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109.  2020, Nov. 30:  COVID-19: Roman Catholic Preparedness Response
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the recent lawsuits filed by various church organizations and that the remediation should be the closing of other unsafe venues rather than opening of church services/schools during a severe pandemic surge. He also discusses the 2019 Roman Catholic Churches Pandemic Response plan as published in the Nov.-Dec. issue of Health Progress.  In addition, suggestions on preventing a Post Thanksgiving Surge are discussed. Jack Pattie Show. Nov. 30. 2020.  https://youtu.be/0OJ60gY1GUc  
Reference: Pandemic readiness: a plan for Catholic parishes. With teamwork, health care and preparation, parish leaders can reduce a pandemic's effects. Health Prog. Nov-Dec 2009;90(6):68-75. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19938436/
  
108.  2020, Nov. 27:  COVID-19: SCOTUS Strikes Down Church Mandates - Is it good public health policy?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the Federal and Supreme Court rulings which struck down church mandates and explains that the discussion appears not be one of the power of government over churches but one which demands consistent uniform COVID-19 control strategies. In New York City, bars and restaurants are open but churches closed. In Kentucky, college sporting events are playing but church schools are closed. All of this causes confusion with the public. This ruling may lead to a national strategy which is pathogen not venue based and one not influenced by political or economic pressures. In addition new research on masks was discussed along with errors in the AstraZeneca/Oxford Vaccine Trial. Finally, exposure risks and how masks and goggles may provide some protection.  Jack Pattie Show.   https://youtu.be/ank4_feUP9g  
 
107.  2020, Nov. 25:  COVID-19: Meaning of a Negative COVID-19 Test
Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm explains why a negative COVID-19 test does not mean you do not have COVID-19. The problem arises because of the very long incubation period of the virus. Thus, do not rely on this for Thanksgiving. In addition, he discusses the dangers of indoor dining during the current surge. And the dangers created by the University of Kentucky closing 5 of its operating rooms.  Jack Pattie Show.  Nov. 25, 2020. https://youtu.be/rNz2DESV_20
   
106.   2020, Nov. 23:  COVID-19: Thanksgiving Dangers & New Vaccines
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna and now one from AstraZeneca/Oxford. The AstraZeneca vaccine can be stored in the refrigerator and is 70% effective, making it a candidate for remote distribution. Finally, the dangers of Thanksgiving are discussed. This is not a good year to be getting together with the family. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Nov. 23, 2020.
https://youtu.be/PC7YrfXRnT8     
  
105.  2020, Nov. 20:  Public Health Strategies and a Bridge to a Vaccine.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the encouraging data from the new vaccines and all indications are they will be effective in the elderly and prevent severe COVID-19 illnesses. Until the vaccines are available we need to use Public Health Strategies. This includes the closure of indoor dining and bars. Sports venues are also problematic and should also be curtailed during this severe surge. Also, the importance of proper ventilation is discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.   https://youtu.be/sDsf8REidHY
 
104.  2020, Nov. 18:  COVID-19: Targeted Shutdown & New Vaccines
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new vaccines and the excellent initial data which is being reported. In addition, we all must follow public health advice to bridge us to the release of vaccines. Comments by Dr. Scott Atlas are contrary to what is needed to mitigate disease in the public while a vaccine is just around the corner. Targeted shutdowns are also needed in areas where the disease is outstripping healthcare resources. Jack Pattie Show. Nov. 18, 2020. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/HtOcZSpP3oA
     
103.  2020, Nov. 17: 102.  COVID-19: Hospital Strategies & The Public Wearing Goggles Plus Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of healthcare staff wearing masks properly. They should not use ones with valves or wear them under their nose. In addition, chairs should not only be placed 6 feet from each other but also 6 feet from walking lanes. Chairs should not be next to doors. Staff flow is important. Wandering and gathering should be minimized, any staff-to-staff contact is a potential transmission. The public also has to start wearing masks. In Rural Kentucky, they are not wearing these in retail establishments. Despite this, false information, including stated by one of the callers, is given that there is a 99% mask compliance in Kentucky and, thus masks do not work. The importance of wearing goggles was also stressed as in agreement with Dr. Fauci and Consumer Union. Wearing masks and goggles is especially important if one must go into a retail store during this surge. In addition, during this surge it is best to order online and get delivery or curbside pick-up. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK. AM 590 https://youtu.be/tdLKx9k7oYY     
  
2020, Nov. 11:  COVID-19: Monoclonal Antibodies
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody treatment which has just received an emergency use authorization (EUA) from the FDA. Initial reports are encouraging with a 72% reduction in hospitalizations and ER visits. Jack Pattie Show. https://youtu.be/59fGRUy08Vg   
 
101.  2020, Nov. 9:  COVID-19: Vaccine 90% Effective - Virus Mutating
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new Pfizer Vaccine which is reported to be 90% effective in preventing COVID-19 (prevention of deaths was not an endpoint). This underscores the necessity to follow public health advice so the virus does not spread further and mutate. Mutation of the virus became even more of a concern with the report from Denmark of a mutant strain in minks which appears to be vaccine resistant and it has jumped back to a few humans. The outbreak is contained and 17 million minks were culled. There are also reports of up to 10 laboratory made SARS-CoV-2 mutations which may also be monoclonal antibody resistant. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Additional References:  https://youtu.be/4CA2UIijJVA 

References:
1) https://en.mfvm.dk/news/news/nyhed/covid-19-all-mink-in-denmark-must-be-culled/ 
2) https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/05/spread-of-mutated-coronavirus-in-danish-mink-hits-all-the-scary-buttons-but-fears-may-be-overblown/ 
3) https://www.nature.com/articles/s41392-020-00302-8   
  
100.  2020, Nov. 6:  COVID-19: Election Group Think & Transforming our Society
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how COVID-19 affected election dynamics and early voting. The election results from Minnesota and Michigan may have been affected by COVID-19. In addition, one party, probably out of concern with COVID-19, mostly using mail-in ballots also created wide swings in the reported results. Healthcare workers also need greater protections and presumptive workers' compensation for COVID-19. In addition, there are risks of healthcare workers bringing COVID-19 home to their families is discussed, with transmission to family members occurring in 50% of COVID positive workers. The effect of COVID-19 on permanently transforming our retail and educational systems is also discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590 (12:38).  https://youtu.be/Hx7Thiu1_Yc  
  
