Can anyone receive the same COVID-19 treatment as President Trump?

Dr. Jen Ashton answers viewers’ coronavirus-related questions.
2:35 | 10/20/20

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Dr. Ashton, let's answer the viewer questions, can we? The general public have access to the same treatment that president trump has? The antibody cocktail probably not. There are about ten adults in the United States who have gotten it from their doctors under compassionate use. So theoretically yes. But in reality, no. When you go to the the remdesivir and dexamethasone is on the shelf in every hospital in the country and it's being used freely as is the remdesivir. Next question, I've read that live coronavirus was discovered on frozen food packages, what can you tell us about that? That's absolutely true. It was reported out of China. In routine surveillance. Again, what was really important here is that surface transmission or fomite transmission is not the major route of spread of this virus. This is a respiratory virus, spreads through the air, also there's a big difference between viruses are spread in other organisms and this virus not as easy, by all means clean your hands but the sanitizing and the disinfecting of food is really kind of a waste of time and virologists are advising against it. One more here. Something we're all a fan of. Intermittent fasting, can introducing this into your meal schedule reduce the quarantine 15 during the pandemic? Asking for a friend? When I got my degree in nutrition, I was particularly interested in this. There's a lot of good nutritional science in the literature. A big article published just over a year ago, about the cellular benefits of intermittent fasting. Also known as time-restricted eating. Lot of people generally eat between noon and 8:00 P.M., because it kind of works with our work schedule, there's a lot of cellular benefits, independent of weight loss. Could you lose a few pounds? Sure. But mostly with the quarantine 15, it's a matter of moving more and making better food choices, something we all need to do. You have a degree in anything else we need to know about? Definitely not. Every day you hit me with a new degree. When I got a degree in this -- nutrition as well. No, just the two. Any more questions for Dr. Jen, you can send them to her Instagram @drjashton. Our next guest here, what a resume. Speaker, writer, digital

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