Podcast – COVID-19 Top Myths and Updates with Dr. Tom Moorcroft
Description: Between the latest online fads and the crazy media headlines, it’s easier than ever to get confused about your health. If you want to make better decisions about your health today so you can feel better and live longer, you’ve come to the right place.
I want to address some of the most common myths surrounding the topic that is on everyone’s mind right now 1 COVID-19. I don’t want you to panic, but there are important medical facts that I want to make sure that you are hearing. I know how hard it can be to separate facts from myths in this rapidly changing environment that we are all suddenly living in, and I want to give you the facts so that you can make informed decisions today that will keep you safe and healthy.
I want to share with you the conversation that I had with infectious disease expert Dr. Tom Moorcroft. He has been working with infectious diseases for over a decade, and has joined me to address some of your most pressing questions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and what it means for your health. Dr. Tom has the perspective and voice of reason that we are all looking for in these uncertain times. He shares the information you need to know about safe medication options, the potential for future vaccines, and how to know when it’s time to visit your doctor. He also offers several doable action items that you can start today to improve your overall health and increase your ability to fight this coronavirus.
[1:07] Today’s topic is COVID-19, it’s most common myths and the latest medical updates.
[2:03] Dr. Tom dives right into two of the most common myths that he has heard surrounding the coronavirus — preliminary medicinal testing with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, and the the advantages and dangers of ace inhibitors, including using acetaminophen over ibuprofen.
[7:34] Will drinking hot water or using a hair dryer in your nose protect you from COVID-19?
[9:50] Dr. Tom offers a realistic time frame for a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine to hit the market.
[12:24] A look at the rapidly changing testing, self-quarantine, and social distancing guidelines and what it all really means for the average healthy person.
[16:18] Will a facemask protect you from contracting the coronavirus?
[18:50] Unprecedented levels of public transparency and involvement has made a significant difference in the ability of countries to contain the spread of the virus.
[19:24] Secondary levels of exposure can most effectively be prevented by staying home, advice that applies to everyone from elderly people to millenials and young children.
[21:45] How dangerous are the packages that are being delivered to your house? Or the fresh and packaged foods that you’re bringing into your kitchen?
[24:38] A list of the most important things that you can do to boost your immunity, reduce stress, and minimize your chances of being severely affected by COVID-19.
[28:32] Dr. Tom shares his recommendations for when sick people should be tested for coronavirus.
[34:26] Under what circumstances should a sick person go to Urgent Care to receive acute care? If you are considering self-medicating with leftover prescriptions, it’s time to contact your doctor.
[39:22] Dr. Tom predicts the short- and long-term future of COVID-19, including global testing, seasonal fluctuations, and the danger and importance of the cases that are going untested and unreported.
[44:01] When can we realistically expect to see the end of this period of social isolation? Dr. Tom reflects on the possibility of developing a natural immunity to this coronavirus.
[47:18] Are there immune supporting herbs that can help you fight the coronavirus?
[51:12] Is it a good idea to wash fruits and vegetables with dish soap? Best practices for handling produce and cooking in your kitchen during this pandemic.
[57:58] Do you have a topic you’d like me to cover? Contact me on Facebook or Instagram using #medicalmyths.
To learn more:
“Everything is in the preliminary stages right now. We don’t need to start jumping on every medicine bandwagon that comes along.” — Dr. Tom Moorcroft
“Scientists and medical researchers are doing the best they can with limited resources, but what we’re learning on the frontlines doesn’t translate across society at the moment.” — Dr. Tom Moorcroft
“When we rush new vaccines to market, we often find we’ve missed the safety and efficacy steps.” — Dr. Tom Moorcroft
“There are so many things that we can control in this situation — when we go to sleep, getting fresh air and sunshine, exercising and reducing stress every day.” — Dr. Tom Moorcroft
“In a weird way the coronavirus has brought us all together. We’re physically apart but we’re all coming together and making choices that help each other.” — Dr. Tom Moorcroft