Associated Press and WHYY Radio Interview Dr. Lovett Regarding the Influenza Outbreak
According to some health officials in Pennsylvania, this is the worst start to a flu season in nearly two decades. The outbreak has already claimed more than twenty lives and the number of cases continues to grow.
Dr. Paris Lovett, medical director of the Emergency Department at Jefferson, is interviewed by the Associated Press about the situation. He explains that it is easy to spot flu patients in the emergency room at Jefferson because they are wearing yellow masks and they "look like they are suffering."
The article appeared in several news outlets including The San Francisco Chronicle, The York Daily Record and The Courier-Express.
Read the full "Flu widespread in state, health officials say" story.
On January 17, Dr. Lovett was also interviewed by WHYY Radio about wearing surgical masks when you think you have the flu and are going to be in close quarters with others. "Then it would be considerate and good practice to wear a mask," he says.
Read the WHYY story: "Should you mask up to fight the flu?"
Publication: Associated Press, WHYY Radio