Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19) Information

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


Metformin and COVID-19 mortality risk; a timeline of Kobe’s last day

A few things worth checking out: 03-28-2021


A win for Topo Chico; COVID-19 vaccine second dose

A few things worth checking out: 02-21-2021


Should you get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Thoughts from a friend


Does vitamin D deficiency raise COVID-19 risk?

Expectations for vitamin D and COVID-19


A few things worth checking out: 12-13-2020

COVID-19 vaccine concerns; visualizing cell signaling pathways; IQ points


#137 – Paul Offit, M.D.: An expert perspective on COVID-19 vaccines

“When people talk to me about how nervous they are that antibodies are fading, I’m not sure you should be nervous about it yet. Let’s wait to see what happens as we move forward with these vaccines.” — Paul Offit


Masking emotion in the age of COVID-19

Widespread mask wearing in public has become routine, and, in many places, mandated across the US and around the world. While…


#123 – Joan Mannick, M.D. & Nir Barzilai, M.D.: Rapamycin and metformin—longevity, immune enhancement, and COVID-19

“I think what the mTOR inhibitors are doing is not stopping people from getting infected [with a virus], but if you get infected, there’s a better immune response and your symptoms will be milder.” — Joan Mannick


#117 – Stanley Perlman, M.D., Ph.D.: Insights from a coronavirus expert on COVID-19

“There’s really no evidence so far that says this virus has changed in a way that makes it unlikely a vaccine will work, unlikely that a previous infection will protect you from a second infection–there may be reasons why it won’t, but it won’t be because the virus is changing.” — Stanley Perlman


COVID framework: How does this thing end?

I tried to explain to my 5-year-old son where we currently stand in this pandemic. His questions are the ones that truly matter right now.

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Patient Memos and Internal Documents

Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Thoughts on re-entry (May 28, 2020)


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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Disaster Distress Hotline


Suicide Prevention

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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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