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Burger King, 8903 Annapolis Rd, Lanham, MD 20706, USA
Total all time reports: 1
Latest report: April 30, 2020 12:00 PM
Fast food worker potentially contracted and spread COVID-19
April 30, 2020 12:00 PM
“An employee at the Burger King has potentially been infected with COVID-19 and could have infected others. The restaurant closed voluntarily on Thursday, April 23, for a deep cleaning and made additiona ... l staffing arrangements to reopen on Friday, April 24. If you visited the restaurant earlier this week, please report it and any other location that you visited.
Source: wusa9.com ”
Worker tested positive for COVID-19 and returned without testing Negative, Eastern Metal Supply, 39324 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75232, USA
Eastern Metal Supply, 39324 Lyndon B Johnson Fwy, Dallas, TX 75232, USA
July 10, 2020 4:21 PM
“The company has had a worker test positive for covid-19 after being around other workers and letting the worker return back without retesting! The company won’t send any other workers to get tested because they don’t wanna pay or lose money, risking everyones health! The company is sorry and selfles ... s! ”
Broadway Mall, North Broadway, Hicksville, NY, USA
July 9, 2020 12:10 PM
“I work at old navy and I have to tell security everyday to put on their mask. They never wear their mask like ever. I do believe they lied about having the right filtration system just so they can open ”
Employee test positive for Covid-19, Coolidge Unified School District, 450 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA
Coolidge Unified School District, 450 N Arizona Blvd, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“A Coolidge Unified School District employee working at the meal distribution program tested positive for COVID-19. The program will be closed until Aug 10.
Source: pinalcentral.com ”
Additional employee test positive for Covid-19, Fat Heads Brewery, 17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130, United States
Fat Heads Brewery, 17450 Engle Lake Dr, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130, United States
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“A second employee at Fat Head's Brewery
Beer Hall in Middleburg Heights tested positive for COVID-19 on July 7
Source: fox8.com ”
Fifth Avenue, 215 W 5th St, Royal Oak, MI 48067, USA
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“Two additional individuals that have tested positive for Covid-19 reported being at the Fifth Avenue bar in Royal Oak, one on Saturday, June 20, and the other on Saturday, June 27. The new cases come a week after three people reported testing positive for the coronavirus after visiting the bar on th ... e evening of Friday, June 19
Source: freep.com ”
Pretoria, South Africa
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“Not feeling good, have some of the symptoms, scared to test, will behave as if I have covid-19 and take care of myself ”
Matson, 1411 Sand Island Parkway, Honolulu, HI 96819, USA
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“A Matson dock worker in Honolulu tested positive for COVID-19 on July 6.
Source: khon2.com ”
Employee test positive for Covid-19, MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave, Oxon Hill, MD 20745, USA
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“A dealer at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill has tested positive for COVID-19.
Source: nbcwashington.com ”
Five additional employees test positive for Covid-19, Chumash Casino Resort, California 246, Santa Ynez, CA, USA
Chumash Casino Resort, California 246, Santa Ynez, CA, USA
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“Five more employees at Chumash Casino Resort have tested positive for COVID-19. One is a custodian that last worked on June 21 and another worked Friday, June 19 through Monday, June 22.
Source: keyt.com ”
Houston, TX, USA
July 9, 2020 12:00 PM
“I live with my aunt and uncle. both of them tested positive for covid-19. i still don’t have any symptoms. i’m just waiting for it to hit me at this point. ”
Recent Interesting Reports
July 2, 2020 9:00 PM
“Company name: Transliquid Technologies LLC
Brand name: Mystic Shield
Product recalled: Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution
Reason of the recall: Undeclared methanol
FDA Recall date: July 02, 2020
Recall details: Company Announcement Transliquid Technologies LLC is voluntarily recalling al ... l Mystic Shield Protection Topical Solution, manufactured by Mystic Intl S.A. de C.V in Mexico City, and packaged in an 8.45 ounce (250 ml) bottles, to the consumer level. The firm’s independent testing found the products contain undeclared methanol. Risk Statement: Substantial methanol exposure “could result in nausea, vomiting, headache, blurred vision, permanent blindness, seizures, coma, permanent damage to the nervous system or death. Although all persons using these products on their hands are at risk, young children who accidentally ingest these products and adolescents and adults who drink these products as an alcohol (ethanol) substitute, are most at risk for methanol poisoning.”
