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Ventura County Launching New Effort To Get Those Most At Risk From Coronavirus To Protect Themselves

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Ventura County health officials say while seniors realize they are at high risk from coronavirus, some people with pre-existing health conditions like asthma aren’t fully aware of the danger.  The county is launching a new education effort targeting those people.

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin says people in high risk groups need to take more precautions than most.  What they are doing is compiling a list of medications used by those with pre-existing health conditions.  

They are preparing scripts to give to pharmacists when people get their medications, as well as handouts urging people to take steps like self isolation.

Dr. Levin says even when general distancing restrictions are eased, those consider high risk may still need to follow them.