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WAS MORE WIDESPREAD AND EASIER TO GET FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR

TO GET FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.

FAMILY MEMBERS. BACK TO YOU GUYS.

BACK TO YOU GUYS. >> ALL RIGHT, JOE, BACK TO YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT, JOE, BACK TO YOU. >> DR. TORRES IS BACK WITH US

>> DR. TORRES IS BACK WITH US AND WERE JOINED ON FACE TIME BY

AND WERE JOINED ON FACE TIME BY A COLORADO NURSE RECOVERING FROM

A COLORADO NURSE RECOVERING FROM A SERIOUS CASE OF THE

A SERIOUS CASE OF THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS COVID-19. LISA, FIRST THINGS FIRST.

LISA, FIRST THINGS FIRST. YOU LOOK GOOD.

YOU LOOK GOOD. HOW ARE YOU FEELING THIS

HOW ARE YOU FEELING THIS MORNING?

MORNING? >> IM FEELING REALLY GREAT THIS

>> IM FEELING REALLY GREAT THIS MORNING.

MORNING. I STARTED MAKING A TURN FOR THE

I STARTED MAKING A TURN FOR THE BETTER ON MARCH 14th.

BETTER ON MARCH 14th. IVE GOTTEN MORE ENERGY BACK.

IVE GOTTEN MORE ENERGY BACK. THE ONLY THING THAT IM HAVING

THE ONLY THING THAT IM HAVING RIGHT NOW IS JUST A LITTLE

RIGHT NOW IS JUST A LITTLE FATIGUE AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

FATIGUE AND SHORTNESS OF BREATH. >> THIS STARTED BACK IN

>> THIS STARTED BACK IN FEBRUARY.

FEBRUARY. YOU WENT ON A TRIP TO HAWAII.

YOU WENT ON A TRIP TO HAWAII. YOU FELT LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE

YOU FELT LIKE A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL, A LITTLE YUCKY.

FEEL, A LITTLE YUCKY. YOU SAID YOU WERE FEELING PAINS

YOU SAID YOU WERE FEELING PAINS IN YOUR NECK AND THOUGHT IT WAS

IN YOUR NECK AND THOUGHT IT WAS HOW YOU WERE CARRYING YOUR

HOW YOU WERE CARRYING YOUR BACKPACK.

BACKPACK. WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THIS WAS

WHEN DID YOU REALIZE THIS WAS SOMETHING SERIOUS?

SOMETHING SERIOUS? >> I REALIZED IT WAS SOMETHING

>> I REALIZED IT WAS SOMETHING SERIOUS.

SERIOUS. MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH STARTED

MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH STARTED HAVI FEVERS MARCH 1st, 2nd AND

HAVI FEVERS MARCH 1st, 2nd AND 3rd.

3rd. I DIDNT START FEELING BAD UNTIL

I DIDNT START FEELING BAD UNTIL THE 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th.

THE 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th. ON THE 8th IS WHEN I ASKED HIM

ON THE 8th IS WHEN I ASKED HIM TO TAKE ME FOR THE EMERGENCY

TO TAKE ME FOR THE EMERGENCY ROOM BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I WAS

ROOM BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I WAS ABOUT TO COLLAPSE EVERY TIME I

ABOUT TO COLLAPSE EVERY TIME I TOOK A BREATH.

TOOK A BREATH. IT WAS SHORTNESS OF BREATH.

IT WAS SHORTNESS OF BREATH. MY LOWER RIBS STARTED HURTING

MY LOWER RIBS STARTED HURTING REALLY BAD.

REALLY BAD. >> YOURE A NURSE.

>> YOURE A NURSE. WAS IT EASY TO GET THE

WAS IT EASY TO GET THE CORONAVIRUS TEST AS OF A COUPLE

CORONAVIRUS TEST AS OF A COUPLE WEEKS AGO?

WEEKS AGO? >> WELL, IM A PRACTICE NURSE, I

>> WELL, IM A PRACTICE NURSE, I HAVE A LITTLE CLINIC IN TOWN.

HAVE A LITTLE CLINIC IN TOWN. I WENT IN.

I WENT IN. I DIDNT EXPECT I HAD THE

I DIDNT EXPECT I HAD THE CORONAVIRUS AT ALL.

