Your COVID-19 Questions Answered by Dr. Julia Getzelman


How do the symptoms of COVID-19 differ from seasonal allergies, flu, and the common cold? 

Can we still go over our friend’s or grandparent’s house for a play date?

How can we help our kids visual and understand the concept of social distancing?

Are kids with asthma, allergies, and/or eczema more prone to developing serious symptoms from contracting COVID-19?

My husband is traveling back from Italy – what should we do upon his return?

What are some of the precautions we should be taking in our daily routine to minimize exposure and spread?

…and many more questions addressed!

We have gotten lots of feedback and questions after posting the article on how to keep your family healthy and immunity building tips amidst COVID-19. As such, we sat down with Dr. Julia Getzelman from Getzwell Pediatrics to address some of the questions you have surrounding COVID-19 and how we can all pitch in to #FlattentheCurve and #StoptheSpread!

Here is what she has to say:

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An additional note from Dr. G:
“One silver lining from this pandemic is that moms and families are acting on behalf of the greater good of the community, since their own children don’t seem to be particularly at risk for severe illness or death. Our altruism will have wide-reaching effects in terms of protecting the vulnerable (elderly and immune-compromised), which helps us feel good about our actions amid all of the stress and uncertainty. We are all interconnected and interdependent, and this virus prevents us from ignoring that reality. This is providing an opportunity to heal our divisions.”


Thank you, mamas, for all that you do. Together, we can overcome these challenging times.

Remember, we are all in this together. We are with you.


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