COVID Update

We’ve heard talk that the pandemic is “over”, but are we there?  It’s been a while since we talked about COVID, but it’s still out there, mutating and spreading. In this episode, we catch up with our infectious disease specialist, Dr. Dean Blumberg, to get all the up to date information on the virus, the new bivalent vaccine, and the meds available for treatment and prophylaxis. We discuss what to expect for the upcoming cold and flu season, and we get an update on monkeypox. Bottom line, the next few months aren’t going to be pretty. Go get your flu shot and your bivalent booster! 

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Dr. Sarah Medeiros, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UC Davis


Dr. Dean Blumberg, Professor and Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease at UC Davis, Co-Host of the Kids Considered Podcast 


Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) COVID-19 projections

(University of Washington)

CDC vaccine information page

A tripledemic expected this winter, by Tricia Tomiyoshi, UC Davis


Thank you to the UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine for supporting this podcast and to Orlando Magaña at OM Productions for audio production services.

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