Latest Episode:

Episode 39 | 10/23/2020: Science Friday with Dr. Jose

Questions:

  1. Update on Numbers
  2. Update on Models
  3. Progress of the Third Peak
  4. CDC Excess Deaths Report
  5. Small change to testing guidance from CDC)
  6. Vaccine News
  7. Lower death rates in hospitalized patients
  8. Myth Busting: Herd Immunity is Not the Answer

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Previous Episodes:

Episode 38 | 10/16/2020: Science Friday with Dr. Jose

Questions:

  1. Update on Numbers
  2. Update on Models
  3. News on Rallies and Debate Cancellations
  4. News on The Third Peak
  5. Vaccine and Trial News
  6. JAMA Study 1: Excess Deaths update in the US
  7. JAMA Study 2: Excess All Cause Mortality in US and 18 other countries
  8. Bonus: A Comparison of this Pandemic and Plague in Florence in the 1340s

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Episode 37 | 10/09/2020: Science Friday with Dr. Jose

Questions:

  1. Update on Numbers- where we are
  2. Update on Models- IHME – with and without Masking
  3. What’s in the news? Vaccine Update
  4. Huge Study of Indian Cases published in Science
  5. What are monoclonal antibodies? How do they work?
  6. Medical Journal Editorials and why they matter
  7. The President’s infection – tracing the timeline, what can we learn from it?
  8. A little light myth busting


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Episode 36 | 09/25/2020: Science Friday with Dr. Jose

Questions:

  1. Update on Numbers (include the 200K mark being passed)
  2. Update on models
  3. US and China are not part of a global push to ensure vaccine access in less developed countries
  4. AZ Vaccine hold: brief discussion
  5. What do we know about reinfection?
  6. Some things happened at CDC. Can I trust CDC and FDA?
  7. Janssen Vaccine enters phase 3
  8. CDC MMWR report on deaths in patients younger than age 20
  9. Winter is Coming…or, The Flu Vaccine

Links:

  1. STAT, AstraZeneca Trial Hold
  2. STAT, AstraZeneca Trial Hold, further details
  3. JAMA IM Study on Younger Hospitalized Adults
  4. UN World Food Programme Press Release on hunger due to COVID
  5. NYTimes, U of I Outbreak
  6. WaPo, Sturgis Study Reporting (note this is not nuanced)
  7. Slate, Breakdown of Potential Issues with Sturgis Study
  8. The Actual Sturgis Study Manuscript
  9. Snopes on the CDC 6% number myth

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Episode 35 | 09/15/2020: Science Update with Dr. Jose

Questions:

  • Update on Numbers
  • Update on Models
  • AstraZeneca Trial on Hold
  • Emerging Data on other fallout from pandemic: UN World Food Programme press release/projections, research letter in
  • JAMA IM about younger patients hospitalized with COVID
  • U of I: An Illustrative Case
  • The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and the viral study about it–nuance!
  • Myth Busting: Did the CDC quietly update the COVID morality numbers to say only 6% died of covid?

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Episode 34 | 09/03/2020: Science Updates with Dr. Jose

Topics:

  • Update on Numbers
  • Update on models
  • Update on the international outbreak: South Korea, India
  • Update on the US outbreak: university outbreaks, “herd immunity” as a strategy per one WH advisor,
  • Vaccines: The WHO vaccine effort (which the US won’t join), and the CDC Vaccine Letter

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Episode 33 | 08/28/2020: Science Friday with Dr. Jose

Topics:

  1. Update on Numbers
  2. Update on Models
  3. Fun times using Saliva and Poop to stop COVID-19
  4. Weird things Government Agencies said/did this week
  5. The first documented Re-infection with COVID-19
  6. Gender Differences in COVID-19 disease

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Episode 32 | 08/19/2020: Science Friday

Topics:

  • Update on numbers
  • Update on models
  • Let’s check in about excess deaths
  • Comparing COVID to Flu: How do they compare and is 1918 a useful comparison?
  • Novavax vaccine phase 1 data
  • The Russian Vaccine (or, Cutting Corners)
  • Study found racial bias in distribution of COVID related aid from CARES act to hospitals
  • How is reopening going? Examples from GA and New Zealand
  • The universal human experience of being at the mercy of a microbe

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Episode 31 | 07/30/2020: Episode 31: Science Thursday with JoAnn Jose (07/30)

Questions:

  1. Updates on Numbers
  2. Updates on Models
  3. Things That Caught My Eye This Week: Hajj
  4. Updates on all the things:
    • Vaccine News
    • A new therapeutic
    • Saliva tests
    • Update on the sunbelt phase of the epidemic—things are dire, but there are signs it might be slightly slowing down
    • Update on India
    • A pre print study released this week has something interesting to say about asymptomatic transmission
    • Testing remains quite difficult
    • There is evidence COVID causes longer lasting cardiac consequences (German studies)
  5. There’s another viral video. I suppose we have to talk about it.
    • How do you tell when something is a bunch of lies?
  6. Moving during pandemic…ie how I’m moving because there is no right way and it’s not low risk

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Episode 30 | 07/27/2020: Science Friday with Dr. Jose

Topics:

  • Update on Numbers
  • Update on Models
  • Updates on Masking
  • Update on HHS rule about data reporting and its implications
  • HCQ study from U Minn—quick overview
  • HIV/Truvada covid study—quick overview
  • Federal Study suggests real numbers of infected are significantly higher than numbers of positive tests.
  • South Korea Study on Older Kids
  • How Does Immunity Work? An Overview
  • Vaccine Update: Oxford/AstraZeneca and CanSina trials reported in the Lancet
  • UK Study on Immunity duration
  • What can we do now? We are in a really difficult place as a country. How do we move forward?
    • The accidental Sweden
    • Steps that can be taken now to try to improve the situation we’re in

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Episode 29 | 07/17/2020: Ranie Thompson Director of Legal Services: CARES, FFCRA; Evictions; Teachers/School Employees

Topics:

  • CARES and FFCRA – Where are we on Evictions
  • How to know your rights if you are a Teacher or School Employee

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Episode 24 | 06/19/2020: Science Friday: Six months in, where are we and what do we know?

Topics:

  • Six months in, where are we and what do we know?
  • Transmission
  • Vaccines
  • Spreading
  • Winter
  • Parsing Risk
  • Getting Tested
  • What do I do if I did a high-risk activity

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