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Clark County hosts 'tele-town hall' to ask medical experts questions, concerns related to COVID-19

Posted at 7:14 AM, Apr 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-15 12:41:53-04

UPDATE APRIL 14: Two infectious disease experts shared their wisdom on the spreading coronavirus pandemic Tuesday by answering questions from a concerned public live on teleconference.

Clark County broadcast the Q&A session with Dr. Shabada Asad, UMC medical director of infectious disease, and Dr. Luis Medina-Garcia, infectious disease physician, in an attempt to clear up misinformation and falsehoods spreading in Southern Nevada.

"We can try to figure this out as a community together," said Danita Cohen, UMC chief experience officer, while introducing the event.

The questions ranged from large scale to small with both doctors explaining that people should assume the disease is everywhere in order to promote healthy habits.

Cohen said the county would organize more Q&A sessions like this one, but didn't specify when they would take place.

Clark County Communications Director Eric Pappa said the first teleconference would be available on the county's Youtube and Facebook pages, and be rebroadcast on Clark County TV at the following dates and times:

-Tues 4/14 10:00 PM
-Wed 4/15 5:00 AM
-Wed 4/15 8:00 PM
-Thurs 4/16 3:00 AM
-Thurs 4/16 4:30 PM
-Fri 4/17 6:00 AM
-Fri 4/17 1:00 PM
-Fri 4/17 8:00 PM
-Sat 4/18 7:00 AM
-Sat 4/18 4:00 PM
-Sat 4/18 4:00 PM
-Sun 4/19 12:00 PM
-Sun 4/19 7:00 PM

ORIGINAL STORY: There is a tele-town hall today at 10 a.m.

You can submit questions to medical professionals on Clark County's social media sites, by emailing CCTV@ClarkCountyNV.gov, or using the Webex Meetings app.

To learn more visit ClarkCountynv.gov.