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Doctor Describes His Experience Getting Tested For COVID-19 | NBC News NOW

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NBC NEWS’ ALEXA SPOKE WITH ONE % DOCTOR WHO IS WAITING FOR THOSE DOCTOR WHO IS WAITING FOR THOSE TESTS ,% TESTS

,% ,% ,% % % >>> YOU’VE BEEN SELF-% >>> YOU’VE BEEN SELF-% QUARANTINING BUT YOU’RE ALSO A QUARANTINING BUT YOU’RE ALSO A DOCTOR % DOCTOR % WHAT HAPPENED? % WHAT HAPPENED? % >> THE WAY IT STARTED WAS I WAS >> THE WAY IT STARTED WAS I WAS ON A REGULAR WORK ROUTINE

% ON A REGULAR WORK ROUTINE % SUNDAY I HAD A SORE THROAT % SUNDAY I HAD A SORE THROAT % LAST WEEK I FOUND OUT THREE % LAST WEEK I FOUND OUT THREE % PATIENTS I SAW TURNED OUT TO BE PATIENTS I SAW TURNED OUT TO BE POSITIVE % POSITIVE

% I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR A % I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING FOR A % COUPLE WEEKS THE PRECAUTIONS % COUPLE WEEKS THE PRECAUTIONS % AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC % AS RECOMMENDED BY THE CDC % I WENT TO MY OCCUPATIONAL I WENT TO MY OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICES

% HEALTH SERVICES % THEY MADE ME QUARANTINE % THEY MADE ME QUARANTINE % I DID THE TEST ON TUESDAY % I DID THE TEST ON TUESDAY

% AND I’M WAITING FOR THE % AND I’M WAITING FOR THE % RESULTS % RESULTS % THE INITIAL FEW DAYS, A LITTLE THE INITIAL FEW DAYS, A LITTLE COUGH, BUT SINCE YESTERDAY, MY % COUGH, BUT SINCE YESTERDAY, MY % SYMPTOMS ARE A LITTLE WORSE SYMPTOMS ARE A LITTLE WORSE THAN BEFORE % THAN BEFORE % BUT YOU KNOW

% BUT YOU KNOW % >> I WAS GOING TO ASK, I MEAN % >> I WAS GOING TO ASK, I MEAN % FIRST AND FOREMOST, HOW ARE YOU FIRST AND FOREMOST, HOW ARE YOU FEELING? FEELING? >> WE’RE JUST GETTING ON WITH >> WE’RE JUST GETTING ON WITH OUR LIFE % OUR LIFE % BUT SINCE THIS IS A DIFFERENT % BUT SINCE THIS IS A DIFFERENT % KIND OF SITUATION, WE HAVE TO % KIND OF SITUATION, WE HAVE TO % BE A LITTLE MORE CAREFUL AND % BE A LITTLE MORE CAREFUL AND % MORE VIGILANT ABOUT HOW WE’RE % MORE VIGILANT ABOUT HOW WE’RE % GOING TO HANDLE THINGS % GOING TO HANDLE THINGS

% THE TESTING ITSELF HAS BEEN — % THE TESTING ITSELF HAS BEEN — % IT’S NOT BEEN EASY % IT’S NOT BEEN EASY % EVEN FOR COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE % EVEN FOR COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE % SYMPTOMS, EVEN THOUGH THE % SYMPTOMS, EVEN THOUGH THE % SYMPTOMS MAY NOT BE RELATED, SYMPTOMS MAY NOT BE RELATED, THESE SYMPTOMS ARE VERY, YOU THESE SYMPTOMS ARE VERY, YOU KNOW, COMMON WITH OTHER KNOW, COMMON WITH OTHER ILLNESSES TOO % ILLNESSES TOO % IT’S NOT THAT YOU ALWAYS WILL % IT’S NOT THAT YOU ALWAYS WILL % HAVE CORONAVIRUS OR COVID-19, HAVE CORONAVIRUS OR COVID-19, YOU MAY NOT

% YOU MAY NOT % SO IF WE DO TESTING, WE CAN SO IF WE DO TESTING, WE CAN CLEAR OUT SOME PEOPLE % CLEAR OUT SOME PEOPLE % MAYBE I HAD THAT % MAYBE I HAD THAT

% AND I WAS ASYMPTOMATIC AND % AND I WAS ASYMPTOMATIC AND % SPREADING TO PATIENTS % SPREADING TO PATIENTS % IF WE HAVE PROTECTIVE GEAR, WE IF WE HAVE PROTECTIVE GEAR, WE PREVENT THAT % PREVENT THAT % AND SECOND OF ALL, WE WILL KNOW AND SECOND OF ALL, WE WILL KNOW WE’RE ASYMPTOMATIC, WE’RE FINE, WE’RE ASYMPTOMATIC, WE’RE FINE, WE CAN MONITOR OURSELVES

% WE CAN MONITOR OURSELVES % >> WHEN ARE YOU EXPECTING TO % >> WHEN ARE YOU EXPECTING TO % GET RESULTS ? % GET RESULTS ? % >> INITIALLY THEY SAID IT WILL % >> INITIALLY THEY SAID IT WILL % BE 24 HOURS % BE 24 HOURS % BUT THEY WERE SO BACKED UP WITH BUT THEY WERE SO BACKED UP WITH SO MANY PROBABLY TESTING THINGS SO MANY PROBABLY TESTING THINGS THAT IT’S THREE TO FIVE DAYS % THAT IT’S THREE TO FIVE DAYS

% NOW I THINK THEY CHANGED TO A NOW I THINK THEY CHANGED TO A DIFFERENT LAB % DIFFERENT LAB % NOW TURN AROUND TIME IS NOW TURN AROUND TIME IS DECREASING % DECREASING % BUT I HOPE IF THERE’S A WAY TO BUT I HOPE IF THERE’S A WAY TO DECREASE THE TURN AROUND TIME % DECREASE THE TURN AROUND TIME % MORE, WHICH PROBABLY IS THERE, % MORE, WHICH PROBABLY IS THERE, % IT’S JUST THAT WE’RE CATCHING IT’S JUST THAT WE’RE CATCHING UP ON THAT

% UP ON THAT % IT WILL HELP PEOPLE TO MAKE IT WILL HELP PEOPLE TO MAKE DECISIONS AND DECREASE ANXIETY DECISIONS AND DECREASE ANXIETY >> IS THERE A MOMENT OR AN % >> IS THERE A MOMENT OR AN % EXPERIENCE THAT YOU CAN COMPARE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU CAN COMPARE THIS TO? % THIS TO? % >> IT’S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT % >> IT’S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT % CULTURE % CULTURE

% PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER THAN ME, PEOPLE WHO ARE OLDER THAN ME, THEY MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE MORE THEY MAY HAVE EXPERIENCE MORE THAN ME % THAN ME % I’VE BEEN IN MEDICINE SINCE — I’VE BEEN IN MEDICINE SINCE — I GRADUATED IN 1998 % I GRADUATED IN 1998 % MY EXPERIENCE IS 22 YEARS

% MY EXPERIENCE IS 22 YEARS % BUT NOT THIS WAY % BUT NOT THIS WAY % THIS IS UNCHARTED TERRITORY I % THIS IS UNCHARTED TERRITORY I % HOPE IT SLOWS DOWN FASTER AND %

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