CORONAVIRUS AT ALL. I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS A CASE OF

I THOUGHT MAYBE IT WAS A CASE OF THE FLU.

THE FLU. I DID CHECK FOR THE FLU BEFORE

I DID CHECK FOR THE FLU BEFORE THAT.

THAT. I WENT TO OUR CLINIC AND GOT A

I WENT TO OUR CLINIC AND GOT A FLU TEST FOR MY HUSBAND AND I,

FLU TEST FOR MY HUSBAND AND I, AND THAT WAS NEGATIVE.

AND THAT WAS NEGATIVE. SO I KIND OF SUSPECTED MAYBE I

SO I KIND OF SUSPECTED MAYBE I MIGHT HAVE IT BUT I WASNT 100%

MIGHT HAVE IT BUT I WASNT 100% SURE.

SURE. YOU KNOW, IT WAS REALLY SCARY AT

YOU KNOW, IT WAS REALLY SCARY AT THE TIME, SO I WENT AND GOT THE

THE TIME, SO I WENT AND GOT THE FULL WORK UP.

FULL WORK UP. >> AS MENTIONED, YOU ARE A

>> AS MENTIONED, YOU ARE A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL

HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL YOURSELF.

YOURSELF. WE HAVE ONE HERE, TOO, DR.

WE HAVE ONE HERE, TOO, DR. TORRES, ALSO FROM COLORADO, I

TORRES, ALSO FROM COLORADO, I BELIEVE.

BELIEVE. I KNOW, LISA, YOU HAD SOME

I KNOW, LISA, YOU HAD SOME QUESTIONS YOU WANTED TO ASK DR.

QUESTIONS YOU WANTED TO ASK DR. JOHN.

JOHN. FIRE AWAY.

FIRE AWAY. >> I DO.

>> I DO. ON MARCH 22nd, THEY SAID I COULD

ON MARCH 22nd, THEY SAID I COULD GO BACK OUT IN THE PUBLIC AND

GO BACK OUT IN THE PUBLIC AND IM REALLY SCARED.

IM REALLY SCARED. IM SCARED TO GO BACK IN THE

IM SCARED TO GO BACK IN THE PUBLIC.

PUBLIC. IM SCARED ABOUT GETTING --

IM SCARED ABOUT GETTING -- REINFECTING ANYBODY, GETTING

REINFECTING ANYBODY, GETTING REINFECTED MYSELF.

REINFECTED MYSELF. HOW LONG WILL I BE A CARRIER?

HOW LONG WILL I BE A CARRIER? >> THATS VERY UNDERSTANDABLE,

>> THATS VERY UNDERSTANDABLE, ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR PATIENTS.

ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR PATIENTS. IF YOU HAVE A VULNERABLE

IF YOU HAVE A VULNERABLE POPULATION, YOU WANT TO MAKE

POPULATION, YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOURE NOT IN EFFECTING

SURE YOURE NOT IN EFFECTING THEM.

THEM. THERES TWO CRITERIA.

THERES TWO CRITERIA. TEST TWO TIMES 24 HOURS APART,

TEST TWO TIMES 24 HOURS APART, IF YOU DO THAT YOU CAN GET

IF YOU DO THAT YOU CAN GET RELEASED FROM ISOLATION.

RELEASED FROM ISOLATION. THE OTHER IS SYMPTOM-BASED.

THE OTHER IS SYMPTOM-BASED. IF YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE GONE AWAY

IF YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE GONE AWAY BUT YOU HAD SYMPTOMS SEVEN DAYS

BUT YOU HAD SYMPTOMS SEVEN DAYS AGO, WHEN IT STARTED.

AGO, WHEN IT STARTED. SERVE DAYS WITH SYMPTOMS, THEY

SERVE DAYS WITH SYMPTOMS, THEY HAVE GONE AWAY.

HAVE GONE AWAY. YOU EITHER HAVE SYMPTOM-FREE --

YOU EITHER HAVE SYMPTOM-FREE -- YOUR FEVER HAS GONE AWAY THREE

YOUR FEVER HAS GONE AWAY THREE DAYS WITHOUT ANY KIND OF ISSUES

DAYS WITHOUT ANY KIND OF ISSUES OR YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE COMPLETELY

OR YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE COMPLETELY RESOLVED.

