Pediatrics in a Pandemic: Q & A with Dr. Gary Kirkilas

Pediatrics in a Pandemic: Q&A with Dr. Gary Kirkilas Andrea Kelly A College of Medicine – Phoenix pediatrician shares his observations about the impact of COVID-19 and encourages parents to use facts for health decisions. Tuesday University of Arizona Health Sciencessunglasses-1284419_1920.jpg Gary Kirkilas, a pediatrician at the UArizona College of Medicine – Phoenix, predicts that child drownings will increase this summer amid the pandemic. More children stuck at home means more exposure to swimming pools, particularly inflatable ones, he says.HealthCollege of Medicine - PhoenixCOVID-19Media contact: Gerri Kelly University of Arizona Health Sciences 602-827-3036gkelly@arizona.eduFor the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's  COVID-19 webpage.For UANews coverage of COVID-19, visit  https://uanews.arizona.edu/news/covid19.Gary Kirkilasis sharing some difficult news related to COVID-19 that parents may not even be considering: He expects an increase in child drownings this summer, and he's sounding that alarm to help raise awareness about pool safety.Dr.Kirkilas_headshot.jpg Gary KirkilasKirkilas is a father of three, a pediatrician at Phoenix Children's Hospital and an assistant professor at theCollege of Medicine – Phoenix.He saidmore children are home without camps and other summer activities that have been canceled because of the pandemic. Inflatable pool sales have skyrocketed this s...
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