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The Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19)
The rapid spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 has caused alarm on a global scale. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared this rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak a pandemic, and countries around the world are dealing with the continued rise in confirmed cases. Social distancing to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus has created a new normal. Currently, researchers continue to develop potential treatments and are commencing clinical trials to test new therapies and vaccines. Healthcare providers, pharmacies, & hospitals are working together to care for increasing numbers of infected patients.
What is COVID-19
Coronaviruses are an extremely common cause of colds and other upper respiratory infections. COVID-19, short for “coronavirus disease 2019,” is the official name given by the World Health Organization to the disease caused by this newly identified coronavirus.
It has spread so rapidly and to so many countries that the World Health Organization has declared it a pandemic (a term indicating that it has affected a large population, region, country, or continent).
How is COVID-19 Spread?
The coronavirus is thought to spread mainly from person to person. This can happen between people who are in close contact with one another. Droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes may land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into their lungs.
People of any age should take preventive health measures like frequent hand washing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask when going out in public, to help protect themselves and to reduce the chances of spreading the infection to others.
Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the virus does cause symptoms, common ones include dry cough, fatigue, low-grade fever, body aches, nasal congestion, and sore throat. However, COVID-19 can occasionally cause more severe symptoms like high fever, severe cough, and shortness of breath, which often indicates pneumonia. Source: Harvard
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Pharmacies Role in COVID-19 Pandemic
“As a vital part of the healthcare system, pharmacies play an important role in providing medicines, therapeutics, vaccines, and critical health services to the public. Ensuring continuous function of pharmacies during the COVID-19 pandemic is important. During the pandemic, pharmacy staff can minimize their risk of exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19 and reduce the risk for customers by using the principles of infection prevention and control and social distancing.” Source: CDC
T&C Pharmacy takes patient & staff safety seriously. T&C’s Patient Protection Plan provides policies implemented to optimize protection & well-being. By limiting contact, utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), performing consistent sanitation and hygiene, T&C continues to provide medications and supplements to 12 states & D.C.
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What Town & Country Compounding is doing to keep you and your medications safe
- Curbside Pickup or Shipping Only for all Rx’s and nutritional supplements- the the public is not allowed into building at this time to ensure the safety of everyone.
- Personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn by everyone on staff (masks and gowns have always been required for compounding).
- Your medication is prepared by a pharmacist or technician using clean gloves, as always.
- Personal devices are sanitized before entering the pharmacy.
- Hands are washed and surfaces surfaces are sanitized constantly throughout the day.
- Employees have been asked to reduce their risk of exposure by minimizing contact with those outside of their immediate living situation, and to wear masks in public during the quarantine period.
- If an employee has been around anyone that has been recently ill or exposed to COVID-19, they are asked to remain at home.
What You Can Do for “Extra” Precautions
- If you are sick, please allow us to overnight ship, please do not come curbside.
- Protect your immune system. See T&C Recommended Immune Support Supplements
- Purchase hand sanitizer from T&C when you place your order.
- If medication is shipped, try to keep shipping boxes outside of your house and wash your hands after touching the boxes before touching the contents inside. * this is general advice for anything from anywhere that is shipped to you!
Supplement Use during Pandemic
Town & Country Compounding is the trusted source for expert advice & highest quality supplements to enhance the immune system during this Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. It is very important to choose high grade supplements and get professional advice from expert pharmacists when making choices for yourself and your family. Not all supplements are created equal! With our supplements, the QUALITY goes in before our label goes on.
Your immune system is a multifaceted, complex system that protects you from internal and external harmful substances. Your immune system differentiates pathogens and foreign substances from your own cells and helps to destroy or inactivate these substances. Maintaining a healthy immune system is not just a matter of taking vitamins or supplements. You require a comprehensive plan of proper diet, rest, stress management, exercise and nutritional support to keep your immune system operating at its best.
However, even with the best of lifestyles, your immune system can be challenged. Your body faces its greatest immune system challenge during cold and flu season, or when it is subjected to other viral infections. At these times, nutritional supplements that help to stimulate your natural immune function can be very helpful.
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