Up-to-Date Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) Information

Currently, my entire clinical and research team are working on trying to make sense of the SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 pandemic. We’re constantly in contact with leading experts and doctors working on this issue around the world, and our goal is to distill this information quickly and accurately for you. We will tell you what we know, when we know it, and what we don’t know. Information will continue to be passed through podcasts, patient memos, and videos. Typically, much of this information is only available to our patients and subscribers, but in light of the situation and how important it is right now to have access to accurate information, the information below will be free for all. We will continue to update this page frequently.

Podcasts & Articles on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19


COVID-19: What’s wrong with the models?

Originally written as an internal memo on April 15, 2020; updated and shared publicly on April 20


#107 – John Barry: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessons

“Society is based on trust. When trust evaporates, society begins to fray.” — John Barry


How to interpret screening tests: video, spreadsheet, and primer

An overview of how to interpret screening tests for COVID-19 (and diagnostic testing & screening in general).


#106 – Amesh Adalja, M.D.: Comparing COVID-19 to past pandemics, preparing for the future, and reasons for optimism

“All of that makes me very optimistic that we will be able to meet the challenge of this virus without putting any of our hospitals into crisis, that this is going to be a severe challenge for this country, but it’s not something that that is going to break the country.” — Dr. Amesh Adalja, referring to some lesser discussed positive trends


#105 – Paul Conti, M.D.: The psychological toll of a pandemic, and the societal problems it has highlighted

“The virus isn’t plotting against us. It doesn’t have intelligence. It’s invisible. In order to unite, we have to recognize our shared humanity.” — Paul Conti


#104 – COVID-19 for kids with Olivia Attia

“The underlying theme to how we got here is we didn’t really do the things we needed to do before it was too late.” — Peter Attia


#102 – Michael Osterholm, Ph.D.: COVID-19—Lessons learned, challenges ahead, and reasons for optimism and concern

“We’re seeing an increased number of severe illnesses and deaths in people between the ages of 25 and 50…and the risk factor appears to be obesity.” —Michael Osterholm


#101 – Ryan Holiday: Finding stillness amidst chaos

“One of the things that hobbies do . . . and a little bit of order and structure in our lives do, is they kind of just protect us from just reacting and reacting and reacting all the time.” — Ryan Holiday


#100 – Sam Harris, Ph.D.: COVID-19—Comprehending the crisis and managing our emotions

“This has been a period of time unlike any other in our lifetimes. . . there’s really no analogy.” — Sam Harris


#99 – Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.: Continuing the conversation on COVID-19

“If we have large numbers of healthcare workers sickened by the virus and in ICUs, it’s ‘lights out’ and our whole healthcare system collapses.” —Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.

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Patient Memos and Internal Documents

COVID-19 Therapeutic Trials Must Encompass More Diverse Interventions and Targets in Disease Course (April 19, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Testing (April 15, 2020)


Exogenous pulmonary surfactant as a potential adjuvant therapy in SARS-CoV-2 patients experiencing acute respiratory distress syndrome? (April 8, 2020)


How to Interpret Screening Tests (April 6, 2020)


Protective Masks (April 4, 2020)


Alert: Common Topics of COVID-19 Scams & Potential Cyber Threats (March 31, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: General Guidance (March 19, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Medication Interactions (March 18, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Medication Interactions (March 12, 2020)



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If you, or anyone you know, needs immediate support during this emotionally trying time, the following resources are available in the United States.

(Resources for individuals outside of the U.S. can be found here.)

Crisis Textline

Text HOME to 741741 for immediate assistance

Disaster Distress Hotline


Suicide Prevention

1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Below is a consolidated list of some of the 501 (c)(3) organizations providing dedicated efforts to SARS-CoV-2 relief

501(c)(3) - DirectRelief
  • Works internationally, but currently focused on bolstering U.S. ICU capacity
  • Delivering PPE and mobilizing private resources to build a stockpile to assist with anticipated spike in ICU patients
501(c)(3) - CDC foundation
  • U.S.-based nonprofit, separate from the CDC (donations currently matched by Lysol)
  • Deploying emergency staffing with the skills required to meet the needs on the front lines at the state and local level
  • Fund and deliver critical home essentials, such as food and medical needs to quarantined and isolated individuals
501(c)(3) - Global Giving - Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • International relief
  • Sending healthcare workers and front-line responders to communities in need
  • Providing masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals and clinics
  • Feeding children and assisting those living in refugee camps in quarantined areas
501(c)(3) - Center for Disaster Philanthropy - COVID-19 Response Fund
  • International relief
  • A popular target for large donations from individual companies (Coca-Cola, New York Life, etc.)
  • Providing grants to smaller, local NGOs who are directly responding to the pandemic (PPE for healthcare workers, support for quarantined/ vulnerable individuals)
  • Has distributed money to Americares, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels
501(c)(3) - Healthcare Ready
  • Although fully engaged in COVID-19 response, donations are not specifically earmarked for this situation
  • Has delineated U.S. specific and global efforts
  • Monitoring and creating resources to improve supply chain operations
  • Appears more tailored to logistical support rather than delivery of discrete aid (PPE, food, etc.)
501(c)(3) - Feeding America - COVID 19 Response Fund
  • U.S.-based nonprofit
  • Building an inventory of emergency food boxes and distributing them to member food banks across the U.S.
  • Supporting food-insecure households during pandemic and can target smaller communities
501(c)(3) - Project C.U.R.E.
  • International efforts, but are currently focusing on the U.S. COVID-19 response
  • Donating N95 masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s), gloves and other medical supplies to local communities in Denver, Nashville, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Chicago
501(c)(3) - Afya Foundation
  • Currently collecting and coordinating the delivery of vitally needed personal protection equipment to New York hospitals and federally qualified health centers
  • Partnering with HEROBOX, to move medical supplies from households to the front lines
  • Supplies they’re currently focused on purchasing and delivering: masks (all types) and N95, face shields, goggles/eye protection, procedure gloves, disposable gowns and coveralls, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer
501(c)(3) - Americares
  • International relief
  • Focusing on providing PPE and medical training to the frontlines of the pandemic, many recipient organizations serve large homeless populations
  • Americares is training health workers in mental health, infection prevention and control, and disaster preparedness, and are also prepared to mobilize medical personnel to provide surge support for overwhelmed health facilities, if needed
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