Becker's Healthcare October 15, 2020
Richard Fogel, MD, Chief Clinical Officer, Clinical & Network Services, Ascension

Over the past seven months, COVID-19 has impacted nearly every aspect of our lives. As we continue to find safe and creative ways to navigate our new reality with this virus, it’s worthwhile to reflect on what we’ve learned along the way.

Here are 10 observations about COVID-19 that immediately come to mind:

1. The virus doesn’t care who you are. A virus is a piece of genetic material (in this case RNA) surrounded by a protein capsule. If you breathe in enough particles of the virus, you’re going to get COVID-19. It’s that simple. Anyone can get it.

2. Testing isn’t 100 percent. Medical testing isn’t perfect and can sometimes lead to a false sense of security. There are...

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