COVID-19 Updates – India, Japan, The Olympics, Mucormycosis
As we enter the second summer of COVID-19, countries throughout the world continue to experience effects of the pandemic in disparate ways.
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In the latest MedCram COVID-19 update, Professor Roger Seheult, MD discusses new and continued complications in India and the unexpected rise of mucormycosis cases among patients there. Mucormycosis, or the “black fungus,” is being seen in some patients about 14 days after recovery from COVID-19. Ideas as to why post-COVID-19 mucormycosis is happening in India but not other parts of the world include unhygienic oxygen delivery to patients and indiscriminate dexamethasone use.
In addition, Dr. Seheult talks about Japan’s overwhelmed healthcare system and delayed vaccination program. How these factors could impact the Olympics set to begin in Tokyo this July is a looming question. Dr. Seheult also discusses new research on convalescent plasma and hydrothermal therapy, as well as Moderna’s application for Emergency Use Authorization for their vaccine in teenagers.
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