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Health Watch USA COVID-19 Continuing Education Course Through Southern Kentucky AHEC
 1 Hour CE/CME for Category 1 AMA Credits & Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).  Aug. 5, 2020.
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COVID-19:  How We Got To Where We AreCOVID-19: The History of the Ineffective Disease Policy.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm traces the history of the ineffective infectious disease policy regarding the USA's attempt to stop the Sars-CoV-2 pandemic. A historical perspective is given, covering President George Bush's 2005 proposal of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act to the disastrous second peak of the first wave which was associated with continued supply disruptions, lack of testing and an uncoordinated Federal response. (23:05).  July. 15, 2020.   Download Presentation Slides   View Video:  
COVID-19  Charateristics of the Virus, Symptoms & Long Term DisablityCOVID-19 Characteristics of the Virus, Symptoms & Long-Term Disability. Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 virus along with the body's immune response and dwindling prospects for herd immunity. Characteristics of COVID-19 along with protracted recovery and disability is also discussed. Aug. 5, 2020.  Download Presentation Slides    View Video:     
COVID-19:  Coronavirus SpreadCOVID-19: Survivability And The Prevention of Spread.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh discusses the survivability of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19 Virus) in the environment (surfaces, sunlight, humidity, heat) and with different types of hand sanitizers. He also describes research behind the use of masks, eye protection and social distancing along with data indicating the virus may be airborne or aerosolized more commonly than thought. Finally, risks and mitigating strategies are described in various retail and community venues. Aug. 5, 2020.  Download Presentation Slides  View Video:         

COVID-19:  Children and Opening of SchoolsCOVID-19: Presentation In Children and When To Open Schools.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the various presentations of COVID-19 in children, and the risk of childhood transmission to and infections of adults. Current guidance on opening of schools along with international experience on school openings is also discussed. Aug. 5, 2020.  View Video: 

AMA 1893 - BMJ Need for Federal CoordinationCOVID-19:  Conference Closing Remarks.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm summarizes the 2020 COVID-19 Conference. The United States has fallen behind other nations of the world in controlling COVID-19. Almost all nations underestimated the infectivity and lethality of the virus and had to change public health recommendations to achieve control. But unlike other nations, many in the United States used these changes to discredit public health officials and then advocate to not follow public health strategies. Leaders in the United States have also mitigated the dangers of the virus and the usefulness of widespread community testing.
Closing Remarks: Health Watch USA & the Massachusetts Nursing Association 2020 COVID-19 Conference. July 15, 2020.    Download Presentation Slides   View Video:  
COVID-19:  Through The Eyes of the Front Lines 
Health Watch USA & Massachusetts Nurses Association's, international conference regarding COVID-19 with Infectious Disease Experts from the United States, Singapore, Netherlands and Spain.  July. 15, 2020.