Interview with Kathryn A. Phillips, PhD, author of Expanding Use of Clinical Genome Sequencing and the Need for More Data on Implementation
Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, of Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital returns to JAMA's COVID-19 Q&A to provide an update on developments in the pandemic. She is a signatory of the recent John Snow Memorandum emphasizing the importance of public health interventions to manage the spread of COVID-19. Recorded October 22, 2020.
The costs of the coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented in their dimensions:
David M. Cutler, PhD, of Harvard University discusses financial costs: the $16 trillion virus.
Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University discusses the costs to communities of color in excess deaths and bereavement.
Charles R. Marmar, MD, of NYU Grossman School of Medicine discusses the mental health costs. Recorded October 20, 2020.
Andy Slavitt, MBA, discusses recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic and the US response. Slavitt is former Acting CMS Administrator in the Obama administration, board director at the United States of Care in Washington, DC, and a Distinguished Health Policy Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Recorded October 16, 2020.
The National Academy of Medicine has recommended that racial minority populations receive priority for vaccination because they have been hard hit by the pandemic and are "worse off" socioeconomically. US law is inconsistent on whether race/ethnicity can be an explicit criterion for achieving equity and diversity. Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, of Georgetown University and Michelle A. Williams, ScD, of Harvard T.H. Chan School of ...
Interview with Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc, author of Sensible Medicine—Balancing Intervention and Inaction During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The US Surgeon General’s office has released a report emphasizing the importance of making hypertension control a national public health priority. Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, MD, MPH, the 20th US Surgeon General, discusses the report's background and recommendations. Recorded October 7, 2020.
Peter Marks, MD, PhD, directs the US FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) and will "call the balls and strikes" on any COVID-19 vaccine, according to FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. He joins JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD, for an update on vaccine progress to date and prospects for pre-election political interference in the FDA approval process. Recorded October 5, 2020.
On October 2 the US National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine issued its consensus Framework for Equitable Allocation of a COVID-19 Vaccine. William H. Foege, MD, MPH, emeritus distinguished professor of International Health at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, cochaired the committee that authored the report and discusses its recommendations. Recorded October 2, 2020.
Interview with William H. Shrank, MD, author of De-adopting Low-Value Care: Evidence, Eminence, and Economics
Anthony S. Fauci, MD, returns to JAMA's Q&A series to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded September 25, 2020.
Michael T. Osterholm, PhD, MPH, returns to JAMA's Coronavirus Q&A series to discuss the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. He is director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) at University of Minnesota and a veteran of pandemic planning. Recorded September 23, 2020.
Hydroxychloroquine and convalescent plasma approvals by the FDA under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) protocols have raised concerns the agency is under withering political pressure to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine before it is proven safe and effective. Joshua Sharfstein, MD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, University of Michigan, discuss implications for public healt...
Interview with Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, author of Regulatory Decision-making on COVID-19 Vaccines During a Public Health Emergency
Interview with Atul J Butte, MD, PhD, author of The Case for Algorithmic Stewardship for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technologies
New data show unfavorable US trends in hypertension and obesity, with communities of color doing worse. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases Director Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, and National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Director Gary H. Gibbons, MD, discuss the implications for COVID-19 outcomes and public health. Recorded September 10, 2020.
Interview with Deborah Korenstein, MD, and Daniel J. Morgan, MD, author of Improving Physician Communication About Treatment Decisions: Reconsideration of “Risks vs Benefits”
A conversation with Jonathan A. C. Sterne, MA, MSc, PhD, of the University of Bristol, Todd W. Rice, MD, MSc, of Vanderbilt University, and Janet V. Diaz, MD, of the World Health Organization (WHO) on the latest research supporting the use of hydrocortisone and dexamethasone for treatment of COVID-19 ARDS. Recorded September 2, 2020.
Interview with Catherine Lucey, MD, FACP, author of The Transformational Effects of COVID-19 on Medical Education