99.  2020, Nov 4:  COVID-19: Collateral Damage From Hospital & ICU Beds Filling
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses Memory T Cells and the danger of collateral damage from COVID-19 if hospital and ICU beds fill. In addition, the importance of measuring excess deaths as a means of determining the impact of COVID-19 is stressed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. (5:23) https://youtu.be/W-0AFvBq7tU   
   
98.  2020, Nov. 2:  COVID-19: Really, Doctors Being Paid To Falsely Diagnosis COVID???
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the false assertion that doctors are being paid to falsely diagnosis COVID-19. In addition, he stresses that COVID-19 is as much a heart disease as a lung disease. New studies show frequent heart involvement with over 62% of patients having elevation in cardiac enzymes. Finally, unlike those who have stated otherwise, COVID-19 will not go away after the election and lockdowns are problematic in the United States since there is not a national plan to take advantage of the pause in viral spread. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/a2yYTlXRt5k   
    
97.  2020, Oct. 30:  COVID-19: The Importance of Wearing Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of wearing masks to protect others if you are an asymptomatic carrier. Masks will also give you some protection by reducing the chances of infection by almost sixfold. But they are not nearly protective enough to stop social distancing. Also discussed are the recent excellent results of Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment, a new analysis indicating that spread from objects (such as groceries and mail) may not be as common as thought, and the abundant and clean airflow on airplanes makes them safer than the public perceives. Jack Pattie Show. Oct. 30, 2020. WVLK AM 590. (12:14)  https://youtu.be/aEoiJOaMJmY  
 
96. 2020, Oct. 28:  COVID-19: Case Fatality Rate of 1.39% With Cases Rising
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses recent studies showing the Case Fatality Rate of COVID-19 to be 1.39%. This does not include undiagnosed asymptomatic carriers. A sixth study now indicates antibodies are rapidly falling in those with mild or asymptomatic infections. Thus, the true lethality of this virus, is a combination of its case fatality rate and infectivity with future reinfections being a grave concern. Jack Pattie Show. Oct. 28, 2020. (3:47)  https://youtu.be/ZckEcj6p2W8    
  
95.  2020, Oct. 26: COVID-19: Vice Presidential Outbreak
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses spiking COVID-19 cases to the highest level in the pandemic, along with the importance of wearing masks and social distancing to stop the pandemic. In addition, our leaders need to also wear masks and send a signal through their actions that masks and social distancing are of vital importance. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (3:59)  https://youtu.be/b4-_hYL9Rbw  
 
94.  2020, Oct. 23:  COVID-19: The Second Presidential Debate & Vaccine Efficacy
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm comments on the COVID-19 policies which were discussed during the second presidential debate. Schools need proper ventilation, abundant testing, social distancing and keeping students in pods. Our economy needs to open safely with support given to businesses. Vaccines were also discussed and current FDA guidelines for Emergency Use Authorization seems to be more applicable to safety than effectiveness. Effectiveness is not being measured on the prevention of hospitalizations and deaths. The CDC has determined that between February and Oct. 3, there were 300,000 excess deaths in the United States. All of this emphasizes the need to embrace public health strategies of wearing masks, social distancing and hand hygiene. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (13:20)  https://youtu.be/zeXxKMqkxK4   
  
93.  2020, Oct. 21: COVID-19: Vaccine Challenge Trials - Masks & Viral Load
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the rising number of cases and deaths of COVID-19. He stress that case fatality rates are dropping due to better treatments, a younger population which is infected, and the use of masks. Mask use may decrease the initial viral load which may result in a less severe disease. In addition, Dr. Kavanagh discusses the ethics and effectiveness of challenge trials. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (5:00)   https://youtu.be/WB-6nhDr_Ow   
  
92.  2020, Oct. 19:  COVID-19: A Virtual Thanksgiving, Several Treatments Falling Flat
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the wisdom of a virtual Thanksgiving during the current surge of COVID-19. In addition, recent studies have provided disappointing results for the antiviral drug Remedisvir, along with reaffirming that hydroxychloroquine is also not effective. Both Gov. Chris Christie and President Trump received Remedisvir. They also received monoclonal antibodies which have shown very promising results. Finally, it was stressed that the current PCR tests are accurate, but at 1 million tests a day, testing errors will occur. The rapid tests are less accurate and are mainly used for screening. Jack Pattie Show. Oct. 19, 2020. WVLK AM 590. (4:16)
https://youtu.be/fl1G1G87mUQ 
 
91.  2020, Oct. 26: COVID-19: The Importance of Wearing Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of masks and retorts anti-maskers. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590  https://youtu.be/_PXeFTMzikA   
 
90.  2020, Oct. 12:  COVID-19: The False Narrative of Herd Immunity Being Promoted Again (The Not So Great Declaration)
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the False Narrative of Herd Immunity. He stresses that cases have rebounded in California along with New York City and Sweden. One cannot protect those at risk since about a third of the population falls into this category and we live in multi-generational households. Finally, the economy is transforming and companies have announced working at home will become the new norm for many employees. Production is up and so is customer satisfaction. Also, discussed is the KY Governor going into quarantine and the necessity of scientists to stay nonpolitical. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.   https://youtu.be/7bNAzRuX7J0   
    
89.  2020, Oct. 8:  COVID-19: Rising Hospitalizations and Rapid Tests
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses lapses in COVID-19 safety at the White House, including the overdependence on rapid testing and security personnel wearing N95 masks with exhalation valves. In addition, emphasis was placed on Senator McConnell’s correct messaging regarding masks and social distancing. We need to learn to live with this virus and open businesses safely with attention to infrastructure and airflow/sanitation. New treatments are just around the corner and we need to flatten the curve until these arrive. So, stay safe, especially if you are at high risk for a severe infection. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/DkFPaNVoazY
  
