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COVID-19 Pandemic Updates — Videos 76, 77, & Live Q&A Session

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    Read on for the latest MedCram COVID-19 updates, including two new videos and a recorded, live Q&A session with our co-founders, Dr. Roger Seheult and Kyle Allred. Follow along with our Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) Updates Explained Clearly course at MedCram.com, where we’ll continue sharing free resources on the most recent peer-reviewed and pre-print COVID-19 research available. 

     

    Antibody Testing False Positives in COVID-19

    In our 76th COVID-19 update, Dr. Seheult addresses this CNN Health article on the prevalence of false positives in SARS-CoV-2 antibody testing. In the article, the CDC says, “less than half of those testing positive will truly have antibodies,” meaning the current low COVID-19 prevalence in most communities results in a low positive predictive value. To illustrate the relationship between disease prevalence and predictive value, Dr. Seheult walks step-by-step through sample calculations of true positives and negatives, false positives and negatives, sensitivity and specificity, and positive and negative predictive value. In addition, the CDC offers guidelines for healthcare professionals on how to optimize current antibody testing outcomes.

     

    Remdesivir Update; COVID-19 in Mexico

    In our 77th coronavirus pandemic update, Dr. Seheult announces the restoration of our previously-removed videos on YouTube! He also talks about COVID-19 prevalence in Mexico, where daily new cases and deaths are increasing steadily, especially in Mexicali, just across the border from Imperial County in southern California. 

    Dr. Seheult also revisits the use of Remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19. This study from the New England Journal of Medicine shows mixed results in terms of statistically significant differences between Remdesivir and a placebo. Dr. Seheult also shares this interesting development from the Ford Motor Company, which created new technology for police cruiser vehicles that heats up the vehicle’s interior to 133 degrees Fahrenheit, supposedly hot enough to kill pathogens including the SARS-CoV-2 virus. 

     

    COVID-19 Question / Answer with Dr. Seheult

    This weekend, we also streamed a live question and answer session with MedCram co-founders, Dr. Seheult and Kyle Allred. We covered various questions submitted by viewers during the previous week, as well as questions that came in during the live session. Topics included COVID-19 testing and treatment outcomes, case studies, side effects and mechanisms of Remdesivir, post-recovery symptoms, and much more. You can watch (or re-watch) the full video here.

     

    Stay Tuned for More COVID-19 Updates 

    Our COVID-19 videos are always available and free (and ad-free) at MedCram.com. In addition, check out our full library of courses and lectures on subjects ranging from Chronic Cough Explained Clearly to Infectious Disease and many more!

    Meanwhile, here’s a list of all the COVID-19 resources we’ve shared so far:

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