COVID-19 Daily

COVID-19 Daily

News Updates PLUS Physician and Expert Interviews As America recovers, the team at RadioMD keeps you up-to-date with COVID-19 news plus featured interviews with expert guests; anchored by Caitlin Whyte. Your comments or story suggestions at Covid19@RadioMD.com.

Episodes

December 28, 2020


Sales of Christmas trees are booming this year, the Fauci Effect is driving up applications to medical schools, and COVID surges are wrecking contact tracing efforts.

One of the many negative effects of the pandemic is that it has made Americans even more sedentary - and the effects of this are long-lasting. With the continued rising number of Coronavirus cases, more people are staying at home, working remotely, and getting less exe...

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How to have fun socializing in the cold, 911 is reaching its breaking point, and the CDC says 450,000 U.S. deaths are possible by February.

This holiday season, parents are facing the difficult decision of whether or not to travel to see their loved ones. Even before the pandemic, holiday travel with children can often be a stressful ordeal. But now, parents will encounter additional demands to keep their family safe. 

Dr. Gary Kirki...

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More Americans are now willing to get vaccine, more kids are getting the coronavirus, and COVID long hawkers have another obstacle ahead of them: health insurance. 

The number of children who have tested positive for COVID-19 is expected to surpass 1,000,000 very soon. Which is scary for parents especially as we plan for school breaks and winter holidays.

Dr. Alison Tothy sat down recently on the podcast Healthy Children, she is a pe...

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The growth of COVID-19 conspiracy theories is eroding belief in safety measures, cooking fatigue sets in as the pandemic drags on, and what are the rules of a Zoom wedding?

Although our celebrations will be very different this year, there is one part of the festive season that has not changed: Holiday Stress. People around the globe are still taking on a dizzying array of seasonal demands like shopping for gifts, baking cookies, and...

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COVID patients are also being diagnosed with mental illness, new strains of the virus are spreading faster, and the best ways to clean your cloth mask. 

This year, Americans have been more vigilant than ever before about personal health and hygiene. As the cold and flu season approaches, we are wearing masks, washing our hands, and using hand sanitizer more frequently. But our hands are not the only parts of our body that we should ...

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Telework has people fleeing big cities, CDC suggests you wear a mask inside your home if you start to feel sick, and the debate over Thanksgiving plans continues.

Anxiety and dread about the state of the world right now are keeping many of us awake at night.

Whether it's your health or your job, some aspect of COVID-19 is probably throwing you off and making it difficult to rest. But we hope you can find some comfort in knowing t...

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Coronavirus can survive on the skin for 9 hours, Four U.S. Counties Remain COVID-free, and does Vitamin D help fight severe COVID cases?

Can you believe we're going on 9 months of this pandemic mess? As we head into winter, it seems like some people are starting to head back to restaurants, but a LOT have been getting into cooking and baking.

Well, today we're talking to Chef Abbie Gelman, who was recently on the RadioMD Podc...

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Dozens of mammals at risk of COVID infection, COVID biggest cause of police deaths this year, and Dr. Fauci says social distancing protocols will most likely last until 2022. 

Well, colleges and universities are completely changed during this pandemic, with no parties and no classes in person in most places. 

In an episode of another RadioMD podcast Healthy Children, our host Melanie Cole talked with Dr. Yolanda Reid Chassiakos, abou...

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COVID probably isn't seasonal, can you catch COVID on a plane, and Black Friday won't look the same this year most likely. 

We worry so much about getting the virus but for those who have had it and recovered, there is a whole new world of struggle on the other side of COVID.

Ashok Gupta is the director of the Gupta Program, a neuroplasticity and holistic health program for a range of chronic conditions, and is here today to ...

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Remdesivir 'has little or no effect' on survival, males dominate COVID-19 decision making, and nitric oxide shows promise as an antiviral treatment.

It's October which means it's the spooky season with or without the pandemic. So how are we supposed to handle Halloween with social distancing protocols still in place? 

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, also known as Dr. G is a youth development and resilience expert & family phy...

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Fauci Says U.S. 'Not in a Good Place' With COVID, what will happen to mall Santas during the pandemic, and drinking rates are still very high even without strict lockdowns.

Have you been remembering more dreams? Are they weirdly COVID specific? Well, you're not the only one.

Sleep schedules across the globe have been upended due to coronavirus. Maybe you're sleeping more because you lost your job or you don't need...

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How safe is your apartment building during coronavirus, the pandemic has people surfing in Ohio, and a new poll shows the pandemic and healthcare are big issues for voters heading into this election.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed the landscape of health and safety in America. As Americans begin to re-enter the workforce, health status will continue to be an ongoing and daily concern for both employees and employers. Test...

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Dr. Fauci says we’re still in the first wave of the pandemic, why the flu vaccine is still important this year, people who wear glasses might be better protected from COVID, 

The World Health Organization recommends avoiding the dentist for non-essential dental work in communities that are experiencing high transmission numbers. But author and dentist Dr. Nammy Patel strongly disagrees. She joins us today to tell us why.

As always, f...

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Does plexiglass really do anything, saliva tests look promising, and COVID-19 will eventually become seasonal.

As the pandemic continues, scientists’ understanding of its risks to pregnant women has shifted over time. And there are still a lot of unanswered questions about risks facing this group, and what can be done to reduce those risks.

Dr. Yalda Afshar is co-leading a nationwide study of more than 1,000 American women who are pr...

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Should you fly home for the holidays, why 6 feet apart is the rule, and what if Americans don’t take a new COVID-19 vaccine?

Working From Home. it seems like a lot of people are shifting to and sticking with this type of office. Whether you're setting up shop at your kitchen table or hunched into your laptop for a Zoom call from the bed, ergonomic issues are more likely to occur while working from home, especially since most peo...

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FDA expands the use of Remdesivir in treating COVID-19 patients, how to hug during a pandemic, and the CDC is surveying more wastewater for COVID-19.

The past four months have been an emotional rollercoaster for the American workforce. The pandemic has created enduring changes to the way we live and work which has inevitably caused a lot of fear, confusion, and stress for people at all levels of business. Whether you are in the offi...

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Vapers at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19, About 6% of the deaths attributed to COVID-19 are caused by the coronavirus alone,  and it's been confirmed it's possible to catch COVID twice

You may have hit zoom fatigue in recent weeks but meetings and gatherings will probably be taking place on screens for a while longer. We've never looked at screens more than before and maintaining eye health is an important part ...

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COVID-19 is now the third leading cause of death in the United States, FDA announces emergency authorization for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19, and are neck gaiters useful as face coverings? Turns out yes, they are fine. 

With the end of mask-wearing not being anywhere in sight, entrepreneurs are finding innovative ways to make them at least more comfortable. By holding the fabric just a few millimeters away from the nose an...

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The FDA authorizes the emergency use of a saliva test, many COVID patients in the US got unnecessary antibiotics in the early stages of the pandemic, and has the coronavirus killed social cigarette smoking once and for all? 

New data shows a dramatic dip in U.S. cancer screenings – a consequence partially attributed to people staying away from the doctor’s office. As states reopen and non-emergency medical visits resume, people will...

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COVID-19 may mean a half-million fewer U.S. births, Recent study looks into how coronavirus travels indoors, should you buy a face shield, and will COVID vaccine trials reflect U.S. diversity?

With the pandemic resulting in social isolation and increased stress, it’s more important than ever for those struggling with Opioid Use Disorder to speak with a healthcare professional. An estimated 2 million people aged 12 or older have an o...

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