As the winter nears, people have been concerned over the idea of a double epidemic, the Flu and the Coronavirus. Last year, the Coronavirus spread around the world towards the end of the flu season so the overlap was minimal. However, this year many people are scared of facing The Flu and The Coronavirus at the same time.
The Flu season comes around every winter. The Flu is a dangerous, highly contagious virus, and it can cause high fevers, fatigue, achy muscles, chills, sweats, and headaches and is spread by droplets that are released from one’s nose and mouth when one speaks, coughs, and sneezes. The flu infects about 8% of the population every year. Similarly, the Coronavirus also spreads from respiratory droplets that are released from one’s mouth and nose. COVID-19 is also a virus that is transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets. It spreads when someone talks, sneezes, coughs, and is in close contact with someone else.
Most experts are worried about the upcoming flu season and are preparing for another wave of Covid-19. Many people are expecting an extreme flu season with fewer vaccines and a severe strain on the medical system. As of October, the average hospital in Israel is at 49.31% capacity (and this not during the Flu season).
The overload of hospitalizations has caused a big strain on the medical system, making it a primary reason that Israel is being put under a lockdown during the Chagim (one of the most dangerous times when people gather together). Israeli experts are worried that the expected overload from the Flu and the Coronavirus will cause a further strain on the medical system. When this occurs, it is likely that there will be more patients with more acute symptoms who are not being properly treated and a higher infection and mortality rate.
We recommend that everyone take as many precautions as they can in order for them not to get the Coronavirus and the flu:
Israel is doing everything in its power to lower the numbers of people who are infected with the Coronavirus and keep the citizens safe!! We recommend that you follow the regulations and keep yourself and everyone safe!
Thank you for the zoom (and all your updates). It was great. I wish the news was like that. Straight forward, factual, unemotional. Bravo to both of you ladies!!
My experience with Ema Care has been so positive that I wanted to share it in case it could help someone else. Eight days ago my daughter, a Shanah Bet student, called to say she wasn’t feeling well and had symptoms of Covid-19. I was put in touch with an Infectious Disease specialist who recommended Ema Care. I reached Dr. Eliana Aaron easily and signed my daughter up. The next morning, Ema Care gave my daughter a telehealth exam and provided her with prescriptions, as well as a list of...
I would like to also add my compliments, you exceeded my already very high expectations. You can certainly send other schools our way for a recommendation.
-Mr. E. Naiman
Dear Dr. Eliana words simply cannot express how much you have done for all of us and so many others in keeping us informed, calming anxieties, and being such a wonderful and patient resource through such a difficult time. Wishing you much bracha and hatzlacha in the merit of all the countless mitzvot u have done to help so many through these trying times; mikol halev, ein milim and thanks so so much .
Gap Year Program Staff
Hello Dr. Aaron. I cannot thank you enough for providing not only crucial information but a framework that gave us stability and allowed us to function (instead of descending into chaos, which undoubtedly would have happened, if not for you). At the risk of waxing dramatic, I will tell you that when I think of what you've done these past couple of months, what comes to mind is Rav Yohanan Ben Zakai asking Vespasian to give him Yavneh ve-Hakhameha, thus saving the entire enterprise of Talmud...
I just wanted to say I think Dr. Eliana is one of the most rationale people providing the public with current information. I have no idea how I came across your Facebook page but I love what you say, just heard the one about reopening shuls, and the way you present it. clear, concise and factual. I work in Toronto on COVID 19 and just wanted to let you know that you are doing a fantastic job. I think here there are community doctors putting out information and I have told them they are too...