Pediatricians offer advice for families weighing summer vacation plans against COVID-19 – WLWT Cincinnati

When Dr. Wafa Nasser saw scenes of crowded beaches last weekend, she couldn’t believe her eyes.”I’m appalled. I’m appalled,” Nasser said. “But that’s me as a pediatrician.”Nasser, whose The Whole Child Pediatrics is located in Independence, Kentucky, said she worries families with young children risk exposure to COVID-19 when they travel if they don’t make social distancing a priority. “I just want parents to be cautious and wary,” she said.Count Blaise Durio and his family among those in the cautious camp.”Part of summer is visiting family. And we haven’t been able to do visiting family who we’re not quarantined with,” Durio said.As Durio’s son, Cameron, drove a remote-controlled car at Eden Park on Friday, it was clear the lure of the open road remains appealing even with the coronavirus lurking.”We are trying to find a way to break out to a little short trip. We have relatives in Michigan and we’d like to visit them,” Durio said.Social media is filling up with tips on ways to avoid the virus during a summer trip. Advice includes staying on a hotel’s first floor to keep kids away from crowded elevators. Nasser likes that idea and the idea of staying far away from others.”If it is possible, I think that you should stay in just a rental home,” Nasser said. “A lot of times these homes have full kitchens, so you could cook in the kitchen. You don’t necessarily need to go, you know, out to restaurants.”She and other experts said
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