Watch: Uniting to save lives
Early data has shown so far that African Americans are at higher risk of death from COVID-19. The virus doesn’t discriminate, so how can this be? Some leading Advocate Aurora Health experts and local community leaders in Chicago and Milwaukee share advice and important information on how we all must take steps to do our part to slow the spread of the virus.
Dr. Tony Hampton, a family medicine physician with Advocate Medical Group, explains the racial disparity, and shares preventative steps and tips on how to keep healthy while at home.
“We need to make sure we are eating real foods, avoiding processed foods, and exercise 3-4 days a week with enough time to recover. These are just a few of the ways to help strengthen our immune systems,” he says.
Dr. Kern Reid, physician and Medical Director at Aurora Sinai Medical Center, encourages everyone to do their part. “It’s important for us to be responsible for our own health, but at the same time, it’s important to recognize the welfare of those around us in the community and those we care for at home.”
“Let’s stay at home when matters are not essential, let’s stay at home and live,” says Bishop Simon Gordon, Senior Pastor of Triedstone Church of Chicago.
And Kim Murphy, FOX6 Milwaukee journalist, stresses we all must “stay home and save lives.”
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