88.  2020, Oct. 7:  COVID-19: The CDC Affirms Aerosolization
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm gives an update regarding President Trumps' status and the Rose Garden superspreader event. In addition, he discusses the new CDC guidance regarding viral aerosolization and the implications this has on the opening of schools. Schools need to require masks and social distancing, along with upgrading their ventilation systems to have at least 6 to 10 complete air exchanges per hour along with air sanitation. Finally, COVID-19 vasculitis is discussed and how the disease affects every organ of the body. Jack Pattie Show. https://youtu.be/bD8UqFPj7TI
  
87.  2020, Oct. 5: COVID-19: President Trump Very Sick and Making Bad Decisions
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh From Health Watch USAsm discusses the implications of being given dexamethasone (a steroid) in severe COVID-19; on its ability to mask symptoms and at the same time produce mental dysfunction in the patient. He also stresses that remdesivir has had mediocre results in recent studies. The administration of monoclonal antibodies was a wise move, but they have to be given early enough to be effective. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.   https://youtu.be/O6kU2apARqQ    
     
86.   2020, Oct. 2:  COVID-19: President Trump Tests Positive
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the implications of President Trump testing positive for the coronavirus. He also discusses trick-or-treating, testing and how to live safer during the coronavirus pandemic. Jack Pattie Show.  https://youtu.be/gBTYTkNcuG4   
 
85.  2020, Sept. 30:  COVID-19: Presidential Debates - No Wonder, We Can't Control The Pandemic
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the Presidential 'Debate' (if you could call it that) as it relates to COVID-19. What needed to be stressed was the opening of the economy safely, with PPE, social distancing and healthy buildings. Special attention needs to be placed on schools, similar to the attention given to professional athletes. College athletes should not rush back on the field until we know more about COVID-19 effects on the heart in young athletes. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.   https://youtu.be/AUQNibr14fA   
 
84.  2020, Sept. 28:  COVID-19: CDC Halloween Regulations -- It's Airborne
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new CDC recommendations on Halloween and what they mean for other similar activities in our daily lives. Aerosole spread is described and outdoor activities with social distancing and masks are still referred to as "Moderate Risk". These recommendations should also apply to similar outdoor venues such as protests, political rallies, funerals and demonstrations. Indoors this is even more dangerous. Schools need to pay attention to their ventilation both with ample complete air exchanges and sanitation. Jack Pattie Show. https://youtu.be/YJkwpn37_ck  
  
83.  2020, Sept 25:  COVID-19: Fauci vs. Senator Paul & Problematic Vaccines
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the disagreement between Dr. Fauci and Senator Paul. He agrees with Dr. Fauci on most points, but agrees with Dr. Paul that the United States' response is among the worst in the world. New vaccines were also discussed with hopes being placed on the Johnson &Johnson vaccine. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has significant barriers to distribution, especially in disparate populations because of its requirements for very cold temperatures. In addition, antibiotic resistant bacteria is still around and MRSA is the most common drug resistant bacteria affecting COVID-19 patients. A call for a national mandatory reporting system for all dangerous pathogens is made. Such a system should be publicly available and in real time. Finally, there is reason to believe wearing masks may decrease the viral load someone is exposed to and thus, they may develop a milder infection. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/5jBbDVmTs3c   
   
82. 2020, Sept. 23,  COVID-19: Masks N95 Vs. KN95s Which are Better ?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the ever changing stances on the CDC and their back tracking on aerosolization. Dr. Kavanagh stresses that there are ample case studies and research which point to aerosolization. Even the fact that it is 20 times safer outdoors than indoors supports aerosolization of the virus. Dr. Kavanagh also discusses the difference between N95 and KN95 masks and that KN95s will not be as effective in stopping an aerosolized virus. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/OvEa14wNHBY   
 
81. 2020, Sept. 21:  COVID-19: CDC: It's Airborne & Healthy Buildings.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of the CDC's announcement that the virus is airborne and that social distancing, wearing of N95 masks need to be done by all. Schools need to upgrade their infrastructure paying particular attention to air flow and quality. Air should be completely recycled/refreshed and sterilized every 10 mins in normal conditions, but more frequent during a pandemic. We need to do more testing of students and to use masks plus social distancing. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (5:30).  https://youtu.be/7u5wQx3vz34 
  
80. 2020, Sept. 18:  COVID-19: Vaccines, Aerosolization, Restaurants and Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the safety and availability of the new Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. To judge safety and efficacy one may wish to listen in on the FDA vaccine committee on Oct.22, 2020 and since this is produced jointly by USA and Germany, there will also be approvals by the country of Germany and the European Union. In addition, the problem of aerosolization of the virus with it living in the air for 16 hours is discussed and what this means for nursing homes, restaurants and schools. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (13:35)  https://youtu.be/XK1IfmTieyA    
     
79.  2020, Sept. 16:  COVID-19: The Great Sewage Initiative & Will There Be Enough Vaccines
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the innovative approach of pool testing of sewage to target community hotspots for case tracking and for making decisions regarding opening our economy. In addition, this technique can help in opening universities safely. Student behavior is also key to opening universities. Vaccines will be key to opening the economy and our educational institutions. Some estimate that it will take 4 years to vaccinate the world. But with almost 200 companies working on vaccines, this will probably take much less time. In the United States a vaccine should be available to all much sooner. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Sept. 16, 2020. (6:56) https://youtu.be/Jwur8DaDfGY   
  
78.  2020, Sept. 14: COVID-19: Nevada Rally & Importance of Nurse Staffing in Nursing Homes
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of nurse staffing to prevent COVID-19 in nursing homes. In Kentucky, one third of all nursing home COVID-19 deaths are from 8 nursing homes which have approximately half of the nurse staffing. In addition, Dr. Kavanagh discusses the Nevada Indoor Rally which could become a superspreader event. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (2:23).  https://youtu.be/HBJ5sQN28p8
   
77.  2020, Sept. 11: COVID-19: The Bob Woodward - President Trump Tapes.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA discusses the implications of the revelations on the Bob Woodward and President Trump Tapes, including that the virus spreads through the air, affects the young and is more dangerous than the flu. In view of what is known, the continued shortage of N-95 masks in the United States and the lack of production capabilities has placed many front line workers at undue risk. Jack Pattie Show. Sept. 11, 2020. WVLK AM 590.  (12:24)   https://youtu.be/rzM1DFGpYD0
   
