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COVID-19 Update – March 2020

Educational Objective
Review March 2020 update on COVID-19
0.5 Credit CME

Coronavirus testing, mortality, vaccine development, containment vs mitigation, and more. Anthony S. Fauci, MD discusses the latest developments in the global spread of COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD.

- What's the difference between COVID-19 and SARS-CoV-2? (01:15)

- What's the status and accuracy of diagnostic testing in the US? (01:58)

- What's the case-fatality rate for the virus? (05:31)

- Scientific advances and vaccine development (25:06)

- Are current clinical trials providing a picture of treatments? (13:41)

- Risk communication: how do we present information so there's faith that it's accurate? (15:24)

- Risk groups (children, the elderly, pregnant women) (16:26)

- Containment vs mitigation vs quarantine vs isolation (19:10)

- Protecting the elderly and nursing home resident (23:52)

- Public health prospects in Latin America, Africa (26:35)

- Will coronavirus wane in warmer months like influenza? (27:52)

- Why is anxiety so high about this disease? (29:19)

- Does the US have capacity to care for COVID19 infection? (31:03)

- What is your daily schedule like? (32:23)

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