Double Whammy Winter

Summer is about to end and Americans need to be alarmed of the fact that the upcoming fall and winter months will be a lot more challenging to survive than ever. On the outbreak of the flu season, the U.S. will have to worry about not one, but two contagious viruses.

Dr. Robert Redfield, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently stated, “The actual risk is that we will have two circulating respiratory pathogens at the same time”. We know the flu is a deadly virus which can itself cause disease and death. It is more lethal, especially for elderly people and those who have underlying health conditions. The devastation caused by the rash of coronavirus has made it more frightening for the citizens of the U.S.

As states have reopened, over 100 countries in the U.S. are titled as “Coronavirus Hotspots”. This virus is unfamiliar and its vaccine is still under-testing. Dr. Haase, SDI’s Medical Director said, “An enormous challenge that we have with COVID-19 is that it has a long incubation period, from the time when an individual is exposed to the virus to when they eventually develop symptoms.”

A flu vaccine might be one way to help prevent influenza. But even though flu vaccines are safe and effective, they aren’t very effective against coronavirus. CDC remarked that flu viruses and the virus that causes COVID-19 will both be spreading during the fall and winter season. For these conditions, getting a flu vaccine will be a lot more important. The most dreadful possibility is having flu (and other respiratory illnesses) and COVID-19 at the same time.

According to the data from China, we believe every coronavirus case infects about 2 to 2.5 additional people. That’s higher than the flu. The average patient spreads the flu virus to about 1.3 people. This is the reason this year the American public should reconsider their thoughts and follow all the preventive measures given by the CDC.

The tools America has been using for months are: maintaining social distancing by standing at least six feet apart, wearing a face mask, washing hands—are still the best protection against pruning the effects of coronavirus. The vaccine to fight this virus will be ready by late 2020 or early 2021.

I believe that we need to learn to coexist with the virus as we search for a vaccine. Testing will enable us to understand the persons affected and then make calculated decisions for patients and the community.

Our team of industry-leading scientists and medical professionals, SDI, has developed an accurate testing model to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4 -step testing COVID-19 model includes: Test, Track, Treat, and Isolate.

Our viral RT-PCR RNA test was allowed under the FDA (EUA) which is 99.9% accurate. We use it as the first diagnostic method to determine if an active COVID-19 infection is present in the patient.

It’s not the virus versus a certain class. It’s the virus versus mankind.

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