To date, Transliquid Technologies LLC has not received any reports of adverse events related to the product in question. The product is an alcohol-based hand sanitizer used to reduce bacteria that potentially cause disease when soap and water are not available and is packaged in an 8.45 ounce (250 ml) blue or green labeled bottle with a white or transparent cap and bears a green or blue label identifying Mystic Shield Protection. The product was distributed between May 21, 2020-June 30, 2020 to select wholesale and retail customers in California, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Texas.
Transliquid Technologies LLC has accounted for and prevented distribution of a substantial majority of the product at the consumer level and is arranging for its return. Transliquid Technologies LLC is notifying its distributors and customers by email and first-class U.S. Mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Consumers, distributors, and retailers that have Mystic Shield Protection hand sanitizer, which is being recalled, should stop using and return to the place of purchase. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
July 8, 2020 12:00 PM
“Company name: Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Brand name: Lupin
Product recalled: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, 500mg and 1000mg
Reason of the recall: N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Impurity
FDA Recall date: July 08, 2020
Recall details: Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily ... recalling all batches of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg to the consumer level. As part of the ongoing assessment and continuation of the dialog with the FDA, additional analysis revealed that certain tested batches were above the Acceptable Daily Intake Limit for the impurity N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). Out of an abundance of caution, the company is recalling all batches of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg in the US. To date, Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
Risk Statement: NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen (a substance that could cause cancer) based on results from laboratory tests. NDMA is a known environmental contaminant and found in water and foods, including meats, dairy products and vegetables.
Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP is a prescription oral medication indicated as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve blood glucose control in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500mg and 1000mg is packaged in 60, 90 and 100 count bottles and was distributed nationwide in the US to wholesalers, distributors, drug chain, mail order pharmacies and supermarkets. The recalled NDC’s are included in the table below:
- Product: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP/ Strength: 500mg/ NDC: 68180-338-01 / Distribution Dates: 11/21/2018 - 05/27/2020
- Product: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP/ Strength: 1000mg/ NDC: 68180-339-09 / Distribution Dates: 11/21/2018 - 05/27/2020
- Product: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP/ Strength: 500mg/ NDC: 68180-336-07 / Distribution Dates: 11/05/2018 - 05/22/2020
- Product: Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP/ Strength: 1000mg/ NDC: 68180-337-07 / Distribution Dates: 11/05/2018 - 05/22/2020
Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is notifying its wholesalers, distributors, drug chain, mail order pharmacies and supermarkets by phone and through recall notification and is arranging for the return of all the recalled product NDC’s.
Patients taking Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 500 mg and 1000mg, are advised to continue taking their medication and contact their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider for advice regarding an alternative treatment. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, it could be dangerous for patients with this serious condition to stop taking their metformin without first talking to their health care professionals.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
Interview - Mai, Restaurant Owner in Taipei, Taiwan - Live Account of the Coronavirus Situation, Taipei, Taiwan
March 26, 2020 6:50 PM
“Interview - Mai, Taipei Taiwan:
This is a first-hand account from a restaurant owner in Taipei Taiwan of the coronavirus situation including: how the testing process works in Taiwan, how the country dealt with the initial outbreak, and the effect it has had on the people and businesses.
Hi ... , I'm Mai. I'm currently based in Taipei, Taiwan and I am a restaurant owner here. I own two vegan cafes here in Taipei. And it's been an interesting time with the virus coming around.
What's the current situation in Taiwan?
Actually, I'm sure, I mean it's been getting around on the news pretty steadily in the last week about Taiwan's containment and their efforts to kind of help the spread of the virus and they been doing an amazing job. For us, we've been dealing with it since January, so right when the Chinese government kind of started allowing information to get out, Taiwan was bracing from January. And they were getting ready for the lunar new year, which is a huge travel time for almost every country in Asia. They knew that it was going to be a huge potential risk with everyone traveling around, not just within Taiwan, but internationally. A lot of Taiwanese nationals work in China, so they were planning to fly back to Taiwan. We knew that there was going to be this really big first wave. And Taiwan was really ready for it and a lot of the Asian countries were really ready for it because of the SARS epidemic. They learned a lot from that previous experience and were able to leverage that for this epidemic.
