AdventHealth physician on COVID-19: ‘This is a marathon’

Fla., ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 21, 2021 – The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division is lower this week, suggesting the post-holiday surge in cases may have peaked, but masks and other precautions are still critical for controlling the pandemic, said Dr. Vincent Hsu, epidemiologist and AdventHealth’s infection control officer.

“Remember, this is a marathon,” Hsu said today during the AdventHealth Morning Briefing . “While, we’re hopefully in the home stretch, any stumbling or any falls are going to delay getting to the finish line.”

AdventHealth doctor discusses coronavirus on camera

Hsu said the drop in hospitalized patients is encouraging, but people in the community must continue to wear masks, practice social distancing and continue frequent handwashing to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

He also encouraged patients who need medical care to see their doctor or go to the ER rather than delay treatment. Hsu said AdventHealth has exhausted its supply of vaccines for now, but will offer more when supply is available.

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We encourage you to refer to the video on the Life at AdventHealth Central Florida Facebook page to pull direct quotes from Hsu.