Should We Get Tested for COVID as Gatherings Resume? We Ask the Doctor

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Currents News Staff

As economies reopen, we’re reminded the coronavirus is still here. And so, conditions change and questions remain.

Florida is one state that’s not alone in seeing a spike in new cases. It’s happening in many areas: Arizona, Utah and New Mexico all reported 40-percent more cases during the first week in June than the week before.

Is this because the virus is spreading, or is it because more testing is happening? What numbers should you be looking at to get an understanding of how sick your state is? 

Many are now planning outdoor activities with family again, or vacations. Everyone wants to see loved ones again, and some are taking the precaution of getting tested before their vacation or event.

When should a person get tested, and how long does it take to get the results. Should you get it two weeks in advance, in case you’re positive and have to quarantine?

Meanwhile, protests are still happening, and now President Trump has decided to re-launch his campaign rallies. Should we be worried about another wave of coronavirus?

Johnson and Johnson are about to start human trials of a vaccine, but how promising is it, and when can we expect to have a vaccine available to the public? 

To offer his insights and answer some of these questions is Dr. Robert Tiballi, an infectious disease expert with the Catholic Medical Association.

Send Currents News your questions about the coronavirus at And tune in on Fridays – the doctor could have an answer.