Dr. Vin Gupta joined the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) to talk about COVID-19, the flu, and managing asthma on Dec. 10, 2020. He answered questions from viewers on:
- Protecting yourself from the flu and COVID-19 while managing asthma
- The flu and COVID-19 vaccines
- Helping students manage asthma in school during COVID-19
- The COVID-19 Vaccine: What We Know So Far
- Will You Help Prevent a Flu/COVID-19 “Twindemic”?
- 4 Things You Must Know About the Flu If You Have Asthma
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): What People With Asthma Need to Know
- What People With Asthma Need to Know About Face Masks and Coverings During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Is It COVID-19, the Flu, a Cold, Allergies or Asthma? Respiratory Symptoms Chart (English and Spanish)
- Cleaning Your Hands With Soap Vs. Hand Sanitizer: What Is Best to Protect Yourself From COVID-19 and Other Illnesses?
- AAFA's Asthma Action Plan (English and Spanish)
- COVID-19 and Asthma Toolkit for Schools
- Helping Students Manage Asthma in School
- How COVID-19 Could Affect School Health Care Plans
- What Forms Do You Need for School If Your Child Has Asthma?
- Improve Indoor Air Quality for a Healthier Home Environment
About Dr. Gupta
Vin Gupta, MD, MPA, is an Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, part of the University of Washington. A pulmonary and critical care medicine physician by training, Dr. Gupta has been caring for critical COVID-19 patients since the early days of the outbreak in Seattle. He helped a cross-sectoral team stand up the Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, the nation’s first effort to scale home-testing for COVID-19. His background in public health has focused on epidemic preparedness, with relevant roles at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Emerging Infections Program, the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility, the China CDC, and the Pentagon’s Center for Global Health Engagement. Finally, Dr. Gupta is a deployable critical care physician for the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps Reserves, medical contributor for MSNBC and NBC News, and term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.