Are masks effective? Is it worse than the flu? A COVID-19 Q&A with a UW doctor – New Day NW

Before the outbreak in China, coronavirus wasn’t a household name. It is now. With reports of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in more than 30 countries and with the busy travel season ahead of us, it’s important to know the facts.

In this interview, Dr. Helen Chu, an infectious diseases specialist at UW Medicine goes over how COVID-19 is spread and what precautions we can take when traveling.

Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering has put together an interactive map with live updates that tracks the spread of COVID-19 cases:

Additional resources:
CDC Official COVID-19 Website
CDC Travel Information for COVID-19

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