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Cut through the noise and get the news you need on the COVID-19 pandemic directly from experts and physician leaders.

AMA COVID-19 Update American Medical Association

    • Health & Fitness

Cut through the noise and get the news you need on the COVID-19 pandemic directly from experts and physician leaders.

    Dr. Sandra Fryhofer shares what physicians need to know about boosters

    Dr. Sandra Fryhofer shares what physicians need to know about boosters

    AMA CXO Todd Unger talks boosters with Dr. Sandra Fryhofer, AMA’s liaison to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Learn what physicians need to know about the latest Pfizer booster authorization, including who is eligible, why boosters are needed and what this means for our larger efforts to fight the pandemic. 

    • 16 min
    Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, shares vaccine updates on boosters and young children

    Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, shares vaccine updates on boosters and young children

    AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with AMA's Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health, Andrea Garcia, about trending topics related to the pandemic over the past week. Also covering Pfizer's announcement regarding vaccine effectiveness in 5-11 year olds, the FDA's decision on booster shots, and a state-by-state look at swings in COVID case count.

    • 12 min
    Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, discusses Biden's push for vaccine mandates

    Andrea Garcia, JD, MPH, discusses Biden's push for vaccine mandates

    AMA CXO Todd Unger reviews COVID-19 vaccine numbers and trending topics related to the pandemic over the past week with AMA Director of Science, Medicine and Public Health Andrea Garcia. Also covering recently released studies from the CDC, and what the data tells us about the effectiveness of COVID vaccines.

    • 13 min
    Dr. Steven Stack on confronting challenges in Kentucky's battle against COVID

    Dr. Steven Stack on confronting challenges in Kentucky's battle against COVID

    AMA CXO Todd Unger talks with Dr. Steven Stack, commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health and former AMA president, about how Kentucky is faring in its battle with COVID, including the state's recent surge in cases and challenges posed by the politicization of health care issues.

    • 13 min
    The FDA's Dr. John Farley talks about why ivermectin should not be used to prevent or treat COVID

    The FDA's Dr. John Farley talks about why ivermectin should not be used to prevent or treat COVID

    A discussion with John Farley, MD, MPH, director of the Office of Infectious Diseases in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research’s Office of New Drugs at the FDA, about what physicians and patients really need to know about ivermectin.

    • 10 min
    Andrea Garcia, JD, discusses the outlook of the pandemic heading into fall

    Andrea Garcia, JD, discusses the outlook of the pandemic heading into fall

    Discussion with AMA's Director of Science, Medicine & Public Health, Andrea Garcia, to review COVID-19 vaccine numbers and trending topics related to the pandemic over the past week. Also covering booster shots, end-of-summer case numbers and trends, as well as the growing shortage of ICU beds across the U.S.

    • 12 min

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