I’m Doctor Manoj Pawar, Chief Medical Officer at Mutual of Omaha.
As a medical doctor, a topic that’s a major focus of my attention is Coronavirus, or COVID-19.
Hearing from family, friends, patients, and customers like you, I understand first-hand how challenging this pandemic has been, and the strain it continues to create in our daily lives, both physically and emotionally. While we want to stay safe, it’s hard to not see friends or family in person as we would like.
Here’s the thing. While there’s no cure or vaccine available as of yet, remember that in the midst of everything going on there is good news.
Researchers across the globe are working around the clock to create a vaccine. We learn new things every day — from how the virus works to the effectiveness of new treatments. Every day we’re one step closer.
The other thing that gives me hope is that we know how to help reduce our exposure... and you have the ability to take control of your own risk of infection. Avoid the 3 C’s: Closed spaces, crowded places, and close-contact situations. Simple things such as following physical distancing guidelines, wearing a mask, and washing your hands for 20 seconds with warm, soapy water, can help stop the spread.
In this case, little things mean a lot.
Another small thing you can do to help protect yourself is to have as much reliable information about the virus as you can. That’s why we created this page for you. We know there’s conflicting information out there, and we wanted you to have trustworthy, up-to-date information on things related to COVID-19. Some topics you’ll find here include...
- What your Medicare coverage covers
- Telehealth options
- How to deal with stress
- And more
So take your time and check out what we have here. As we have new information, we’ll be sure to update this page.
During uncertain times, it’s reassuring to have things you can count on. Mutual of Omaha is one. We're here for you and will continue to be.
Thank you and stay safe.