COVID 19 IS CORONA VIRUS DISEASE 2019

IT IS IN THE SAME FAMILY OF THE COMMON COLD

THIS IS A NEW OR NOVEL VIRUS THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE. THIS VIRUS APPEARS TO HAVE MUTATED FROM BATS IN CHINA . IT IS VERY RARE FOR VIRUSES TO BE ABLE TO INFECT ANIMALS AND HUMANS.

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO CONTAIN AN INFECTION---STERILIZE IT,  TREAT IT, DISINFECT IT, LET IT RUNS ITS COURSE, OR ISOLATE IT.

OUR COUNTRY HAS DECIDED TO TRY AND ISOLATE IT BY SOCIAL DISTANCING. THIS WILL WORK. HANG IN THERE. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER AND WILL GET THROUGH IT.

I AM LIMITING PATIENTS IN THE OFFICE TO ONLY HEALTHY PATIENTS AND WILL SEE PATIENTS OUT SIDE THE DOOR OF MY OFFICE THAT ARE SICK. WE HAVE FLUID HOURS AND DAYS IN THE OFFICE. MY COLLEAGUE AND I ARE SHARING CALL COVERAGE SO YOU HAVE A DOC AVALABLE  24 HR / 7 DAYS A WEEK.

It is not the end of the wold, we will get through this and try not to panic. Facts help to fight fear.


Thompson Medical Associates

9E Dr Osman Babson Rd. Gloucester MA

COVID- 19        INFORMATION