 76.  2020, Sept. 9: COVID-19: Failed SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine & The Need to Take The Flu Vaccine
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the AstraZeneca Trial which was placed on hold and how our initial vaccine trials are using new largely untested technology of RNA vaccines. In addition, the importance of obtaining your flu vaccine was stressed along with the dangers of getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:47) https://youtu.be/0n_pEER9yMo
   
75.  2020, Sept. 4: COVID-19:  Myocarditis in Athletes & Does Over-billing Result in Over-Diagnosis of Infections
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the finding that 30 to 35% of college football players who have COVID-19 have developed myocarditis (inflammation of the heart). In addition, he discusses the false narrative that hospitals are over-diagnosing COVID-19 because they get paid more for it. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. (19:34)  https://youtu.be/juXotnK4vGI
  
74.  2020, Sept. 2: COVID-19:  Can We Believe CDC and FDA Guidance
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses FDA changing statements regarding the efficacy of convalescent serum and the CDC's guidance regarding not recommending to test asymptomatic individuals or to test for community spread. In addition, he discusses society's shunning of healthcare workers and the impact on them. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. (7:56)  https://youtu.be/CLvPx_Ngqs0    
 
73.  2020, Aug. 31: COVID-19: Comorbidities Used As An Excuse To State Few Die
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new spin on fatalities that 94% of cases die have comorbidities. However, this is "associated with and "not caused by". And the comorbidities include diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, and breathing difficulties. Thus, the majority of adults. With advances in treatments many are now living but are developing long term disabilities of heart, lung and kidney problems. It was not so much the concern for death but for the development of myocarditis in college athletes which, caused PAC 12 and Big 10 football to be postponed. In addition, the report of California successfully opening preschools (using strategies of masking children over the age of 2, social distancing, hand hygiene and prompt cleaning of restrooms and toys after use) was discussed. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK AM 590. (8:02) https://youtu.be/pDNntFsals8
 
72.  2020, Aug. 28: COVID-19: High School Athletics & CDC Changing Testing Recommendations
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses high school contact sports and how we need to push starting them to a later date. Although the risks of death from COVID-19 in school age children is very low, there are real concerns regarding developing heart disease and myocarditis along with the spreading of the virus to their older guardians. The changing guidance by the CDC is very disturbing since by not doing community testing and testing for asymptomatic carriers the pandemic will spread and not be controlled. Topics of COVID-19 case definition along with hydroxychloroquine were also discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM.  (12:20) https://youtu.be/vGrup44rfIk 
   
71.  2020, Aug. 26:  COVID-19: Treatment So Far, No Game Changers But Definite Hope
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses new treatments of vaccines, convalescent serum and remdesivir and how they are offering hope but so far not game changers. The antibody treatment developed by Eli Lilly is promising since a high concentration of effective antibodies may be able to be given early in the course of the disease. In addition, Dr. Kavanagh cautions against the advisement on not quarantining if you travel to an area with a high COVID-19 infection. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. (4:58) https://youtu.be/siRr0qf3cqc   
   
70.  2020, Aug. 24: COVID-19: Do Not Weaken the FDA & Hyperimmune Responses
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh From Health Watch USAsm stresses that the FDA should not be weakened and vaccines need to be thoroughly tested to make sure rare reactions such as hyperimmune responses to infections do not occur. It was felt the FDA Emergency Approval of antibody serum was a good decision but that the efficacy of the serum was probably not a game changer. Already 30,000 individuals have been treated with the serum. Opening of schools and the need for upgraded ventilation and N-95 masks for teachers along with the benefits of goggles and face shields was discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.   https://youtu.be/QVHLJ2zOoc0  
  
69.  2020, Aug. 21:  COVID-19: A Response to a White House Coronavirus Task Force Member
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm responds to White House Task Force Dr. John Fleming regarding the opening of schools. Recent studies have demonstrated that school children may not show symptoms and can transmit to their parent and grandparent caregivers placing them and the child's teachers at risk for COVID-19. Needed are N-95 masks for front line workers, capability of testing, safer air quality and repair of dilapidated schools, along with lower rates of community infections. Risks which could have been mitigated over the last 6 months with better federal coordination of the pandemic response. Other topics discussed were the seasonal flu and vaccine along with death rates from the pandemic. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/eUwnzKPlAxg   
 
68.  2020, Aug. 19:  COVID-19: Colleges Closing - Saliva & Pool Testing Can Be Transformative
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of transparency of school outbreaks along with transparency of severe infections in our healthcare facilities. Recent closures of Universities including North Carolina and Notre Dame. Students are ignoring public health advice and social distancing. The new saliva test and pool testing can be transformative and allow primary and secondary education to open. Upgrading our school's infrastructure is imperative to opening primary education. Guidance is changing as we learn more and more about this virus. Jack Pattie Show. Aug. 19, 2020. WVLK AM 590. (9:04)  https://youtu.be/L0A71e_Wsow  
   
67.  2020, Aug. 17:  COVID-19: 200,000 Excess Deaths; 60% Developing Heart Disease, Athletes Not Playing
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses CDC data on total deaths in 2020 which shows an excess mortality of over 200,000. These deaths are attributed to COVID-19. Data from San Quentin Prison sheds doubt on herd immunity with 66% of the population being infected with new cases still occurring. Heart disease is also occurring in all types of COVID-19 patients, even those mildly infected. 60% of patients have changes in their hearts and the fear of myocarditis which is occurring in the young is postponing college sports. Finally, the low number of flu cases in the Southern Hemisphere is also discussed. Jack Pattie Show. Aug. 17, 2020. (7:17) https://youtu.be/RXZsi-T3PeA   
 
66.  2020, Aug. 14:  COVID-19: Should We Open All Schools And Masks Worn Only By Those At High Risk?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm responds to the strategy of only giving masks to those at risk for COVID-19 and opening all schools. He stresses that cloth masks do not provide effective protection to the wearer but are intended to protect others and lower the R0 of the virus to slow down and possibly stop the pandemic. It was stressed that the lethality of the pandemic is the infectivity of the virus and that during a raging pandemic children can be very infectious placing those at home at risk for COVID-19. Finally, there are long haulers and lasting disability in many who are stricken by this disease. Heart, lung and cognitive problems are common in those hospitalized, even those who are treated at home can develop disabling conditions. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM (14:52)  https://youtu.be/SMir00P3jC4
  
