Dr. Oz joins has called in to check in on Elvis Duran and the Morning Show Friday morning, with updated news on COVID-19 and what our lives may look like after we come out of quarantine.
On Tuesday, Dr. Fauci that once the country begins to loosen lockdown restrictions, we should still proceed with caution, even saying he doesn't think we should ever shake hands again. “I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again, to be honest with you, not only would it be good to prevent coronavirus disease; it probably would decrease instances of influenza dramatically in this country.”
Dr. Oz agrees with this saying he doesn't think we should ever shake hands again and we should start thinking of other ways we can greet each other. He also explains how because we don't necessarily know who is infected, there really is 'no end' to social distancing. He tells Elvis Duran:
"I don't think there's any way for us to end social distancing," he continues, "There's no way for us to to pretend that older folks who say are over the age of 65, who have a chronic condition like a heart problem or high blood pressure diabetes, are safe with exposure to large numbers of people.."
"What happened in this country over the past month has basically pulled the emergency brake and we didn't fix the problem we just pulled the emergency brake," Dr. Oz explains, "It was a move we had to take because of the devastating consequences we would have faced and now we're probably going to have 60,000 people die instead of a 1,000,000 people which is good... but in order to prevent this being right back we started from, especially as it gets cold again when the virus probably will make its rounds as it often does these viruses tend to, we're going to want to be able to gradually go after these problems and--and squelch them right contain them where they are. But there's no way to do that if older folks are exposed."
Before Dr. Oz had to go he puts out a plea for dialysis nurses. "We're looking for dialysis nurses. So if you're a nurse who knows how to write a good machine please write a doctor to bring you here to put you up, you'll work it out I suppose.. in Europe we are desperate. We don't have enough people now, but we have machines so please come help dialysis nurses needed right now."
Listen to Dr. Oz's entire interview with Elvis Duran and the Morning Show above!