Ask the Experts: Coronavirus and Parkinson's disease

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Questions about what the COVID-19 coronavirus means for the Parkinson’s community answered.

On Wednesday, March 18 at 10 a.m. ET our Facebook community tuned into our Facebook Live event with our National Medical Advisor, Dr. Michael S. Okun, and infectious disease expert, Dr. Frederick S. Southwick, both of the University of Florida, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence. Dr. Okun and Dr. Southwick were on hand to answer YOUR questions about the disease and discuss the precautions you and your loved ones should take to stay healthy.

Dr. Okun is Executive Director of the University of Florida's Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases and Chair of Neurology, as well as author of the books Parkinson’s Treatment: 10 Secrets to a Happier Life and the new book Ending Parkinson’s, due out in March 2020. Dr. Southwick is Professor of Medicine at the University of Florida and author of Critically Ill: A 5-point Plan to Cure Healthcare Delivery and the textbook Infectious Diseases: A clinical short course.

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