65.  2020, Aug. 12:  COVID-19: Kentucky Schools, Aerosols & Vaccines
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of opening schools and the need for upgrading our school buildings including better air flow and circulation. The safety of vaccines was also discussed and how, unlike Russia, we need to make sure all vaccines are thoroughly tested for both safety and efficacy before widespread use by our public. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/Kf96KuF42uk  
 
64.  2020, Aug. 10:  COVID-19: T - Cells Good or Bad, Exercising Vortexes
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the opening of schools in New York along with the importance of healthy school buildings with good ventilation and clean air. In addition, he discusses the findings of T-Cell immunity in the population and whether this is good or bad. And briefly discusses exercising vortexes and the need to be greater than 6 feet away when following someone who is walking, running or biking. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/sy7wtTt_VlI    
  
63. 2020, Aug. 7:  COVID-19: Prepare for the Long Term, Opening Schools Safely, Hydroxycholoroquine
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how COVID-19 will probably be with us for the long term and we need to strategize and upgrade infrastructure to reopen schools. In addition, questions were answered regarding hydroxychloroquine. Jack Pattie Show (16:12).
https://youtu.be/XMnl0hdwqr0   
 
62.  2020, Aug. 5:  COVID-19: Study: Hydroxychloroquine Works In Monkeys, Not Humans
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) inhibits a needed coronavirus entry enzyme in monkeys but not humans. Nefamostat Mesylate is the drug which inhibits the human enzyme but all of the attention given to HCQ has taken away valuable needed research resources. Internet trolls are also discussed, most with fake accounts and little if any content. They are spreading misinformation regarding HCQ and appear to be highly organized. Also the use of masks at home are discussed along with using goggles in high risk situations. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (5:43) https://youtu.be/DsKlnUPZv2c  
 
61.  2020, Aug. 3:  COVID-19: The Pandemic May Last For
Two Years And Infrastructure Changes are Needed.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm agrees with the WHO that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely last two years, since vaccines are not assured and already there is public concern regarding their acceptance. He stresses that we need a shift in our thinking from extending lifelines, to investments (State Grants) for infrastructure changes such as restaurants increasing ventilation and sterilization of airflow along with the construction of outdoor seating areas. Three manufacturers have vaccines which have entered clinical trials. Until the results are known, we need to wear masks, socially distance and wash our hands. Jack Pattie Show. Aug. 3, 2020. (7:20)   https://youtu.be/eyFUkW3zV1c  
 
60.  2020, July  31:  COVID-19: New Studies, Hydroxychloroquine Does Not Work & Infrastructure Needed To Open Schools
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the safety of medical care in the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic along with new studies showing the mechanism of action of hydroxychloroquine which explains why it works in the lab but does not work in live humans. In addition, infrastructure changes in restaurants and schools are needed to modify buildings to make them safer during the COVID-19 pandemic. And finally, should we be wearing goggles? Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (14:32)   https://youtu.be/EwXl-CIbvKs   
    
59.  2020, July 29:  COVID-19: Infections Associated With Face Shields, Shortages of Tests and HCQ Misinformation.
Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the testing shortage and the need for the ability to run laboratory developed tests (LDTs). The misinformation regarding hydroxychloroquine which is flooding social media was also discussed. Finally, the Swiss Government has issued a warning regarding the use of face shields after an outbreak in a hotel which only affected workers wearing a face shield and not those wearing masks. Jack Pattie Show.  (5:57)  https://youtu.be/wFGkBEbJeEc 
 
58.  2020, July 27:  COVID-19: Churches, Bars, Schools & Mandates
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the rising rates in Kentucky and if one closes churches (which has already been done), then bars should also be closed, and makes the case that Mandates have a greater impact on the public than Recommendations. The public needs to follow public health advice and wear masks, socially distance and wash their hands.  Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/KEGLPmnNhy8   
 
57.  2020, July 24:  COVID-19: The Great School Debate
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the great school debate and recent CDC guidance. Parent and guardian involvement is of utmost important. In addition, new messaging from President Trump, calling the wearing of masks patriotic, warning the pandemic will get worse before it gets better and the canceling of the Republican Convention in Jacksonville, Florida, clearly paints the pandemic as a very serious situation. Jack Pattie Show.  (12:36).  https://youtu.be/qdI8PK3yq8A
 
56.  2020, July 22:  COVID-19: Experience With Having A Surgical Procedure - Is it Safe?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses new data on the infectivity of school children, the lasting and wide spectrum of effects of this virus and the growing consensus on wearing masks to stop the surging epidemic. In addition, he describes his recent outpatient surgery and the precautions which were taken along with the importance of not having the healthcare system overrun with COVID-19 patients. Jack Patties Show. WVLK AM 590. July 22, 2020. (5:45) https://youtu.be/4VWrH604B9g   
 
55.  2020, July 20:  COVID-19: Is It As Bad As They Say? Are The Numbers Accurate?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the severity of the novel coronavirus epidemic and the need for national leadership with standardization of case definitions and reporting. The public needs to follow public health guidance and this guidance will change as we gain more knowledge. School openings are problematic with spiking cases and recent data from South Korea sheds doubt on the safety of opening schools. Vaccines are coming online and so far they look promising. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  (30:28)  https://youtu.be/b-LTDzaGmxQ  
    
54.  2020, July 20: COVID-19: What is it like to Get a Test, Should We Reopen Schools.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) discusses the problem of not funding testing and case tracking along with concerns regarding bypassing the CDC on COVID-19 data. In addition, new information from South Korea on the interactivity of young children is discussed and how this impacts plans for school reopenings. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (11:19)   https://youtu.be/g8f92uShV-Y  
    
53.  2020, July 17:  COVID-19: Why Doesn't The USA Follow Public Health Advice
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses why changing guidance which occurred as we gained more knowledge about COVID-19 is being used to foster mistrust regarding scientists and public health experts in the United States. Europe accepted changes in guidance and crushed the curve. Many in the United States used this as an excuse to ignore advice. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (5:53)  https://youtu.be/dVDXdIxjat0  
   
