Facts vs Fear: COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak Video 2020


Review of COVID-19 worldwide crisis by a medical doctor, March 23, 2020. Dr. Darryl J. Gebien MD, MSc.

Peer-reviewed by medical professionals

Information provided here should not be considered medical advice; individuals should consult their physician re: their specific health situation. The views presented are strictly mine. I do not have any financial interest or ties to, and have not received any financial compensation from pharmaceutical industry. No endorsement of 3rd party products or services should be implied

Other Useful COVID-19 Videos (as seen on my COVID-19 channel):
1) https://youtu.be/PWzbArPgo-o (Ninja Nerd Science)
2) https://youtu.be/dSQztKXR6k0 (Vox)

Online COVID-19-Registered Disinfectant Lists:

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