Notes from the Doc

Percentric Brief April 13th, 2020

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Good morning,

I’m Bryan Fine, MD, MPH, CEO & Founder of Percentric. This e-newsletter – always evolving – focuses on keeping you well by addressing both non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 health concerns. We work hard to keep it real, and real-time.

1. A Percentric COVID-19 Webinar & EQA Session

Join me TODAY, April 13th from 12-1pm EST for a short (20-30m) webinar with EQA session (“Every Question Answered”) with yours truly, Bryan Fine:

Practical HR Considerations for COVID-19 Return-to-Work:
A Physician’s Perspective and Customized Guidance
Sponsored / Supported by: Entrepreneur Organization

Click here for the details

Click here to join the Zoom presentation and use Password: 359648

2. COVID-19 Update

This weekend brought the somber news that COVID-19 has caused more than 20,000 deaths in the US, the most of any nation in the world.

3.  Social distancing

I don’t know about you, but this social distancing thing seems to be getting harder for my family the longer we do it. We know it’s important, but sometimes it’s nice to have a visual reminder like this of why we’re saying no to all the fun things we want to be doing:

4. COVID Sucks, People Don’t

Mr. Rogers taught us all to “look for the helpers” in times of crisis to protect ourselves from getting overwhelmed. Check out this podcast by John Green, aptly titled “COVID Sucks, People Don’t,” for a modern day take on that idea.

5. Ask a Percentric Doc

Today’s question: “I saw on the news that not all bleach kills coronavirus. Will what I have work?” Bleach is bleach, right? Not exactly. You might have seen this news brief on Clorox Splash-less Bleach, which says that the product isn’t a disinfectant. If you look a little closer at the company’s statement, you’ll see they don’t say it won’t disinfect, just that it isn’t “certified” to do so. In other words, it wasn’t specifically tested to make sure it kills germs, so the company can’t legally say that is does. My take? As long as sodium hypochlorite is the active ingredient in a product, and as long as it’s not overly diluted, it should kill most germs, including coronavirus. If you don’t want to be reading ingredient lists and figuring out proper dilutions, though, you can just be safe and use products from this list that the EPA has approved to kill coronavirus.

Stay safe, smart, and sane.


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