A panel of infectious disease experts and public health specialists of the Veterans Administration who have been involved in the national COVID response discuss strategies to contain the spread of the Omicron variant and stay safe.
- How Omicron compares to other COVID variants
- VA’s approach to Omicron testing and surveillance
- Whether the US is moving fast enough in responding to Omicron
- How VA’s vaccination plans are changing in response to the threat of new variants
- How Holiday plans may be impacted by the uncertainties of Omicron
The Veterans Health Administration [VHA] has been at the forefront of mandating vaccinations in the occupational arena, produced a webinar that helps clarify prevention and care strategies for Omicron. Chad Kessler, MD moderates a discussion with Gio Baracco, M.D, Sophie G Califano MD/MPH, Joe Francis, M.D., and Michael Gelman, MD, Ph.D., on how the Veterans Administration handles booster doses.
Podcast link on Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/e/Z48reM9YQN5P--47953342 Episode 168 C20 12-16-2021
0:00 Music Intro and Chad Kessler, MD Introduction
8:25 Gio Baracco, MD - Vaccine immunity
13:45 Michael A. Gelman, MD PhD - Prevention strategies, testing & treatment
18:40 Sophie G Califano MD, MPH - Vaccinations
20:40 Joe Francis, MD - Lessons of the 1918 pandemic
25:00 Entire Group - Strategies to prepare for the holidays
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