Has testing been easy for people or has that been a problem for some people getting testing?
No, testing has been really great here. I think within about a month, one of the universities got the testing time down to about 15 minutes. And all the hospitals, we already have a national healthcare system. Everyone has a national health insurance card if you're working and if you pay taxes and you're registered into the system and all the hospitals are usually prepped and ready to handle a pretty large number of people. Testing was pretty swift here.
There was a second wave that happened after Taiwan initially had slowed up. How did that look and how did that impact everyone?
For the first wave coming back, they knew they kind of had to stop and contain the first wave. What they did was they stalled school, they pushed school back about three weeks college and K through 12. Everyone was kind of on an extended holiday from coming back from the Chinese new year. And then for the second wave, once it started exploding in Italy and moving over to the U S they quickly realized that international travel is going to be a huge problem. And another huge problem was because Taiwan did such a good job containing that first wave, there were still some tour groups that were still going abroad because it hadn't spread that far yet. We had some tour groups from Taiwan that went to Egypt and Greece. And so by the time they came back, they were actually carriers. And so that coupled with international travel kind of started the second wave. And that was I think about late February, early March. And so they basically put the airport on lockdown because Taipei is a huge hub. It's a huge international hub. To get into Asia, usually you come through either Japan or Taipei. And so they knew that that airport was a huge risk. But being an Island, a small Island nation, we only have two big airports and the biggest international hub is Taoyuan airport, the Taipei airport. They got a handle on that and we're just screening all the passengers that came in and getting all their information, you're asked to scan a QR code and fill out all your information so that they could track every passenger. At that point you were supposed to be self-monitoring, so no mandatory self-quarantine yet.
What does self-monitoring mean?
They have a list of things that you were supposed to be doing. You're supposed to be checking your temperature, being more aware of your respiratory system and basically checking in, that was about it.
How has it impacted people's behavior in Taiwan?
At first, it was during Chinese New Year. I remember one day I just went out and it was two days into the first reports of the Coronavirus coming into Taiwan. And mask, in Asia mask a normal thing. It's not if you're sick, if you are in a crowded space or you have allergies, it's normal to just wear a mask. No one thinks twice about it. But, I remember as a business owner, I was thinking, I should probably get some mask for my two stores. And I went out and everywhere was completely sold out. And that was when the first information about what kind of masks were needed was coming out cause people were buying all kinds of mask. People were kind of buying the respirators, the PITTA mask. And so that first wave of information was what mask you should be using, what helps, what doesn't help. Taiwan has been really good about trying to fight misinformation, The government constantly, consistently pushes out information to the public. And actually their newest campaign is with this, it's a Shiba. It's a Shiba that's telling you to not cough and wear your mask.
How has this impacted you personally?
That first few weeks when we're trying to find masks, we realize, this is going to be really serious. But the government seemed to have a handle on it because when that first mask panic buying happened, the government quickly stepped in and took mask off out of the private sector and they started rationing and only giving it to pharmacies which were covered by national health insurance. Then if you had a national health insurance card, you would go and they would scan you and then you would get a certain ration mask and then they increase production greatly. We realized that the government was going to handle this pretty well. But we started seeing the real effects of it, maybe for the second wave, the first wave we were okay. There was no social distancing or anything like that. But the second wave is when the government started pushing out no large gatherings, everyone needs to be taking their temperature. We've had to kind of put in new protocols at the restaurant. We currently hand sanitize everyone that comes in. Temperature checks are almost done at every place now. All the staff needs to be wearing masks at all times. And we've asked that anyone that's traveled internationally in the last 14 days to either stay at home or we don't allow them entry into the location. We've had to think really hard about how to make customers feel safe and guarantee my staff safety. That's been a huge, every day struggle to make sure that the staff really understands the seriousness and severity of this. And when offices went remote, that actually when it hit us the most, cause in one of our areas we have a lot of technology companies. And when they went remote we saw a huge decline in our daytime lunch customers. That was, that was a scary week. That was a really scary week.
