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COVID-19 Embrace Public Health StrategiesCOVID-19 The Need for the Public To Embrace Public Health Strategies  
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses reasons why the public has not embraced public health guidance. They include, overstatement of treatment efficacy, mixed messaging regarding the use of masks, testing for asymptomatic carriers and aerosolization of COVID-19. In addition, false narratives (that herd immunity can be achieved with few deaths, COVID-19 is no deadlier than the flu and children do not become sick) are discussed. Finally, ways of retorting misinformation with examples given regarding the effectiveness of the Zelenko Protocol and use of facial masks. Nov. 12, 2020. Kentucky Rural Health Association. YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/G7OUYGWaatA       
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Southern AHECThe COVID-19 Pandemic The Virus & Infection
 
Health Watch USA COVID-19 Continuing Education Courses Through Southern Kentucky AHEC.
Total of 2 Hour CE/CME for Category 2 AMA Credits & Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN).  Aug. 5, 2020 & Sept. 28, 2020.
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http://soahec.org/ahec-summer-conference/

  
CoverSlide-AHEC History of COVID-19 ResponseCOVID 19: Tracing the History of Ineffective Infectious Disease Policy
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm updates his previous lecture which traces the history of the United States' response to the COVID-19 epidemic. 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 with continued shortages of medical supplies and the changing federal advisements on asymptomatic spread, viral aerosolization and use of masks. Treatments are reviewed along with overstatements of efficacy. Finally, vaccines are discussed along with the review process and distribution barriers. Kentucky Association for Healthcare Quality. Sept. 29, 2020. Download Presentation Slides 
YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/xA7pR2bDAes     
AHEC Continuing Education For Presentation. Sept. 28, 2020:  https://youtu.be/E6wZoBTvWCE  
      
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:  https://youtu.be/L7qShgRSLIU  
 
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: 
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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: https://youtu.be/XVSxV4MWgfc         

 
COVID-19:  Children and Opening of SchoolsCOVID-19: Presentation Regarding 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: https://youtu.be/bH2znWXMAdU 

COVID-19 AHEC Continuing Education on Charateristics, Survival, Spread and Opening Schools:   https://youtu.be/Y4p6C0mORiM  
 
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: https://youtu.be/UwBNeyZUT20  
 
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.   www.healthconference.org