RESOLVED. >> IM SORRY.

>> IM SORRY. I DIDNT FOLLOW THAT.

I DIDNT FOLLOW THAT. I DONT GET IT.

I DONT GET IT. YOU DONT HAVE SYMPTOMS FOR

YOU DONT HAVE SYMPTOMS FOR SEVEN DAYS AND A FEVER FOR

SEVEN DAYS AND A FEVER FOR THREE.

THREE. >> AS LONG AS YOU STARTED

>> AS LONG AS YOU STARTED GETTING SYMPTOMS SEVEN DAYS AGO

GETTING SYMPTOMS SEVEN DAYS AGO AND YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE GONE AWAY

AND YOUR SYMPTOMS HAVE GONE AWAY AND YOURE FEVER-FREE THREE

AND YOURE FEVER-FREE THREE DAYS.

DAYS. THAT MEANS NOT TAKING ANY

THAT MEANS NOT TAKING ANY MEDICINE BEFORE THE TESTS.

MEDICINE BEFORE THE TESTS. >> GETTING TWO TESTS IN 24 HOURS

>> GETTING TWO TESTS IN 24 HOURS IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY SINCE PEOPLE

IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY SINCE PEOPLE ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ONE

ARE HAVING TROUBLE GETTING ONE PART.

PART. >> THATS WHY THEY DID THE

>> THATS WHY THEY DID THE SYMPTOM PART OF IT.

SYMPTOM PART OF IT. I JUST CONFUSED EVERYBODY.

I JUST CONFUSED EVERYBODY. ITS CONFUSING.

ITS CONFUSING. >> JUST STAY HOME, LISA.

>> JUST STAY HOME, LISA. >> DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE

>> DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

QUESTIONS? >> I AM SCARED ABOUT THAT,

>> I AM SCARED ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE I DID GET THAT

BECAUSE I DID GET THAT INFORMATION, 14 DAYS QUARANTINE,

INFORMATION, 14 DAYS QUARANTINE, TWO NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS TWO

TWO NEGATIVE COVID-19 TESTS TWO DAYS APART.

DAYS APART. LATER THEY CALLED AND SAID 10

LATER THEY CALLED AND SAID 10 DAYS ISOLATION AND I DONT NEED

DAYS ISOLATION AND I DONT NEED ANY TESTING.

ANY TESTING. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL.

I DONT KNOW WHAT TO FEEL. I DONT WANT TO INFECT ANYBODY

I DONT WANT TO INFECT ANYBODY AND I DONT KNOW HOW LONG ILL

AND I DONT KNOW HOW LONG ILL BE A CARRIER.

BE A CARRIER. IVE CLOSED MY CLINIC DOWN UNTIL

IVE CLOSED MY CLINIC DOWN UNTIL APRIL 1st, THE MIDDLE OF APRIL

APRIL 1st, THE MIDDLE OF APRIL RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IM JUST

RIGHT NOW BECAUSE IM JUST REALLY SCARED.

REALLY SCARED. >> YOURE TAKING THE RIGHT

>> YOURE TAKING THE RIGHT MEASURES TO MAKE SURE YOUR

MEASURES TO MAKE SURE YOUR PATIENTS ARE SAFE.

PATIENTS ARE SAFE. THATS PROBABLY THE MOST

THATS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO AT

IMPORTANT THING YOU CAN DO AT THIS POINT.

THIS POINT. IF YOUVE TESTED TWICE OVER

IF YOUVE TESTED TWICE OVER 24-HOUR PERIOD, YOU DID THAT,

24-HOUR PERIOD, YOU DID THAT, YOURE NOT GOING TO BE A CARRIER

YOURE NOT GOING TO BE A CARRIER AND NOT PASS IT ON TO ANYBODY

AND NOT PASS IT ON TO ANYBODY ELSE.

ELSE. ITS PRUDENT TO GIVE THAT EXTRA

ITS PRUDENT TO GIVE THAT EXTRA PERIOD OF TIME.

PERIOD OF TIME. ITS A VULNERABLE POPULATION.

ITS A VULNERABLE POPULATION. >> THANK YOU FOR TALKING TO US

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