Are hotels and resorts safe right now?

Dr. Jen Ashton has more answers to your COVID-19 questions.
3:12 | 07/28/20

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once again with answers to viewer questions about covid-19. Dr. Jen. Yep. Thanks for sticking around. All right, we've got the first question. If you are asymptomatic and test positive, how long should you consider yourself positive? This is a great question and also it really sheds light on something that we haven't seen that much yet because tests are in such short supply but the use of testing in asymptomatic people will be a key part of our surveillance. So a lot of people in various places are starting to try to look into this. If you get a positive result and you have no symptoms, there is no official guidance on this, so you go by ten days since that test was done. Again, it's hard to isolate yourself completely if you feel totally fine, but we know that up to 50% of people infected with covid-19 show no symptoms and they could be important in spreading, so ten days from when you get your test. Good to know. Next question, could the annual flu vaccine be impacted by all the focus on finding a covid-19 vaccine? It's hard to believe we're starting to talk about influenza season and the vaccine, but CDC has already published what strains will be available this flu season. Depending on which vaccine you get, it could be three strains, four strains. Those vaccines are already made. They're based on estimates going on in the southern hemisphere about what we may see circulating here in the U.S. September, October is when you start to see a vigorous campaign to get your influenza vaccine. It will be arguably more important this year than ever to

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