On Nov. 29, 2022, The Nemours Community Relations team put together a webinar featuring Dr. Alexander along with board-certified pediatrician Dr. Maria Petrini from Nemours Children’s Health Delaware and moderated by pediatrician Dr. Laura Chilcutt, a policy advisor to the external affairs team at Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. During the webinar, they opened the chat room to parents’ pressing questions about each of the tripledemic viruses - for example, how they spread, how they are diagnosed, and how they’re treated (or not treated). They also answered some general pediatric medicine questions, such as what constitutes a fever, when and for how long should a sick child stay home from school or daycare, and the role adults play in prevention. Here today, we present highlights from that Q & A session.
Carol Vassar, producer