In our most recent MedCram COVID-19 updates, Dr. Roger Seheult shares how multiple myeloma likely contributed to the COVID-related passing of Colin Powell, as well as the latest news on vaccine boosters and new research on a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), Fluvoxamine, in COVID-19 treatment.
Multiple Myeloma: How Comorbidities Can Impact Vaccine Efficacy for COVID-19
In our 132nd COVID-19 update, Dr. Seheult discusses the role of comorbidities in vaccine efficacy, relating this to the recent death of Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State. Dr. Seheult discusses how multiple myeloma specifically interferes with the body’s immune response and vaccine efficacy .
Which COVID Vaccine Booster is Best? Pfizer vs. Moderna vs. Johnson & Johnson
In our 133rd COVID update video, Dr. Seheult answers the question: which booster should you get? He reviews this pre-print, which looks at all of the original vaccines and boosters available in the United States and compares each combination in terms of safety, side effects, and efficacy. In addition, he breaks down data from this Pfizer press release, which shares preliminary phase 3 data on a third booster dose of the Pfizer vaccine.
Fluvoxamine: A $4 Antidepressant That Reduces COVID-19 Hospitalizations
In our 134th COVID-19 update, Dr. Seheult explains some hopeful news from a recent study published in the Lancet on various potential repurposed medications (those already FDA approved for other uses) and their potential to treat COVID-19. This study, called the TOGETHER Trial, looked at Hydroxychloroquine, Lopinavir/Ritonavir, Metformin, Ivermectin, Doxazosin, Interferon Lambda, and Fluvoxamine, and found that Fluvoxamine, an affordable, FDA-approved medication, significantly reduced hospitalizations and deaths in at-risk SARS-CoV-2 positive patients.
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