Speaker:Joseph B. McCormick, MD and Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD Length:1:01:48 minutes
We will discuss the current state of the Pandemic, and the key factors associated with the surge in cases across the country. We will cover the transmission of the virus, the role of masks and the types of masks and their effectiveness. We will also cover the newly developed issue of airborne transmission, key to transmission inside of closed spaces. We will discuss the current understanding of the clinical picture of COVID19, the risk factors for severe disease and death, and current treatment including medications and plasma. We will discuss the array of tests currently available and their differing uses and interpretations. We will also cover the types of vaccines under investigation and the status of those studies.
Joseph B. McCormick, MD James Steele Professor of Epidemiology, UTHealth School of Public Health in Brownsville Adjunct Professor, UT School of Biomedical Informatics Adjunct Professor of Medicine, UTHealth McGovern SOM
Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, MD Professor of Epidemiology, Human Genetics & Environmental Sciences, UTHealth School of Public Health in Brownsville