52.  2020, July 10:  COVID-19: Opening of Kentucky Schools, the Need to Wear Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses school openings in Kentucky along with the need to wear masks and for individuals to do this not for themselves but for others. Finally, we need to work together and need a national coordinated strategies. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (8:13)   https://youtu.be/L5HTRknF-Js 
 
51.  2020, July 10. COVID-19: Transforming Kentucky's Economy, Safely Opening Schools and The Importance of Masks.
Kevin Kavanagh, MD from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of wearing masks along with suggestions for school openings and how COVID-19 is going to transform our economy. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/uSNuYA_5BbU  
  
50.  2020, July 8:  COVID-19 Cases Are Rising and Waning Hopes for Herd Immunity
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the rising rates of COVID-19 in Kentucky and how the public is not following public health guidance. New data from Spain found only 5% of the population has antibodies to COVID-19, shedding doubt on the prospects of herd immunity. Spain's results supports observations in Sweden and California. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK AM 590. (6:00)
https://youtu.be/X4uCazlTZMI
 
49.  2020, July 6:  COVID-19: Mixed Messaging and Overrun Healthcare System
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses problems with the country being divided. We need consistent messaging. The United States had many warnings before this epidemic occurred and we ignored them all. Those who are hospitalized may have long lasting medical problems. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK AM 590. (8:39) https://youtu.be/8DHsDkl6qTo
  
 48.  2020, July 3:  COVID-19: Retort to a Coronavirus Denier & Hopes for a Vaccine
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh From Health Watch USAsm disagrees with a caller who feels herd immunity can be achieved and COVID-19 is no more deadly in the elderly than the flu. In addition, the new Pfizer's vaccine is discussed along with how to keep safer during the Fourth of July. The suggestion of applying pool testing to family cohorts for both nursing homes and schools is discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (13:32)   https://youtu.be/hnJld6ClAUY    
    
47.  2020, July 1, COVID-19: Top Republicans Now Saying -- Wear Masks
Dr. Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the alarming projections of new cases for COVID-19 and the new N1H1 virus circulating in China. The recent Senate hearing (June 30) was discussed with the Committee Chairman, Lamar Alexander, asking the President to wear a mask, creating hopes of uniform messaging from our leaders. Cases are too high for contact tracing to be effective and maybe Kentucky should preemptively, similar to New Jersey, dial back their openings. Jack Pattie Show.(9:02)  https://youtu.be/ZnT_yRJR9gc     
 
46.  2020, June 29, COVID-19: Pool Testing To Open Nursing Homes & Defective Antibody Tests
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses using pool testing for detecting the COVID-19 virus in family units of nursing home visitors. In addition, the problems and history of antibody tests were also discussed. Wearing masks is very important to prevent the spread of this virus. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. (6:54)  https://youtu.be/yMYw-7SwqWU  
 
45.  2020, June 26, COVID-19: Immunity May Be Low in Asymptomatic Carriers
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses spiking rates in Texas, Arizona, Florida and California along with the CDC projections of a large number of asymptomatic carriers. Two new studies have found disturbingly low neutralizing antibodies in asymptomatic carriers which raises concerns of lasting immunity. All of this underscores the need for wearing masks, social distancing, and hand washing. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (13:55)  https://youtu.be/2EfMEvAKAKw  
 
44.  2020, June 24, COVID-19: Rates in Southern States are Skyrocketing as Governors Take Action
Dr Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the skyrocketing rates in southern States with hospitalizations rising in Texas, California, Florida, Arizona, South Carolina and Tennessee to the highest levels since the pandemic began. Total cases per day in the United States are the highest recorded, 35,000. The European Union has a greater population than the United States and has only 4,000 cases per day. The EU is now considering a travel ban of United States citizens. Jack Pattie Show. (6:23).  https://youtu.be/yw_Hiz3DgWY  
 
43.  2020, June 22, COVID-19:  COVID-19: Increased Testing is NOT the Cause of Spiking Coronavirus Cases
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses he spiking COVID-19 virus infection rates in the Southern United States and how this is not related to increase testing. Increase testing should lower rates though case identification and isolation. This spike is being driven by younger individuals who although they may not be as likely to die of the infection can become very sick with lasting disability. In addition, they can spread this infection to their parents and grandparents. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. (4:42)
https://youtu.be/aF0XihAkQs8
 
42.  2020, June 19,  COVID-19:  COVID-19 - Angry Coronavirus Denier, Antibody Dependent Enhancement & the Dangers of Indoor Rallies
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the necessity to wear masks and the dangers of indoor rallies. In addition, there are doubts of lasting immunity and mounting evidence that the virus has a profound effect on the body's immunity. This may set the stage for reinfections and antibody dependent enhancement. In addition, a response was given to a coronavirus denier, an example how mixed messaging is causing social turmoil.  Jack Pattie Show. (13:16) https://youtu.be/hOVEELzqWrI  
 
41.  2020, June 17, COVID-19:  Treatments That Work and Those That Do Not
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses new studies which show benefits of dexamethasone on COVID019 patients who require respiratory support along with a failed randomized control trial using hydroxychloroquine. In addition the new antibody serum developed by Eli Lilly is entering Phase III Clinical Trials and it should be available by late September. Finally, the AIM review paper on asymptomatic spread found 40 to 45% of infected patients may spread the virus without knowing they even have it. The importance of this with the upcoming Tulsa, OK political rally is stressed along with advising this may become a supra-spreader event. Jack Pattie Show.  (6:48) https://youtu.be/wyM9v9Vad6U
 
40.  2020, June 15, COVID-19:  Underestimation of COVID-19 Deaths.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm explains how historical death rates indicate that the COVID-19 deaths may be greatly underestimated. In Kentucky, there may be almost 1200 total deaths as opposed to 500. In addition, the importance of wearing masks and social distancing to stop asymptomatic spread and controlling the epidemic is stressed; along with the need for universal healthcare coverage and better social support. Jack Pattie Show (5:38).  https://youtu.be/0G_TYHg7NR8 
 
