Delmarva Today 07-10-2020 Part Two

Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Michael Murphy
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Wilson’s guest this week on Delmarva Today is Doctor Michael Murphy.  Dr. Murphy is an emergency medical physician affiliated with the Peninsula Regional Medical Center in Salisbury, MD. Dr. Murphy discusses the status of the pandemic in Maryland and the Salisbury area. He also talks about how our knowledge of the virus has grown over the last five months and how treatment has changed as well. In addition he discusses how the virus itself has changed or mutated and how that has affected treatment. In terms of the issue of children going back to school this fall, Dr. Murphy briefly reviews a study of transmission by children done by the French. The study indicates that children appear to show fewer telltale symptoms than adults and be less contagious. The study was used to provide a justification for school reopenings in countries from Denmark to Switzerland.  Dr. Murphy emphasizes that this is just one small study but the results do indicate that children might be less contagious than adults. Concern for teachers, administrative staff, and others remains an issue however.