Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A

Conversations with experts and frontline clinicians about the COVID-19 pandemic, hosted by editors from the JAMA Network.

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May 24, 2022 12 min

What a Post–Roe v Wade US Might Look Like for Physicians; SARS-CoV-2 RNA Can Persist in Stool Months After Respiratory Tract Clears Virus

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    As the White House’s COVID-19 Response Coordinator, Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, plays a critical role in the federal government’s continued response to the pandemic. In this Q&A with JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, Jha details current thinking and federal planning around additional boosters, testing trends, and treatment for COVID-19.

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    Interview with Peter Watkinson, MD, and Julia Hippisley-Cox, MD, authors of Neuropsychiatric Ramifications of Severe COVID-19 and Other Severe Acute Respiratory Infections. Hosted by John Torous, MD, MBI.

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    Misinformation about COVID-19 (such as around vaccines, masks, and ineffective drugs) has circulated widely during the pandemic, and much of this misinformation is protected by the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment. Professor of Surgery and Perioperative Care and Professor of Law William M. Sage, MD, JD, from the University of Texas at Austin, is interviewed in this JAMA podcast.

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    The health care workforce has yet to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is a concerning trend of increasing numbers of physicians leaving the workforce. JAMA Health Forum Editor John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Deputy Editor Melinda Buntin, PhD, discuss with Bianca Frogner, PhD, of the University of Washington new findings that show how all segments of the health care workforce have struggled, with more pronounced effects amon...

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    Interview with Michael Springer, PhD, and Andrew Bo Liu, authors of Association of COVID-19 Quarantine Duration and Postquarantine Transmission Risk in 4 University Cohorts Hosted by Angel N. Desai, MD, MPH.

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    Pregnant and recently pregnant individuals who become infected with the COVID-19 virus are at high risk of requiring extra medical care. JAMA Associate Editor Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, from University of California San Diego discusses the rapidly evolving data around COVID-19 and vaccine effectiveness and safety as it relates to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fertility with 3 experts in the field: Laura E. Riley, MD, from Weill Cornel...

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    For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic public health emergency, state Medicaid programs elected to maintain eligibility for Medicaid recipients in exchange for increased federal funding. In this podcast, Dr Laura Dague of the Bush School of Government & Public Service at Texas A&M University discusses her JAMA Health Forum article finding that this policy was associated with the higher Medicaid enrollment seen during the...

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    January 31, 2022 20 min

    Interview with Steven Woloshin, MD, MS, author of At-Home Self-Testing Kits for SARS-CoV-2: A Randomized Trial Assessing How Consumers Interpret and Act on Possible Test Results. Hosted by Deborah Grady, MD, MPH.

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    Interview with Walter S. Gilliam, PhD, and Thomas S. Murray, MD, PhD, authors of Association of Child Masking With COVID-19–Related Closures in US Childcare Programs. Hosted by Angel Desai, MD.

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    Three members of President Biden’s former COVID-19 Advisory Board—Luciana Borio, MD, Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, and Mike Osterholm, PhD—discuss their recent JAMA Viewpoints, providing their ideas on strategies for public health as COVID-19 transitions from pandemic to endemic. Hosted by JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD.

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    Former CDC Executive Secretariat of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Amanda Cohn, MD, joins JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, for the latest on the need for vaccination and boosters, vaccine misinformation, and tackling the pandemic from a global perspective. Recorded January 6, 2022.

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    December 6, 2021 38 min

    Infectious disease experts Adam Lauring, MD, PhD, and Carlos del Rio, MD, join JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, for a discussion of the newly emerged Omicron variant, the potential for a 2021-2022 "twindemic" with flu, and the latest COVID-19 clinical updates. Recorded December 1, 2021.

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    October 26, 2021 20 min

    COVID-19 Crisis Advances Efforts to Reimagine Nursing Homes; Moving COVID-19 Testing Out of the Clinic and Into the Home; The Lingua Franca of Addiction—Stigmatizing Words That Wound

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    October 6, 2021 24 min

    The longstanding shortcomings of the US nursing home model became more visible during the COVID-19 crisis. Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, a geriatric nurse practitioner and president of the John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City, discusses the challenges skilled nursing facilities face and shares her vision for nursing homes that better serve residents and support the workforce.

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    Canadian law gives the country’s individual provinces and territories primary responsibility for coronavirus containment and mitigation. JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, MSJ, from the University of Michigan and Allan S. Detsky, MD, PhD, from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, discuss the national pandemic experience, including public health responses to infection and vaccine allocation, from fall 2020 through summe...

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