February 26, 2020 – Dr. Sandra Kesh, Deputy Medical Director and infectious diseases specialist, shares information and dispels myths about the coronavirus outbreak.
“It’s highly likely that we’ll see significantly more coronavirus infections in the US. That said, the vast majority of infections and deaths have been limited to mainland China, in settings where access to healthcare is much more limited than what we have here,” infectious disease specialist Dr. Sandra Kesh, Deputy Medical Director at Westmed Medical Group in Purchase, NY, tells Health. Influenza, aka the flu, remains the bigger threat to the average person, she says. “Flu has already infected and killed tens of thousands more people in the world than coronavirus,” she says.