Coronavirus Facts Only: Could nationwide protests cause an uptick in coronavirus cases?

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Monday, June 1st
 Dr. Fred Buckhold, a SLU Care general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. And Dr. Cassandra Haddox, director of the Emergency Department at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Buckhold says he is very concerned all the protests will cause coronavirus to spread.  His advice as a physician is try to avoid crowds, especially if you are older, always wear a mask and try to keep your distance from other people.  He also says you need to keep moving.  Don't stay in one place too long.  Dr. Haddox says emergency room visits to St. Mary's have been down 40-percent since the pandemic hit here.  She says many people are still afraid of picking up the virus if they go in for medical care.  A new survey confirms those fears -- with half of Americans saying they are delaying medical care out of the fear of getting the virus.  Dr. Haddox says that's really dangerous because putting off medical care only makes the health situation worse.  And she says hospitals and emergency rooms are doing everything they can to protect and separate patients to prevent possible transmission of the virus.