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Coronavirus Updates

The virus SARS-Cov-2 and the illness CoVid-19 has spread to all 50 states
Here is everything you need to know.

Coronavirus testing in the Houston-area

After delays and confusion, testing for coronavirus is becoming more widely available. There are public and private options near you.

Information for kids, persons 65+ years

These resources will help children and the elderly to be informed and stay healthy as cases of coronavirus increases.

Everything you need to know about coronavirus

New developments and warnings are being issued daily. These resources will help you make sense of the pandemic.

Welcome Everyone,

SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that can cause the illness COVID19 and because it's a NEW virus, we are learning something new every day! I know times are hard right now. It's hard staying inside, keeping the kids home, trying to have them learn SOMETHING while feeding them and worried about the finances. We doctors are not asking this from you lightly. I am going to try to keep you up-to-date and hopefully all this information will help you and your family stay safer and healthier.

¡Bienvenidos, mi gente!

El SARS-CoV-2 es el virus que puede causar la enfermedad COVID19 y debido a que es un virus NUEVO, estamos aprendiendo algo nuevo todos los días. Sé que estamos en tiempos difíciles en este momento. Es difícil quedarse en casa, mantener a los niños en casa, tratar de que aprendan ALGO mientras los alimentan, y al mismo tiempo estar preocupados por las finanzas. Los médicos no les pedimos esto a la ligera. Yo (y el productor Ray) trataremos de mantenerlos informados y, con suerte, toda esta información ayudará a usted y a su familia a mantenerse más seguros y saludables.


Coronavirus testing in Houston

Harris County Self-Assessment Tool: Symptom checker and online screening. If positive, you are given an ID to use when you call and see if you get approved for testing.

Legacy Health: Screeners are at the entrance of all 13 clinics. It also has created satellite clinics that are separate from the main clinics to test those who may have COVID-19. They will only test people that screen positive at their 13 clinics.

My Family Doctor: Private testing. They are currently out of stock, but will be ready to test again March 30th.

United Memorial Medical Center: Free drive-thru testing if registered for an online pre-screening.

Texas Children's Hospital: Is using an algorithm based on CDC guidelines to determine which inpatients to test. Screening questions will be asked. Call your pediatrician first.

UT Medical Branch: Patients with symptoms of respiratory illness, including cough, fever or shortness of breath, should contact the Health Access Center at (800) 917-8906 to speak with a 24/7 nurse hotline.

Next Level Urgent Care: Private testing for high risk individuals- older than 65, people with serious underlying health conditions and healthcare workers with suspected exposure.

Memorial Village ER: Freestanding private ER with drive thru testing.


Keeping Kids Healthy and Engaged

Brainpop coronavirus video

12 Museums with virtual tours

HISD at Home Distance learning that includes curriculum by grade and subject for students using computers, laptops, tablets, iPads or smartphones.

HISD @ Home TV: Instructional videos from teachers and specialists in several subject areas, including math, science, reading and writing, social studies, and fine arts.

National Emergency Library: Over 4 million books available free from the Internet Archive to help those forced to learn at home.

Houston Symphony Listen at Home: Musical content to stream at home for free including blogs and podcasts.

50 online art and music resources: An educator compiled list of art and music resources to use with your kids.

Google Earth virtual tours of 31 national parks from across the world: Armchair travel from Yosemite to the Grand Canyon

Cleveland Inner City Ballet: Virtual online ballet classes.


Everything you need to know about the coronavirus

COVID-19 Projections:Projections on the resources hospitals will need by state and country for coronavirus patients

Infectious disease doctor gets blunt: Dr. Emily Landon delivers blunt speech at press conference that hits home.

Dr. Fuaci answers questions on Coronavirus: Infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci busts myths about the virus. Steph Curry and Dr. Fauci: Instagram livestream where the NBA superstar and the NIAID director talk about the pandemic.

How the pandemic will end: Article from The Atlantic on how the U.S. may end up with the worst COVID-19 outbreak in the industrialized world.

Is Covid-19 airborne and inhaled or droplet-based: Video that explains there is evidence for both modes. FYI- the video is heavy on the science.

Dr. Cindy’s Diagnosis: Donate the right mask to the right healthcare provider

There is a critical shortage of N95 masks, so hospitals have resorted to extreme measures to protect healthcare workers.