March 20, 2020
Ethical Issues in Public Health and Physician Responsibilities in Disease Outbreaks, Epidemics, and Pandemics
Dr. G. Richard Holt, professor emeritus and clinical professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, examines both the public health and ethical issues associated with the current novel coronavirus infections and explains the differences in disease outbreak, epidemic, and pandemic in the context of this current health crisis. He also discusses some of the current health protocols and offers insight into ethical issues involved in the necessity to contain and isolate possible exposed individuals when implementing the public health protocols.
A Pandemic Situation: SARS 2 COVID-19
Drs. Andy Mohan and Deepak Mohan team up to discuss the current pandemic from a frontline and technology perspective with star guest Mr. Aneesh Chopra, who is the former and first Chief Technology Officer of the United States appointed by former president Barack Obama, President of CareJourney, and author “Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government.”
Mental Health Perspective on Coronavirus
Dr. Anandhi Narasimhan will discuss issues related to mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Topics include managing anxiety, how to deal with social distancing and isolation, how to talk to children about coronavirus. Also will discuss how treatment can be optimized so that mental health services are available to those who need it virtually.
Fireside Chats with the Troops on the Frontline of COVID-19 Pandemic: Childhood Food Insecurity
SMA President Dr. Philip Hartman is joined by Dr. Holly Danneman who shares her experiences of working with GO Pantry, a nonprofit organization that provides food for children in Northern Kentucky when schools are not open. She offers insight into how these types of programs have been affected in multiple ways by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as physicians’ roles in feeding children within their communities.
COVID-19: The Perspective of a US Citizen Living Abroad
James Lowery, a US citizen living in Cyprus, shares with SMA his experience of being abroad during the COVID-19 pandemic. He discusses how the country is addressing the Coronavirus, including the guidelines for sheltering in place. James also offers insight into accessing health care as a noncitizen during this time.
*Provided by the CDC
*Provided by the CDC