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This Is How to Know If You Should Be Tested for Coronavirus

Best Life Logo By Diana Bruk of Best Life | Slide 1 of 7: By now, you probably know that the symptoms of coronavirus include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, aches and pains, and fever. The only problem? Those are also some of the symptoms of the common cold or the flu. And given that we're still in flu season, how do you know if you should treat your symptoms as coronavirus or something less serious? We spoke to Eudene Harry, MD, Medical Director at the Oasis Wellness and Rejuvenation Center in Orlando, Florida, to find out.Earlier this week, there were numerous reports of people being turned away at hospitals due to strict coronavirus testing criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said they would be removing those earlier restrictions on testing for coronavirus, and that anyone with a doctor's order could now qualify for testing. Wondering if your symptoms are "severe" enough to warrant going to the doctor instead of just staying home and drinking fluids? Here's what Harry has to say.

This Is How to Know If You Should Be Tested for Coronavirus

By now, you probably know that the symptoms of coronavirus include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, aches and pains, and fever. The only problem? Those are also some of the symptoms of the common cold or the flu. And given that we're still in flu season, how do you know if you should treat your symptoms as coronavirus or something less serious? We spoke to Eudene Harry, MD, Medical Director at the Oasis Wellness and Rejuvenation Center in Orlando, Florida, to find out.

Earlier this week, there were numerous reports of people being turned away at hospitals due to strict coronavirus testing criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). On Wednesday, Vice President Mike Pence said they would be removing those earlier restrictions on testing for coronavirus, and that anyone with a doctor's order could now qualify for testing. Wondering if your symptoms are "severe" enough to warrant going to the doctor instead of just staying home and drinking fluids? Click through the slideshow above to learn what Dr. Harry recommends.


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