Do you expect that restaurants and other businesses will be able to remain open for the near term?
So far there's hasn't been any talk of shutting down restaurants. Clubs have been voluntarily closing and some of the city governments have closed down and movie theaters and gyms, kind of large gathering places and the government has asked for gatherings, no larger than a hundred people. Anything above a hundred people has to be canceled. But Taiwanese people are really a little bit conservative so they are already pretty risk-averse. They are just kind of doing these social distancing, self-isolation things by themselves. A lot of communities have just decided to cancel their events, go online, make them all available online. The government hasn't had to mandate, closures. Some restaurants that are really popular have decided to do delivery only just to be on the safe side. They've taken these voluntary measures actually.
Now that you've been impacted by Coronavirus, do you have any message to people or any recommendations to people based on your experience?
I'm kind of seeing what's happening in other countries through news and my family, and hearing it from them. I think the biggest thing is the social responsibility that everyone should feel towards the greater community. Part of why Taiwan has been so successful is there is a very clear understanding that all the policies are for the greater community. You as an individual might not be necessarily affected or be in grave danger if you get the virus, but kind of there's this understanding that there are a lot of people at risk and so what you do is to keep those people protected. That's been really amazing to see. I would say the advice is to just try to think about the greater community and that your actions kind of ripple out and take care of each other. ”
Symptoms: Diarrhea Vomiting
March 17, 2020 8:43 PM
“Interview - Maroy, Lyon France:
This is a first hand account of the coronavirus situation in Lyon France, including one member of their community that has been diagnosed, and another working in a nearby hospital.
I am 25 and I'm living in Lyon in the east France and it's like the third ... region which is the most touched by the virus. And right now I'm at home since Monday the government told us to stay at home, so I'm not touched by the virus, but I know some, an old person who are touched by the virus. And I have a friend who is working in the hospital in the care units and she explained to me what the media is hiding and what's the truth behind this virus.
What area does your friend work in the hospital? And what is she seeing?
She's living in the South of France, Toulouse and she's in the care units. So she's working closely with the people who are in the worst situation in the hospital. So she see's a lot of cases everyday and everyday she's told me that it's worse.
Some of the materials state that it's mostly older people that are impacted, is that what she's seeing?
So at first in the media, they say that only old people and fragile persons who have a disease are impacted. But now this is not the truth. Now,people who are 23 years old, 25, 30 are impacted.
Have you heard anything about testing? Is it hard to get testing or is it easy to get testing?
Yes. One week ago I was talking with my doctor and we were talking about the virus and he told me, you know, we are talking a lot with the other doctors and I can tell you right now that we don't have in France,no testing, no tests anymore. We don't know if a person has a flu, if it's simple flu or the coronavirus and when he told me that I was really anxious because even the doctors can't diagnose now if this only a flu or if it's worse.
At the hospital, where your friend works? Is there enough room for people or are they worried about how much space they have?
No, unfortunately not. Now they are transferring patients to another hospital to welcome the patients who are infected by the virus. And I also heard that in some hospitals they are taking the children's room. So the services reserved for children, they are transferred to the care unit because they do not have enough room for them. They don't have enough places now.
Is there anyone that you know of or any people that you are aware ofthat directly, or through friends or family that have been diagnosed with coronavirus?
Yes, the cousin of my husband has been diagnosed so she's at home. She can't be at the hospital because there are too many people and they said that if she don't have struggle to breathe, she needs to stay at home. The government said that you can call emergency, only if you're struggling to breathe, if you should just have fever. Or a cough if you cough you stay at home, but really if you can't breathe you can call the emergency.
So now that you've had experience in France with coronavirus, and hearing about your husband's cousin and your friend at the hospital, what's your feeling about coronavirus and how serious it is? Are you concerned now that you have had direct impact?
