Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q&A

Conversations with frontline clinicians and experts about the COVID-19 pandemic... Show More

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US National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD, discusses the agency's new initiative to collaborate with other agencies and industry to accelerate development and testing of COVID-19 treatments and vaccines. Recorded May 19, 2020.

Related: Accelerating COVID-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV): An Unprecedented Partnership for Unprecedented Times

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The University of New Mexico's Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, speaks with JAMA's Jennifer Abbasi about the pandemic's mental and emotional toll on health care workers—and how they and their employers can safeguard their well-being.

Read the article: Prioritizing Physician Mental Health as COVID-19 Marches On

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Was the stay-at-home order in Illinois associated with different rates of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) compared with Iowa, which did not issue a stay-at-home order? Wei Lyu, MS and George L. Wehby, PhD join JAMA Network Open Editors to discuss a cross-sectional study comparing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in border counties in Iowa and Illinois to find out if issuing a stay-at-home order helped limit the spread ...

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Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, of the Perelman School of Medicine's Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, discusses the use of immunity licensing (immunity passports) as a means to restore public travel, activity, and the economy following the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded May 11, 2020.

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The Ethics of COVID-19 Immunity-Based Licenses (“Immunity Passports”)

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Ruoran Li, MPhil joins JAMA Network editors to discuss a comparative effectiveness study describing and comparing the intensive care unit and inpatient bed needs for patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in 2 cities in China to estimate the peak number of intensive care unit beds needed in US cities if an outbreak equivalent to that in Wuhan occurs. Read the article here: https://ja.ma/3cySE0m.  

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Preprint servers and professional discourse on social media sites like Twitter have been incredibly helpful in spreading useful information as the COVID-19 pandemic changes over time. But they clearly function as a double-edged sword, spreading information rapidly prior to traditional peer review. JAMA Network Open Editors Eli Perencevich, MD, MS and Roy Perlis, MD, MSc join us to discuss on JNOLive.

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Don Berwick, MD, MPP, of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, discusses choices societies and the medical profession can make to improve health care and reduce inequities as we move out of the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Anne Schuchat, MD, Principal Deputy Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), discusses evolution of CDC guidance and latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic. Recorded Friday May 1, 2020.

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April 29, 2020 32 min

The US spends more on health care as a proportion of its GDP than any other nation. Will the COVID-19 pandemic reduce or accelerate that spending? Sherry Glied, PhD, Dean and Professor of Public Service at New York University, explains. Recorded Monday, April 27, 2020.

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The Potential Effects of Coronavirus on National Health Expenditures

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Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH joins JAMA Network editors to discuss a randomized clinical trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of 2 chloroquine diphosphate dosages in patients with severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Read the editorial here: https://ja.ma/2JC5sGx.

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A new exhibit on the 1918 flu pandemic asks: What is an individual's responsibility to their community during a pandemic? Exhibit curator Jane Boyd and museum manager Nancy Hill take Jennifer Abbasi on a tour of the medical museum's new exhibit just weeks before the COVID-19 outbreak first emerged.

Pandemic Part 1: 1918 Flu Pandemic and COVID-19

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Twentieth-Century Lessons for a Modern Coronavirus Pandemic

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Medical historian Howard Markel, MD, PhD, director of the University of Michigan's Center for the History of Medicine, speaks with JAMA Fishbein fellow Angel Desai, MD, about lessons from the devastating 1918 flu pandemic. Markel discusses his research into the effects of social distancing on US death rates during the worldwide outbreak.

Pandemic Part 2: A Trip to Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum

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Twentieth-Centu...

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April 24, 2020 35 min

Marc Lipsitch, DPhil, an infectious diseases epidemiologist developing biological and modeling approaches to pathogen transmission and outbreaks, discusses evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic in summer and fall 2020. Originally recorded April 22, 2020.

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Management of COVID-19-related respiratory failure differs from what is necessary for ARDS. Rather than having alveolar edema, COVID-19 patients have pulmonary vascular dysregulation. Gas exchange is severely compromised with little reduction in lung compliance. Ventilatory support for COVID-19 patients requires higher than normal tidal volumes with minimal PEEP and allowance for higher than usual serum CO2 levels. How the unique p...

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April 22, 2020 27 min

JAMA Health Forum editors John Ayanian, MD, MPP, and Melinda Buntin, PhD, discuss changes in US health care and health policy driven by the coronavirus pandemic. Recorded April 16, 2020.

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Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, of Harvard University discusses public health strategies and policies for lifting shelter-in-place and quarantine and for returning the US to a new post-first-wave normal. Recorded Monday April 20, 2020.

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New York City coronavirus update from Mitchell Katz, MD, President and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal public health system in the United States. Recorded April 13, 2020.

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Questions about testing, chloroquine toxicity, duration of immunity and reinfection, and what to expect next are gripping the US as the novel coronavirus spreads. JAMA Associate Editor Preeti Malani, MD, professor of medicine and Chief Health Officer at the University of Michigan, discusses recent developments in a live conversation with JAMA Editor in Chief Howard Bauchner. Recorded on April 6, 2020.

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April 10, 2020 31 min

NIAID Director and Presidential Coronavirus Task Force Advisor Anthony Fauci, MD, discusses recent developments in the global COVID-19 pandemic with JAMA Editor Howard Bauchner, MD. Recorded April 8, 2020.

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