Join Dr. Gail Altschuler for a talk on COVID-19


Please join me for a live discussion, Separating Fact from Fiction on COVID-19. Zoom meeting details are located at the bottom of this post.

I’m lucky enough to live in West Marin with its beautiful rolling hills and long open beaches, it’s a popular place to visit. This weekend they should have been deserted because of the Coronavirus. But the beaches and trails were jammed. People are not understanding the seriousness of the CoronaVirus, COVID-19. 

Coronavirus deserves our utmost respect and attention. If anyone still scoffs at the restrictions or feels immune, WAKE UP. The rising numbers indicate 2 things. First, there is more testing which naturally reveals the growing number of cases. And, secondly, there is now a significant spread within the community. Not from people with known exposures via travel or close contact, but from random exposure. 

This means that people are spreading the virus before they have symptoms, or even if they have no symptoms at all. You may be one of them.

Young people need to understand this, too. Many are home with their families. Schools are closed, jobs suspended. Maybe they’re bored and want to hang out with their friends. The initial reports from China gave the misinformation that young people were less likely to become ill. This has put us all at risk.  Perhaps young people are less likely to die, but many have required ventilator support for severe illness and will likely be left with life-long lung damage. And they may be spreading the virus without any symptoms at all. 

We need to remind them that they have something very important to contribute.  They can be heroes and essential partners in slowing this unfolding drama. 

As a reminder:

Social Distancing Works

  1. Stay Home.
  2. Go out for essential errands only, plan ahead to minimize trips to common areas.
  3. If you are older or vulnerable, go early to avoid crowds.
  4. Go out for walks in the neighborhood. Keep 6 feet from others.
  5. Wash frequently, 20 seconds with soap and water or use hand sanitizer.
  6. Disinfect common surfaces frequently.
  7. If you have been exposed or have symptoms as listed below, you may have COVID-19. Call your doctor or the ER for instructions on testing and isolation precautions.

These may be the first symptoms you notice

Most people have classic symptoms, cough, fever, and shortness of breath. But still there are many with symptoms that mimic a cold or more common illness. That’s why we need to be especially vigilant to minimize  the continued spread. 

Stay informed. Be cautious. We have the ability to protect ourselves, our families, and each other. 

Please join us for a conversation about Coronavirus. We’ll be answering questions like: 

  1. How exactly is the virus spread? 
  2. What is the latest on testing? 
  3. Are the restrictions working? Are we making progress? 
  4. What might the future hold?
  5. How can we use this time to sty healthy and strong?

And responding to your comments and questions too.

The Zoom link above will bring you into the talk and will also be posted on our Facebook page at  Marin Wellness Today


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Please send or post questions. There will also be a chance to ask them during the talk. 

We are here for you with facts on how we can care for ourselves and each other as well as tips for thriving together as a community. Looking forward to connecting with you all.

To our continued good health,

Dr. Gail Altschuler



Meeting Details

Mar 26, 2020
10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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