of Color at the greatest risk.
Here are some Considerations to protect your physical and Mental Health
Physical Symptoms to Watch for:
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
Fever or chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Muscle or body aches
New loss of taste or smell
Congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting
When to seek emergency medical attention
Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Mental Health Symptoms to Watch for:
First, it was community concern about the very serious, life-threatening virus. Now, our media is slammed with the celebration of the COVID vaccine. I know many folks have either become exhausted with all COVID-related news or feel totally against the vaccine.
We believe you are the expert of your own needs. We want you to have the tools and information to make informed choice in care
Spend Your Lunch Hour with Us!
Let's have a convo with Dr. Marcus Williams and other BIPOC Physicians about all things COVID...What you should know & how to stay safe during this time.
Dr. Williams is an Oakland Native and Board Certified Emergency Physician. He is the Medical Advisor at urbanhealthgroupllc.com
Join in the convo on Zoom ID: 803 779 9924 | Password: UHG2020
December 16, 2020, at 12P PST.
Support is available at urbanhealthgroupllc.com if you need help navigating your health needs or connecting to mental health support.