Middle age individuals and seniors. More people have other sickness the disease will be more severe. Kids usually have better immune system, may or may not get infection, but they can infect others, while they may not be looking sick
Urgent Care or your primary care doctors can’t help you. Emergency rooms are recommended for patients who have pneumonia or shortness of breath, Especially if they had a trip to anywhere reported the disease, or they have symptoms that needs Oxygen or severe respires symptoms. Example if you are 55 years old and have been smoker and live in an area that people are coughing, and your local heath department declared there is reported Coronavirus, you feel shortness or breath and have fever. Don’t go to your Urgent Care, or your health department you need to go to Emergency Room, since you may need oxygen therapy or pulmonary support. Or you have kidney disease from diabetes you need to have a trip to your Emergency Room.
All viruses can cause “flu-like” symptoms. This in itself doesn’t mean you can’t hav flu and Coronavirus both. Coronavirus with all mortality can be one cause of your flu-like symptom. If you are suspicious, you should contact your health department to see if they recommend testing.
US have been very slow responding to crisis. By the time you get tested it may be is already late. Because either you have had it and passed on to someone else or you don’t have it. So, I guess general hygiene is the most effective way to prevent thr transmission. Any exchange of body fluid or close contact can cause a transmission of the virus.
People should not confuse testing with treatment and symptomatic or supportive treatment.
Patient should know event there is a test positive, there is no any antivirus proven to be effective against Coronavirus (Covid-19).
But if the symptoms should be managed like regular ”flu-like-symtoms”, and common cold. But this virus is 10 times more lethal than flu. Symptomatic relieve can be achieved by regular over-the-counter management and in worse case scenario in Emergency Room. There are a lot of unknown about transmission and pathology of this illness.
It is also important to know unlike flu there is no vaccine for this virus.
Disregard of cause , if you have chest pain or shortness or breath or any other life or limb-threatening emergency you should call 911.