39.  2020, June 12, COVID-19: Increasing Rates of Infections & The Importance of Wearing Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm, discusses the implications of the lack of transmission to any of the 140 clients of the COVID-19 virus positive hairdressers; and what that means for the efficacy of the public wearing masks. He also discusses large gatherings, restaurants and funerals; along with the new antibody therapy being developed by Eli Lilly which should be available in September. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. (15:21)  https://youtu.be/1a6yQl7nRlg 
   
38.  2020, June 8. COVID-19: WHO Recommends The Public Wear Masks
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the current WHO guidance for the public to wear cloth masks, and those at high risk and over the age of 60 to wear N-95 masks. In addition, some studies are showing lower than expected antibody levels in the community which places more importance for everyone to wear masks and practice social distancing. Modeling studies have predicted that masks and social distancing alone may burn out the epidemic. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590. (6:60)  https://youtu.be/CB-cq7d-cjg   
  
37.  2020, June 5. COVID-19: Bad Research & False Information on The Internet
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh form Health Watch USAsm discusses the recent retraction of a hydroxychlorquine article and the internet bots which spread false information to the public. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK 590.  (16:04).  https://youtu.be/NbKtRUVeamo  
  
36.  2020, June 3. COVID-19: Protests and Raising Death Rates
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the recent protests and the raising death rates which are starting to occur in Kentucky and the United States. Scott Johnson - Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 (8:14)  https://youtu.be/PT9buegLwwE  
 
35.  2020, June 1.   COVID-19: Social Inequities & Lasting Effects of This Infection
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the George Floyd Demonstration and the social inequities which exist in our society, including living conditions which prevent social distancing, lack of food and resources and working conditions which can be made safer. In addition, the long term effects of the COVID-19 virus (post COVID disability) is also discussed. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK. (5:51).  https://youtu.be/48Sqdec47xU  
  
34.  2020, May 29.  COVID-19: Changing Guidance and Ever Changing Statistics.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the changing guidance which is being given, along with discussions regarding concerns with the statistical analysis of the effects of this epidemic, specifically asymptomatic carriers. Jack Pattie Show -- WVLK AM. (16:27)  Jack Pattie Show.  https://youtu.be/ph1iJlKZu_k
 
33.  2020, May 27.  COVID-19: Memorial Day Weekend in Kentucky
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses memorial day opening in Kentucky, tips for eating out and the importance of wearing a mask and social distancing. Jack Pattie Show. (7:10)  https://youtu.be/eW5RW9rlcoE 
   
32.  2020, May 22.  COVID-19: Kentucky's Reopening of the Economy
Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the reopening of the economy, the need for continued cleaning of goods along the with need to wear masks and return to work safety. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. (14:40). https://youtu.be/D6Tfn78rNFA 
 
31. 2020, May 20.  COVID-19: Immunity -- Soap & Water is Best
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses new evidence which supports immunity and the CDC's finding that person to person spread is the most common means of contracting COVID-19. Soap and water is best to clean with. In addition, western rural Kentucky has the highest infection rate with Warren County having the second highest number of infections in Kentucky. Jack Pattie Show.
https://youtu.be/gABvw3-uOPc
 
30.  2020, May 18.  COVID-19: Kentucky's Mask Controversy.
Dr Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the need for wearing masks to combat the COVID-19 epidemic along with the controversy which is taking place in Kentucky. The Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590 (8:43)   https://youtu.be/iA4Roa82iLA
  
29.  2020, May 15.  COVID-19: Visiting a Doctor's Office.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, MD, from Health Watch USAsm  discusses his experience and precautions taken during his visit to a doctor's office. In addition, the importance of wearing a mask was discussed and how to safely reopen the economy. Finally, COVID-19 testing was discussed and the development of immunity. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. (14:52) https://youtu.be/1KbEL_aNJqU
   
28.  2020, May 13.  COVID-19 Reopening the Economy -- A short discussion 
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the reopening of the economy. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. (5:33) https://youtu.be/nh_ky2nqpmg  
   
37.  2020, May 11.  COVID-19 Invading the White House, Opening the Economy
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses national security concerns created with the coronavirus invading the White House. Concerns over safely opening the economy are also discussed along with the false narrative of herd immunity. Jack Pattie Show (7:54)  https://youtu.be/Z6NLEup9DNY 
  
27.  2020, May 8.  COVID-19. The Public Needs Testing Availability As The White House & The False Narrative of Herd Immunity.
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, from Health Watch USAsm discusses herd immunity and how the infectivity and immune response to the virus makes this an unrealistic strategy. This is further complicated by the emergence of a new strain 614G on the East Coast. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK 590. (14:40)  https://youtu.be/AVpE6onrMTU
  

26. 2020, May 6.  COVID-19: New Strain Faster & Meaner -- What We Need to Do.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) discusses the reports of the new strain of the COVID-19 virus. This virus has been found to be more infectious and produces an increased viral load in the cell. The attachment spike has been mutated and this may cause those who were immune to the previous version to be susceptible to this one. Herd immunity does not appear to be an option. In addition, vaccines need to be modified to increase their effectiveness against this strain. WVLK 590 AM with Scott Johnson. (5:31)  https://youtu.be/lp9mi09dYFg  
 
25. 2020, May 4.  COVID-19: Importance of Masks & Hopes for Vaccines. 
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, discusses the importance of masks and new hopes for a vaccine, along with strategies to speed up the process. Scott Johnson, WVLK 590 AM.  (6:48)  https://youtu.be/JCISiR4Amvc  
 
24. 2020, May 1.  Open or Not Open Our Economy - Is COVID-19 Herd Immunity a False Narrative ?
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, from Health Watch USAsup>sm, discusses the COVID-19 experience in Sweden vs. Finland and if the United States should open their economy, stressing the importance of worker safety and patrons wearing masks. Problems with herd immunity are also discussed along with the fast tracking of vaccines. Jack Pattie Show. (15:31)  https://youtu.be/I__VsLXZ-XM
 