Yes. I'm really mad get the government because they they take that too easily. They didn't do the right things at the beginning. People need to understand that this is really, really serious. And I'm pretty anxious because now yesterday I was doing shopping, so just to buy food and the all people in the grocery was afraid was wearing masks and there was nothing, people were struggling to find some pasta or something like that. And I'm really mad because we can see that a lot and a lot of people are infected by the virus. My friend who is nurse, is really afraid, she's really anxious, she's really scared to have it. She's pregnant and she needs to work even if she's pregnant. And I'm really mad against the government for that. I'm sure that if it took the good decision at the right time, they would not have a lot of cases like right now.
Is there any message that you have for people listening based on what you've learnt so far?
Don't take that too lightly. This is really my word, don't take that too lightly. When I see that in UK, they say that they are counting on the auto immunity of people. I just don't understand. If I have a thing to say it, don't shake hands, don't hug someone, wash your hands carefully, and just take it this really, really seriously. Because this is not a simple flu. It's bigger than that. ”
Golden Nutrition Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Capsules - recalled due to Unsubstantiated Health Claims on Label, Puerto Rico
June 23, 2020 8:01 PM
“Company name: Golden Nutrition Inc.
Brand name: Golden Nutrition Inc.
Product recalled: Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Capsules
Reason of the recall: Unsubstantiated Health Claims on Label
FDA Recall date: June 23, 2020
Recall details: Golden Nutrition Inc. of Opa Locka, Florida is recalling fou ... r (4) Lots of Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement Capsules because the label makes unsubstantiated health claims. The recalled Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement were distributed to distributors through orders. The distribution is in Puerto Rico where consumers are able to get the product via retailers.
The product of 60 capsules comes in a green 150cc PET Bottle, with a gold cap marked with lot and expiration number on the bottom of the bottle. The Lot and expiration numbers that are being recalled are the following: Lot:1493 with Expiration: 04/2023, Lot:1499 with Expiration: 04/2023, Lot:1513 with Expiration:05/2023, and Lot:1515 with Expiration 05/2023.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
The noncompliance with FDA regulations for label claims was noted after one of our distributors brought it to our attention. The label makes unsubstantiated health claims that the product “helps fight corona virus and influenza.” Consumers that use this product instead of seeking medical treatment run the risk of serious, life threatening health consequences. The production of the product has been suspended while the company works to correct the label. Consumers who have purchased the Anti-Viral Immune Enhancement are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
May 7, 2020 1:00 PM
“Company name: Becca Cosmetics
Brand name: Becca Cosmetics
Product recalled: Light Shifter Brightening Concealer
Reason of the recall: Potential Mold
FDA Recall date: May 07, 2020
Recall details: Company Announcement Out of abundance of caution, and in line with its commitment to consumer sat ... isfaction and safety, Becca Cosmetics is voluntarily recalling all shades of its Light Shifter Brightening Concealer because a brownish-black material identified as a common household mold was found on the sponge-tip applicator of some units. While this is unlikely to cause serious injury there is a potential risk of temporary skin and/or eye allergy and irritation.
To date, no adverse reactions or injuries have been reported. This product was manufactured in the United States and distributed nationwide. The below are the details of the product affected by this recall. No other Becca Cosmetics products are affected by this issue.
- Product Name: Becca Cosmetics Light Shifter Brightening Concealer
- Batch: 0030A, 9308A, 0052A, 0052C, 9291A, 9309A, 0036A, 0037A, 0038A, 0038B, 0041A, 9289A, 0062A, 0062B, 0062C, 9283A, 9284A, 9287A, 9288A
- Size: 3.2 mL (only size available)
- Product Description: Concealer wand with silver overlay, and a white secondary carton
- UPC: 9331137030037, 9331137030044, 9331137030051, 9331137030068, 9331137030075, 9331137030099, 9331137030082, 9331137030105
If you have this product, please stop using it and contact the place of purchase regarding a refund. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Check the full recall details on fda.gov
Source: FDA ”
McDonald's, North Reed Avenue, Reedley, CA, USA
April 17, 2020 11:57 PM
“I didn’t eat it but my Mcchicken had a black sliver in it and this was going to be eaten by my grandma and I went to have it replaced but they gave me the same ... felyhq.com/product/burger#scroll" title="Product: Burger">burger but took out the sliver after five people touching it too and tried to pass it off as a fresh burger and I have pictures of before and after but I don’t know how to attach pictures ”
Waffle House employee has coronavirus, Waffle House, 1849 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114, United States
Waffle House, 1849 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA 30114, United States
March 18, 2020 2:42 PM
“An employee at a Waffle House has tested positive for coronavirus, according to the restaurant. That employee works at the restaurant at 1849 Marietta Highway in Canton, Georgia and the location is temporarily closed.
