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.... Show More

Episodes

June 29, 2020


The CDC has updated its list of risk factors for COVID-19, 40–45% who contract new coronavirus are asymptomatic, with community pools close why not rent out your backyard pool, and coronavirus upends the sharing economy. 

The country is reopening - whether we like it or not. And that return to normal includes some healthcare offices that were closed during the height of the pandemic - like the dentist. Joining us today to talk about...

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Tips for elevator use during a pandemic, isolation puts teens at risk, and coronavirus news begins to overwhelm people.

The American Red Cross is now testing all blood, platelet, and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies. To tell us more about this new access to testing is Laura McGuire, an External Communications Manager with the Red Cross.

Donation appointments can be made by downloading the free Blood Donor App, visiting RedCr...

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Habits people want to keep post-lockdown, is the pandemic revealing who your true friends are, as summer begins, the CDC updates social guidelines, COVID-19 is changing how we grieve, and a mask update: how often should you wash it, and what is the best fabric to make one? 

I don't know about you but I feel like I haven't had a good night's sleep in weeks. The endless stream of protest videos and updates and calls to act...
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How to stay safe from coronavirus while protesting, A coronavirus vaccine could require not one but two shots, Have you been having weird dreams since the pandemic hit, and Uruguay makes their airport a drive-in movie theater during the quarantine. 

With families stuck at home, a bleak side effect of the pandemic has been an increase in abuse. Joining us today to talk about child abuse during the COVID-19 pandemic is Dr. Melissa Pet...

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Will Black Lives Matter protests spur a second wave of coronavirus, Zoloft is in shortage due to increased demand during the pandemic, a new industry is forming around social distancing consultants, managing anxiety about the country reopening, and should you worry about catching coronavirus through your eyes.


We’ll also hear a snippet from a conversation with Dr. Roger Hall, author of Staying Happy Being Productive, who recently jo...

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What summer activities are riskier than others in the time of COVID-19, CDC says COVID-19 does not easily spread via contaminated surfaces, the WHO halts trials of hydroxychloroquine over safety fears, and how staying indoors affects the immune system. 

We hear a snippet from an interview today between Dr. Michael S. Evange and Dr. Susanne Bennett on her Radio MD Podcast Wellness for Life  to discuss 10 ways to override our genetic ...

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1 in 4 YouTube Videos Mislead Viewers About COVID, what does a socially distant concert look like, how coronavirus has changed our weekends, and dentists in Michigan are urging their governor to allow them to resume routine dental care.

There are hundreds of thousands of patients who have had to put their surgeries on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for hospital space and safety - including hip surgeries, knee surgeri...

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French linguists debate the gender of the word COVID-19, more Americans are turning to CSA’s to get their produce during the pandemic, and could mouthwash help curb the spread of coronavirus, saying pushing it off further could lead to another potential public health crisis

Good food can be a real comfort when you’re sheltering in place for days. But we all need to resist the temptation to boredom-binge on sweets, or fatty, salty sn...

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The first coronavirus vaccine tested on humans has yielded some positive results, new research says if 80% of Americans wore masks, COVID-19 infections would plummet, restaurants get creative with keeping customers dining in but away from each other, and visit museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the American Museum of Natural History online. 

A group of California-based physicians went to New York City recently to work s...

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The FDA reviewing is the accuracy of Abbott Laboratories coronavirus tests, can you wear a mask for too long, men are less likely to wear face masks because they’re not cool, and is COVID-19 a blessing for pangolins?

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting everyone, in different ways. How are children with special healthcare needs uniquely impacted -- especially those who often receive important care during the school day? Dr. Lynn Davi...

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Summer probably won't make COVID-19 go away, and porn is booming during coronavirus, but it's also expanding and diversifying the workforce.

Sure, everyone is a bit bored in quarantine, but isn't it kind of funny that we're all drawn towards doing the same type of activities? Baking bread, doing puzzles. Joining us today with more about why that might be and some other ways culture and social interactions are changin...

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Coronavirus and astrology, will restaurant workers return to work, and could llamas help curb the virus?

Being asked to stay home is an even greater burden for those battling addiction. Licensed mental health and addiction counselor Donna Marks joins us this episode to tell us about how quarantine is affecting those battling addiction, and tips to stay on course. 

For questions or to submit a topic or tip, email covid19daily@radi...

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1.4 million healthcare jobs were lost in April, the cost of care deters 1 in 7 people from seeking treatment for COVID-19, and Wuhan draws up plans to test all 11 million residents.

Our Healthcare Hero today is in California - Irene Teper is the Medical Director of After Hours / Adult Acute Care Clinic at MarinHealth,  and tells us about a day in her life on the front lines.

Living alone is preferred by some. But How far does that st...

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A new antibody test has been given emergency use approval from the FDA, ergonomic tips for your home office, how coronavirus might affect our summer plans, and why a baby boom probably won't happen while we’re all quarantined. 

A community-based strategy In California is working to reduce hospital volume by providing Free, Rapid Drive Through Testing & Telehealth Services for Marginalized Communities. But the initiative also...

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What it’s like to navigate the world during COVID 19 with OCD, all dressed up with nowhere to go - the beauty industry is feeling the effects of coronavirus, The Atlantic digs into why exactly you should be wearing a mask.

Does having diabetes put you at greater risk for complications from COVID-19? RADIOMDs Scott Webb talked to Endocrinologist Dr. Linda Gaudiani, president of MarinHealth Endocrine and Diabetes Center about just thi...

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Coronavirus got you down? Take it out on a piñata. If you’re not social distancing - it could end up on social media, what Google searches can tell us about our coronavirus thoughts and fears. and DIY projects using food scraps around your kitchen.

Plus hear an interview with Deepak Vashishth, the director of the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. A team of r...

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Meat shortages start to affect fast-food restaurants, Americans are eating more seafood anyway, and first-hand accounts of what having coronavirus feels like

Plus hear an interview with Dr. Leigh Vinocur Board Certified Emergency Physician and Spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians to talk about the mental strain and burnout of working in the ER - after the news of an ER doctor in Manhattan dying by suicide ...

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Are objects like your phone and keys a COVID-19 risk? Full Body sanitation pods at the Hong Kong Airport, and how COVID-19 has made life a bit more inclusive for those with a range of disabilities

Plus hear an interview with Dr. Rani Banik on how viruses spread through the eyes, and how to reduce our exposure to harmful blue light now that we’re spending even more time on screens while stuck at home.

And our healthcare heroes are t...

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Masks, conference calls, and social distancing are making life hard for the deaf, a Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler is sewing masks to fight coronavirus, sympathy cards are selling out, and an Alabama man gets arrested for camping in a shut-down Disney World

Plus hear an interview with Dr. Amanda Avila on how people are avoiding going to emergency rooms during COVID-19 even when they should be going for other medical emergencies.

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The City of Juneau, Alaska started a joke hotline to cheer people up, and these neighbors hadn't met until quarantine, turns out they're related.

Plus hear an interview with Dr. Gary Kirkilas. He personally drives around Phoenix Arizona in a 40-foot mobile medical van providing free pediatric, adolescent, and young adult care for the homeless youth population. We got a hold of him to tell us more about helping the youth in h...

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