What we know about how COVID-19 affects lungs

Dr. Jen Ashton discusses the questions being raised about the effectiveness of ventilator treatment.
0:44 | 04/17/20

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All right, let's get to your questions, Dr. Jen with us now. And Americans just hearing what the president said, talking about this phased in reopening. What should American workers prepare for as we get ready as a nation in the weeks and months ahead to come back to work? I think, David, it's all going to hinge on the ability to test and trace the logistics of that have to be worked out. It will determine how we protect the vulnerable populations, the elderly, people with obesity, diabetes. And again, raising the line of health care capacity in the system, so, when or if the cases go up again, we are ready to deal with it. Yes, prepared for any potential second wave. And as you said, Jen, testing is the key and that will be the big test for this country, if they're ready for this next round of tests. Jen, thank you for that tonight.

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