How and When Will We Get A Coronavirus Vaccine?

From Healthcare Triage. Racial inequality runs deep in healthcare and has pervasive, devastating outcomes. Because our expertise here at Healthcare Triage is in health, that is where we feel we are best suited to shine a light on racial disparities. What is happening in the streets of our country right now is somewhat outside of…

Coronavirus and Immunity, MIS, and Hydroxychloroquine: COVID News Roundup 5-27-2020

From Healthcare Triage. If you’ve had coronavirus, are you immune or can you catch it again? What’s this I hear about Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome? And does hydroxychloroquine work or not? Aaron talks you through the studies and facts about some of the latest coronavirus news. Related HCT episodes: Indiana’s Covid19 Testing Study: https://youtu.be/4XWbBTwAsUM Reopening Lessons…

Lessons from Singapore and Reopening The United States

From Healthcare Triage. Singapore had one of the world’s most robust and effective responses to coronavirus and COVID19. Despite that, the country still had to enter lockdown and struggled to control the spread of the disease. What can this tell us about how the US has responded, and how and when American society can reopen?…

Paul Romer’s Coronavirus Testing Plan

From Healthcare Triage. Testing for coronavirus has been one of the most contentious aspects of the pandemic response in the United States. This week we’re talking to Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Romer, who has developed a plan to roll out Coronavirus testing on a truly massive scale. We talk to him about what testing on…

How Can I Grocery Shop Safely? When Is Someone Sick Enough for the ER? Coronavirus Q&A: Apr. 8 2020

From Healthcare Triage. Aaron’s back answering your submitted questions about things related to the COVID-19. If you’d like to submit a question for a future episode you can do so at healthcaretriage.info 00:22 MYTH: Vitamin D/vitamin C/Echinacea/essential oils can help 00:33 MYTH: Drinking TONS of water aids recovery because you pee more, which helps flush…

Flattening The Curve of Coronavirus Infections

From Healthcare Triage. Our message on coronavirus so far has been, "don’t panic." For the vast majority of individuals, coronavirus is not an existential threat. However, the rapid rate of the virus’s spread has the potential to overwhelm our health system and cause a LOT of problems. Sources: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/10/simple-math-alarming-answers-covid-19/ https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/outbreaks/investigating-outbreaks/epi-curves.html https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171217/coronavirus-covid-19-italy-hospitals https://data.oecd.org/healtheqt/hospital-beds.htm http://www.centerforhealthsecurity.org/resources/COVID-19/200214-VentilatorAvailability-factsheet.pdf http://www.cidrap.umn.edu/sites/default/files/public/php/185/185_factsheet_social_distancing.pdf Related…

Coronavirus Update – March 7, 2020

From Healthcare Triage. The spread of the new Coronavirus has continued, with a number of cases showing up in countries like Iran, Italy, and South Korea. Coronavirus information is changing by the minute, so we’re back with another update. Sources: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/world/coronavirus-maps.html http://weekly.chinacdc.cn/en/article/id/e53946e2-c6c4-41e9-9a9b-fea8db1a8f51 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/29/health/coronavirus-n95-face-masks.html https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/23/health/coronavirus-surgical-masks.html https://www.ready.gov/pandemic https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-new-directive-requiring-new-york-insurers-waive-cost-sharing https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2020/3/3/21162099/coronavirus-stockpiling-prepare Related HCT episodes: 1. The Benefits of Paid…