"During the restaurant closure, we sanitized the restaurant thoroughly, using ... methods specifically designed to clean and disinfect," said the Waffle House Director of Public Relations Njeri Boss (...).
Waffle House said the employee last worked on March 1 and that the 12 co-workers who worked with that person were instructed to self-quarantine at their homes through Saturday, March 14.
Source: 11alive.com ”
6 employees tested positive - Veterans Program/SSVF, American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach,, 206 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX, USA
American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach,, 206 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, TX, USA
April 23, 2020 8:51 AM
“At least 6 employees at this location have tested positive for COVID 19. 5 other area awaiting results. If you were at this location within the last 2 weeks, please call Metro Health to report it. ”
March 17, 2020 2:35 PM
“Interview - Valorie, Pennsylvania
This is an interview with the parent of a presumptive coronavirus patient that was denied testing.
Valerie, thanks for joining us. Really appreciate it. Your situation relates to your daughter. Can you describe to us when she first felt sick and what ... the symptoms were at that time and what they've progressed to now?
Okay. It started on Wednesday night into Thursday. She had developed a deep cough, a dry cough, which only got louder over time as the only way I can describe it and more steady and it sounds like a pneumonia type cough. She also had a cold, a very severe cold, and then she finally didn't develop a fever until last night. So that's Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. That's how long it took to get a fever.
What was your experience in trying to get testing?
So today I did call her pediatrician exactly when they opened and I left an urgent message saying to please advise me what to do. My daughter now has all the symptoms of coronavirus and I don't even know if you're able to see her. And she said, no, you're right. We cannot see her. And she urged me to call a hotline. I even called urgent care, seeing if she could be seen there. They told me no, same thing call this hotline. So I called the hotline. I was on hold for approximately two hours the first time. I mean, because I estimate that because I was able to get myself and her fully ready to go, thinking that they were going to send us to the hospital wherever we needed to go to get tested. Okay. That never happened. I took a bath, had it on speaker phone, got everything ready, set us all. I mean we have a three person family and I had to hang up eventually because her pediatrician was calling me back with the response to the urgent message. The second time I was on hold, about the same amount of time I was on hold for a total of four hours today.
Is there any conditions that your daughter has that might make her higher risk or make it more urgent?
Yes, she has anemia and she is a very contractive person. I don't know why she gets sick every month with something in school. And that's why I looked at urging that please close the schools. Please close the schools because it just is going around. My daughter will be the one who gets it for sure.
And so do you have an idea of where she might have got it?
I honestly would have to say that it would be at school. Her sister didn't get it. I didn't get it. I was engaging in doctor appointments and kind of normal social activity until the end of next week because I figured sending them to school is just as bad as any of us going out into the public.
And so what are you the next steps that you plan to take given you've had a hard time getting medical care?
Well I plan on just calling the hotline again tomorrow. What the pediatrician did do, I guess to cover their own end of the spectrum. They sent over an urgent RX to the pharmacy for amoxicillin just in case. Just in case it is not a virus. Then if that doesn't treat it, that's how I know sooner. You know what to do. So if that doesn't treat it, and if I can't get through on the hotline, I just plan to drive to the hospital, which was designated as a location anyway through our healthcare system and go in myself and alert them ahead of time.
And what is your message to people that are concerned about coronavirus now that it's, it's something that you've seen firsthand. Do you have a message for other people?
A message that's kind of hard to come up with? Everybody's healthcare system is going to be different, if you don't succeed at first. There's got to be another step you can take. Be proactive. think of yourself, think of your family, and do whatever you feel is best, not what a hotline is telling you or say. And not exactly what your doctor's telling you or say. If you want to be tested, find a way. ”