Furthermore, Medicare covers all medically necessary hospitalizations. For example, your doctor diagnoses you with COVID-19. Consequently, you remain an inpatient for the duration of your quarantine.
Likewise, Medicare Advantage plans provide you the same coverage benefits. Moreover, Medicare waives your copays for COVID-19 lab tests.
Whether you have Original Medicare or Medicare Advantage, Senior Healthcare Direct can help you choose and compare Medicare plans from the safety of your home. Call us at 1-855-368-4717 or get your quote.
917 new COVID-19 deaths on April 1, 2020
On April 1, 2020, 917 Americans died from COVID-19. The total number of American deaths is now 4,745. According to CNN, from January until April Fool’s day, President Trump has “minimized the risk of coronavirus.”
Trump has said:
“The virus might well vanish by April with the warmer weather, that the media and Democrats were overhyping the situation, and that this is their new hoax.”
Finally, on April 1, the facts are clear. COVID-19 is not vanishing in April. Moreover, President Trump said (for the first time):
“The situation is ‘bad,’ that the virus is not under control, that the country might well be heading into a recession, and that American life would not get back to normal for months.”
In this video press briefing, President Trump says he wants, “every American prepared for the hard days that lay ahead.” Moreover, Trump says, “It’s going to be a very tough two weeks.” (April 1 – April 14).
Experts Predict Huge US Death Toll
At White House briefing on March 31, 2020, Dr. Debroah Birx, the coronavirus response coordinator, makes a grim prediction. An IHME model by Chris Murray, at the University of Washington, predicts 100,000 to 240,000 Americans will die from COVID-19 in the next two months.
Most importantly, this prediction requires all American’s to engage in social distancing. Otherwise, the American death toll could be in the millions.
You can slow the spread of Coronavirus
To slow the spread of Coronavirus, all Americans must do the following:
- Restrict social gatherings to 10 people or less
- Stay at least 6 feet away from people (Social Distancing)
- Stay at home and shop online for whatever you need
If you ignore these guidelines, millions of Americans are likely to die. Experts predict a mountain of deaths between 1.5 million and 2.2 million if Americans fail to slow the spread of Coronavirus.
Medicare will cover the Coronavirus vaccine
Currently, scientists continue to work on COVID-19 vaccines. The estimated timeline for an approved vaccine maybe 12 – 18 months. When a vaccine becomes available, your Medicare Part D plan will cover it.
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