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We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*

We review the RECOVERY trial results on dexamethasone for COVID-19 [pre-print by Hornby et al]

Show notes: FOAMcast.org

Thanks for listening,
Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

Direct download: covid_dex_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:54pm EDT

We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*

We explore effects of sterilization and re-use on N95s and KN95s efficiency and fit

Sterilization of N95s and KN95s with Hydrogen Peroxide and Chlorine Dioxide (Cai et al)

Extended use/reuse of N95 and fit test failure (Degesys et al

Show notes: FOAMcast.org

Thanks for listening,
Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

*Recorded June 19, 2020

Direct download: covid_mask.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EDT

We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*

In this episode we discuss data on when SARS-CoV-2 began being detected in US communities  (Jorden et al)

 

Show notes: FOAMcast.org

Thanks for listening,
Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

*Recorded June 9, 2020

Direct download: covid_community.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32am EDT

We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*

In this episode we discuss some of the mental health ramifications of COVID-19 and the lockdowns:

US ED visits for mental health (Smalley et al)

Mental health of children during lockdown Xie et al

Psychological distress in US adults (McGinty et al)

Mood and violence in Chinese interns (Li et al)

Show notes: FOAMcast.org

Thanks for listening,
Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

*Recorded June 9, 2020

Direct download: covid_psych_-_61020_12.25_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*

In an update to the Convalsecent plasma episode we now cover the first RCT on the topic, Li et al

Show notes: FOAMcast.org

Thanks for listening,
Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

*Recorded June 4, 2020

Direct download: covid_convalescent_rct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

We interrupt our normal FOAMcast episodes to bring you updates from COVID-19. *Our understanding of COVID-19 is rapidly developing and this may be out of date in days/weeks. So, check back for updates/fact check what you hear*

This episode reviews a study published by Mehra et al in the Lancet with concerning methods and data anomalies, leading to the possibility and likelihood of falsified data. This came to light after an open letter by Watson et al  detailing major issues. The Lancet issued a correction, which did not address many of the major issues and resulted in significant changes to Table S3 in the supplement. Concerningly, this group also authored the NEJM study on ACE-I/ARBs in COVID-19

Note: This is an evolving story

Show notes: FOAMcast.org

Thanks for listening,
Lauren Westafer and Jeremy Faust

*Recorded June 1, 2020

Direct download: covid_fabric_-_6120_6.01_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

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