News briefing with Mayo Clinic COVID-19 expert Dr. Greg Poland

Apr 23, 2020 | Jennifer O'Hara | @jenohara | Comments (17)

 

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On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Gregory Poland, an infectious diseases expert and head of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, covers the latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Poland discusses current outbreak numbers, why there may be a second wave of infections, and research on a vaccine.

To practice safe social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, this interview was conducted using video conferencing. The sound and video quality are representative of the technology used.

Connect with others talking about the pandemic and supporting one another in the COVID-19 support group.

Dr. Poland has served as a consultant for Merck & Co. Inc., Medicago Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Sanofi Pasteur, Emergent BioSolutions Inc., Dynavax Technologies Corp., Genentech Inc., Eli Lilly and Co., Kentucky BioProcessing Inc. and Genevant Sciences Corp., and Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. He is a paid scientific adviser for Johnson & Johnson. Honoraria: Elsevier.

 

 

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@ljn

Hi @ljn, I see this is your first post. Please let me know if I can help you find a Discussion Group or Blog that matches your health interests.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/
How did you find Mayo Clinic Connect?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @ljn, I see this is your first post. Please let me know if I can help you find a Discussion Group or Blog that matches your health interests.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/groups/
How did you find Mayo Clinic Connect?

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I searched looked on Mayo Clinic website to see if they had information on herd immunity. It didn't. However, I found Connect.

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@pegsmetana

I searched looked on Mayo Clinic website to see if they had information on herd immunity. It didn't. However, I found Connect.

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@pegsmetana– Whoo! Welcome to Connect. There have been so many roadblocks to finding reliable tests and studies that it would be difficult to answer your concerns. I did find this:
https://www.sciencealert.com/why-herd-immunity-will-not-save-us-from-the-covid-19-pandemic
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/covid-19/
Do you have a particular personal concern that I can help you with?

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@ljn

Dr. Poland, will you please address if the power of ultraviolet light kills COVID-19 or just reduce the number of cases? Thank you

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@merepreb, Thank you for the link discussing "herd immunity". The article gives an excellent explanation. Well worth the read.

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For those of us who don't (won't, can't) do podcasts or video, these are useless without the transcript posted as well.
Thank you

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@caroleramsay

For those of us who don't (won't, can't) do podcasts or video, these are useless without the transcript posted as well.
Thank you

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@caroleramsay– Hello. I have to use the CC at the bottom of the video to read it. It shows the words at the bottom. Some of the videos are difficult to understand or the speaker is too fast. Would this help?

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@merpreb

@caroleramsay– Hello. I have to use the CC at the bottom of the video to read it. It shows the words at the bottom. Some of the videos are difficult to understand or the speaker is too fast. Would this help?

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Thank you, but sadly. no. I am speaking of people like myself who don't run the video at all – and ONLY want to/need to read the transcript. (Many Americans lack access to the internet making video impossible, while reading is still do- able thru mobile data)

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I would like to know whether the Dr would prescribe Hydroxyclorophine and azithromicine and zinc for Covid 19

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@smokie– The CDC has published a warning against taking this medicine for COVID-19. I won't speak for the doctor, but I doubt that he would.

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@caroleramsay

Thank you, but sadly. no. I am speaking of people like myself who don't run the video at all – and ONLY want to/need to read the transcript. (Many Americans lack access to the internet making video impossible, while reading is still do- able thru mobile data)

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@caroleramsay– Ah, ha. I misread your post. You want them mailed to you if they are available?
@colleen can you help Carole?

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