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COVID-19 update: A conversation with Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz

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COVID 19 Coronavirus

November 16, 2020

We share a monthly update from Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz on the current state of COVID-19 in the U.S.


In this series we'll share regular updates from Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz on the current state of COVID-19 in the U.S.

November 2020

This month Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz shares his thoughts on the following key areas:

  • Are things getting better in the U.S. or are they getting worse? (0:30)
  • What are the most important things employers can do to help stop the spread of COVID-19? (1:40)
  • What can you tell us about sewage monitoring and assessing community COVID-19 risk? (3:37)
  • Are the vaccine trials back on track, and when should we see a vaccine that is widely available? (5:04)
  • A high level overview of 7 Ways COVID-19 Will Transform Health Care, written by Jeff Levin-Scherz, Steve Blumenfield and Julie Stone (7:55)
  • What is your family doing for Thanksgiving? (9:57)
  • Final thoughts: Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health says, “If you can control the virus, you can get 95% of your life back.” The Wall Street Journal, October 20, 2020, "Covid-19’s Global Divide: As West Reels, Asia Keeps Virus at Bay." So, how do we get better at controlling the virus? (14:00)

October 2020

Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz provides an update on key topics including:

  • Vaccine availability, timing and post-vaccine masking and distancing
  • Should everyone get the vaccine?
  • How can employers help de-stigmatize and normalize positive results?
  • Flu and winter recommendations

September 2020

In this month's edition, Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz provides his insights on the following key areas:

  • Changes to COVID-19 mortality rates
  • Updates on vaccines, masks & antigen tests
  • Population health considerations beyond COVID-19

July 2020

In the first installment of the series, Dr. Jeff Levin-Scherz shares his thoughts on:

  • COVID-19 testing availability; timing and capacity
  • Community transmission rates and school reopening considerations
  • What can employers do to keep employees safe?

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