COVID-19 Facts vs Myths: Insights from A Health Care Professional

July 22, 2020

COVID-19 Facts vs Myths:   Insights from A Health Care Professional


It seems like every other day network TV has new details about COVID-19.  While one minimize the risks, the other proclaims we’re on the verge of doom and gloom.  It can all be overwhelming.  And as I learned during my interview with Dr. Vladimir Markovic, Chief Medical Officer at the Hampton Roads Community Health Center (HRCHC), much of what we hear or read may or may not be accurate.  He says misinformation is spreading throughout communities, leaving people with half-truths and false details about how to protect themselves and their families.  During our interview below, Dr. Markovic helps identify the facts and the about COVID-19, based on information from the Center for Disease Control.





  • COVID-19 is a new virus which has spread quickly to many countries around the world


  •  Knowing the facts about COVID-19 symptoms, how the virus spreads and what you can do to stop it will help protect you and our community


  •  There is a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 so it’s important to check information has come from a reliable source such as the World Health Organization, a government health agency or the Hampton Roads Community Health Center.


The Hampton Roads Community Health Center is providing walk-up and drive-thru COVID-19 testing, at no charge.  To find a location near you and schedule your testing appointment:  call 757-393-6363, and press option #1