The Costs of Coronavirus
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The costs of the coronavirus pandemic are unprecedented in their dimensions: David M. Cutler, PhD, of Harvard University discusses financial costs: the $16 trillion virus.

Lisa Cooper, MD, MPH, of Johns Hopkins University discusses the costs to communities of color in excess deaths and bereavement.

Charles R. Marmar, MD, of NYU Grossman School of Medicine discusses the mental health costs. Recorded October 20, 2020.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the $16 Trillion Virus

BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast
BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast
Jim Siegler, MD | Neurologist | Father | Friend of dogs
#33 Controversies in chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Almost 5 years ago, we published a show on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its relationship to American football. But a lot has happened since 2016. New rules in the NFL. Emerging data on how the developing human brain of a child or adolescent is even more vulnerable to pathologic changes following mild head injury. And a heightened awareness of the disingenuous campaign against contact sports among one of the most outspoken whistleblowers in the medical field. This week on the program, we have remastered and updated the 2016 program. With some additional commentary on how parenthood may yield a new perspective on contact sports. Produced by James E. Siegler. Music courtesy of Chris Haugen, Kevin McLeod, and Meydan. The opening theme was composed by Jimothy Dalton. Sound effects by Mike Koenig and Daniel Simion. Unless otherwise mentioned in the podcast, no competing financial interests exist in the content of this episode. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @brainwavesaudio for the latest updates to the podcast. REFERENCES * Montenigro PH, Corp DT, Stein TD, Cantu RC and Stern RA. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy: historical origins and current perspective. Annu Rev Clin Psychol. 2015;11:309-30. * Giza CC, Kutcher JS, Ashwal S, Barth J, Getchius TS, Gioia GA, Gronseth GS, Guskiewicz K, Mandel S, Manley G, McKeag DB, Thurman DJ and Zafonte R. Summary of evidence-based guideline update: evaluation and management of concussion in sports: report of the Guideline Development Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology. Neurology. 2013;80:2250-7. * Guskiewicz KM, Marshall SW, Bailes J, McCrea M, Cantu RC, Randolph C and Jordan BD. Association between recurrent concussion and late-life cognitive impairment in retired professional football players. Neurosurgery. 2005;57:719-26; discussion 719-26. * Stamm JM, Bourlas AP, Baugh CM, Fritts NG, Daneshvar DH, Martin BM, McClean MD, Tripodis Y and Stern RA. Age of first exposure to football and later-life cognitive impairment in former NFL players. Neurology. 2015;84:1114-20. * Ling H, Morris HR, Neal JW, Lees AJ, Hardy J, Holton JL, Revesz T and Williams DD. Mixed pathologies including chronic traumatic encephalopathy account for dementia in retired association football (soccer) players. Acta Neuropathol. 2017;133:337-352. * Alosco ML, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Kiernan PT, Abdolmohammadi B, Murphy L, Kowall NW, Stein TD, Huber BR, Goldstein LE, Cantu RC, Katz DI, Chaisson CE, Martin B, Solomon TM, McClean MD, Daneshvar DH, Nowinski CJ, Stern RA and McKee AC. Age of first exposure to tackle football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Annals of neurology. 2018;83:886-901. * Hobson W. "From Scientist to Salesman". Available online at Accessed 31 December 2020.
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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
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The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast
#253 COVID-19 Vaccines with Dr Monica Gandhi
Answer all your burning questions (and your patients’ burning questions) about the different COVID-19 vaccines currently authorized in the US. Infectious diseases / HIV expert, Dr Monica Gandhi ( @MonicaGandhi9 ( (UCSF) joins us to cover: the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna novel mRNA vaccine mechanisms, trial data, and practicalities of who should receive them.  We discuss data around the Oxford-AstraZeneca adenovirus vaccine, which is authorized in the UK and India, and may be available in the US later this year.  Feel confident recommending COVID-19 vaccines to your patients! Episodes ( | Subscribe ( | Spotify ( | Swag! ( | Top Picks ( | Mailing List ( | ( | Free CME! ( Credits Written and Produced by: Molly Heublein, MD Cover Art: Chris Chiu, MD, FACP, FAAP Infographic: Tima Karginov Hosts: Chris Chiu, MD, FACP, FAAP; Molly Heublein, MD; Paul Williams, MD, FACP Editor: Emi Okamoto MD (written materials); Clair Morgan of ( (audio) Guest: Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH Sponsor: Panacea Financial  This episode is supported by Panacea Financial, digital banking built for doctors, by doctors. At Panacea Financial you can have your own free personal banker and a support team that works around the clock- just like you do. Open your free checking account today at Panacea Financial, a Division of Sonabank, Member FDIC Sponsor: VCU Health CE The Curbsiders are partnering with VCU Health Continuing Education ( to offer FREE continuing education credits for physicians and other healthcare professionals. Visit Time Stamps Intro, disclaimer, guest bio - 00:00  Guest one-liner, book recommendation - 3:40 Authorized vaccines in the US - 8:30 AstraZeneca vaccine mechanism- 9:26 mRNA vaccine mechanism - 10:30 Vaccine distribution issues (cold chain) - 16:05 mRNA safety - 18:24 mRNA vaccine efficacy/data from phase 3 trials - 19:40 How did we get this so quickly - 23:40 Vaccine impact on asymptomatic infection - 26:18 AstraZeneca trials - 28:20 Pregnancy - 35:10 Anaphylaxis - 37:10 Prior COVID-19 infection - 39:07 Side effects - 42:05 Pediatric patients - 45:12 Phases of role outs in the US -46:50 Herd immunity - 48:16 Thoughts of how to make this happen - 52:45 Preexisting conditions - 53:40 How long will immunity last - 57:15 Mutant strains - 58:25 Future of mRNA vaccines - 1:00:30 Take home points and Outro - 1:02:12
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Bedside Rounds
Bedside Rounds
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