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Coronavirus Pandemic Update 54: COVID-19 Antibody vs. PCR Testing; When to Relax Social Distancing?

COVID-19 Update 54 with critical care specialist Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.MedCram.com

Production of COVID-19 antibody test kits are ramping up – there are over 70 companies producing them. Antibody tests could be one of the keys to eventually easing social distancing restrictions and allowing schools and businesses to re-open. Unfortunately, only one antibody test is FDA approved at this time, and the approval of each company will take some time. Dr. Seheult illustrates how antibody tests and PCR-RT tests for COVID-19 work on the cellular level, and he discusses potential coronavirus vaccine challenges.

Links referenced in this video:

Johns Hopkins Tracker – https://gisanddata.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Worldometer – https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

IHME Projections – https://covid19.healthdata.org/

HYDRO4COVID – https://www.hydro4covid.com

NBC News – https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/los-angeles-county-launches-large-scale-covid-19-antibody-study-n1182031

WWMT – https://wwmt.com/news/coronavirus/fears-of-wild-west-as-covid-19-blood-tests-hit-the-market-04-12-2020-155641766

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/seasonal-influenza-vaccination-in-adults?search=influenza%20vaccine&source=search_result&selectedTitle=2~142&usage_type=default&display_rank=1#H1304508

Journal of Infectious Disease: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=19086915

NHS – https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/rapid-response?utm_source=Youtube&utm_medium=influencer&utm_campaign=MedCram

Some previous videos from this series (visit MedCram.com for the full series):
-Coronavirus Pandemic Update 53: Anticoagulation; Can Mechanical Ventilation Make COVID 19 Worse?: https://youtu.be/o8aG63yigjA
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 52: Ivermectin Treatment; Does COVID-19 Attack Hemoglobin?: https://youtu.be/qc6VV7ue4cE
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 51: State by State Projections; Ultrasound to Diagnose COVID19 Pneumonia: https://youtu.be/E7MufS6dnJw
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 50: Dip in Daily New Deaths; Research on Natural Killer Cells & COVID-19: https://youtu.be/fya6Zwxch88
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 49: New Data on COVID-19 vs Other Viral Infections (Ventilator Outcomes): https://youtu.be/uaIzj3s3p4A
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 48: Curve Flattening in California, PPE in the ICU, Medication Trials: https://youtu.be/JN-8bGB1cLM
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 47: Searching for Immunity Boosters & Possible Lessons From Spanish Flu: https://youtu.be/H1LHgyfPPQ8
-Coronavirus Pandemic Update 46: Can Hot/Cold Therapy Boost Immunity? More on Hydroxychloroquine https://youtu.be/EFRwnhfWXxo
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 45: Sharing Ventilators, More on Sleep, Immunity, & COVID-19 Prevention https://youtu.be/G1zsE9_85i4
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 44: Loss of Smell & Conjunctivitis in COVID-19, Is Fever Helpful? https://youtu.be/A4eu-h_owaI
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 43: Shortages, Immunity, & Can a TB Vaccine (BCG) Help Prevent COVID-19? https://youtu.be/LqKwAIIy-Mo
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 42: Immunity to COVID-19 and is Reinfection Possible? https://youtu.be/q4P91VrfPGw
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 41: Shelter In Place, FDA Investigates Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19: https://youtu.be/hPz5KxgI_K4
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 40: Ibuprofen and COVID-19 (are NSAIDs safe?), trials of HIV medications: https://youtu.be/dT6mHi_8V5E
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 39: Rapid COVID-19 Spread with Mild or No Symptoms, More on Treatment: https://youtu.be/AToF8O5T86s
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 38: How Hospitals & Clinics Can Prepare for COVID-19, Global Cases Surge: https://youtu.be/MoisrCTu0SY
– Coronavirus Pandemic Update 37: The ACE-2 Receptor – The Doorway to COVID-19 (ACE Inhibitors & ARBs): https://youtu.be/1vZDVbqRhyM
– How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) & Treatment: https://youtu.be/okg7uq_HrhQ

Many other videos on COVID-19 (coronavirus outbreak, coronavirus symptoms, Spanish Flu pandemic, influenza, coronavirus epidemic, coronavirus vaccine, ultrasound to diagnose COVID-19) and other medical topics (ECG Interpretation, hypertension, anticoagulation, DKA, acute kidney injury, influenza, measles, mechanical ventilation, etc.) at MedCam.com

Speaker: Roger Seheult, MD
Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

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