As we all learn more about back to school plans for our kids and prepare them to return to class, largely in-person, COVID-19 may be front and center. But there are a few other medical concerns you may still need to address. Carleen Wild spoke with Dr. Shari Eich, an Avera Family Medicine Physician about immunizations.
“And we try to give them another lease on life so that they’re, they’re healthy they’re happy. Their quality of life is high, and they can see their family and do the things like what she’s doing, which is taking care of her great-grandchildren,” said McCaul.
"And you're feeling alone and isolated. And now that they're able to see their families, there's a smile on their face. They seem much more peaceful there. They see a reason to just keep going," said Ronk.
"We continue the screening. We try to continue as much as possible, the six feet distancing... in all of this there's handwashing you know there's good hygiene, to try to make sure that we don't have spread during the summer," said Kueter.
Dr. Jason Knutson, a young, family medicine physician, knows all too well how important and life-saving the work is that he and his colleagues do. It was only a year-and-a-half ago that he needed them to save his own life.
People who have recovered from COVID-19, could help others who have it, and are in a dire situation.
Avera has joined a coalition of more than one thousand hospitals across the country, to test the effectiveness of convalescent plasma therapy as a treatment for some cases of COVID-19.