23. 2020, Apr. 29. False COVID-19 Narratives from Elected Official's?   Kevin Kavanagh, MD from Health Watch USAsm responds to the false narratives of elected officials. Issues of piecemeal opening in states, infection rates and dangers of COVID-19 along with the use of mask by both employees and employers in retail establishments. The importance of officials wearing viral filtering masks in hospitals was also emphasized. Jack Pattie Show. (9:43) https://youtu.be/IFXjVkPfNwA     
 
22. 2020,
Apr. 27.  COVID-19: Opening the Economy & Hydroxychloroquine. 
Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm, discusses the opening of the economy in the COVID-19 epidemic, that the number of cases may be improving and the dangers of hydroxychloroquine. Jack Pattie Show. (6:31) https://youtu.be/jsNhpbRjr10
    
21. 2020, Apr. 24. The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.   Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, MD, discusses the various tests to diagnosis COVID-19 and when an antibody versus a viral test will be useful. In addition, the problem of false positives and negatives and test reliability are discussed. Jack Pattie Show.  (16:26)  https://youtu.be/kNyA-9Ua6QM
   
20. 2020, Apr. 22.  The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the problems created by some state governors not following White House Guidance, the possibility of a second bigger wave of infection and disappointing research results of hydroxychloroquine.  Jack Pattie Show. (7:06)  https://youtu.be/0E-NZZ0xHKc 
   
19. 2020, Apr. 20.  New Requirements to Open Our Economy, How long will This Last? 
Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new requirements to open up the economy, the need for more testing and that this virus will probably be with us until we have a vaccine. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590. (8:14)   https://youtu.be/jBkN4i6g9W4
      
18. 2020, Apr. 17.  Opening the Economy & COVIR-19's Effect on the Food Chain  
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh discusses when to reopen the economy and COVIR-19's effect on the food chain. Jack Pattie Radio Show. WVLK 590 AM. (16:02)   https://youtu.be/ZzUJimuU0P0
     
17. 2020, Apr. 15.  Defunding the WHO and Safety of Our Food Chain with COVID-19.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the United States' defunding of the World Health Organization, along with food safety with COVID-19. In addition, insights into when to open the economy and if primaries should be held in Kentucky were given. Jack Pattie Show - WVLK 590 AM. (7:04)  https://youtu.be/Lq9eYt_5w2k 
    
16. 2020, Apr. 13.  Dismissal of Dr. Fauci ? When To Open Economy.
 Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the impact of threatening to fire Dr. Anthony  Fauci and when we should open the economy. In addition, the disappointment of churches which did not cancel Easter Services and some of our leaders whom seem to support holding services. Jack Pattie Show. (8:12)  https://youtu.be/5bJy7AVNVJA 
 
15. 2020, Apr. 10.  The COVID-19 Danger of Church Services & Reopening the Economy Too Early. /em>
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, from Health Watch USAsm discuses the risks of COVID-19 going to church services and reopening of the economy too early. Tips on how to stay safe, wearing masks at grocery stores and and preferentially having groceries delivered. In addition, once we are over the peak of the curve, it needs to be remembered that the down slope was created by social distancing and if we go back to normal without an increase in testing or a vaccine, then a second wave may occur. Jack Pattie Show. (10:41)  https://youtu.be/dsZXV-lbCKY
  
14. 2020, Apr. 8. The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.   
Kevin Kavanagh,MD from Health Watch US discusses healthcare worker safety and the need for more PPE along with the red tap and legal issues which prevents workers from wearing their own. Workers do not need paid sick leave but workers' compensation benefits. A strong coordinated federal response is needed with a well defined exit strategy with goals centered on PPE and rapid testing availability. Jack Pattie Show. (5:00)  https://youtu.be/nN25pIFdRng
 
13. 2020, Apr. 6. COVID-19 Asymptomatic Spread and the Dangers of Churches.   
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the extensive pandemic preparedness enacted by President George Bush and then neglected. In addition, asymmetric spread of the COVID-19 virus was discussed along with the need for retailers to require patrons to use a DIY mask and food handlers to use protective gear. Jack Pattie show. (5:20) https://youtu.be/XbhwTYh3RGY
   
12. 2020, Apr. 3.  Are Churches & Singing a Major Risk Factor for Spread? 
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses asymptomatic spread and the unacceptable risks in-church services and singing pose on the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Jack Pattie Radio Show WVLK AM.  (15:25) https://youtu.be/z9xpRku7kaE  
 
11. 2020, Apr. 1.  New Estimates of COVID-19 Spread and Fatalities - Discussion of Public Mask Use.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses that new estimates shows if maximum social distancing and stay at home orders are followed nationwide that a minimum of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths may occur. All states need to enact stay at home policies.  The controversial policy of citizens using masks is also discussed. Jack Pattie Show.  (8:24) https://youtu.be/FrRbOEflKqM
  
10. 2020, Mar. 30.  COVID-19 Masks, Gloves & Ventilators.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses masks, gloves and ventilator shortage along with the non-coordinated, inadequate federal response. Also, discussed is social distancing both the importance and its extension until the end of April.  Jack Pattie Show WVLK AM. (12:46)  https://youtu.be/2wKm9eiMQHY
 
9. 2020, Mar. 27.  COVID-19, Social Distancing, Lack of Beds and Kentucky's CON.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of social distancing and staying at home along with the lack of ventilators and the lack of beds A short discussion was also given regarding Kentucky's antiquated CON law. WVLK AM - Jack Pattie Show. (10:52)  https://youtu.be/DmR8lYdH_rY  
  
8. 2020, Mar. 25 -- COVID-19 - Importance of Social Distancing and Grocery Delivery.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of social distancing, staying at home, ordering groceries to be delivered, and that there is a consensus developing that the virus can live on some surfaces for up to three days. Jack Pattie Show. (4:04).  https://youtu.be/tGLbCKp5aNk 

7. 2020, Mar. 23 -- Spread of Coronavirus Without Symptoms - Asymptomatic Spread.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh stresses the importance of staying at home and asymptomatic spread. Senator Rand Paul has the virus and is asymptomatic. Now we have Republican Senators missing one of the most important votes in their careers because they were exposed to asymptomatic carriers. Jack Pattie Show. (4:22)
https://youtu.be/gSxnai_kc34  
 
6. 2020, Mar. 21 -- COVID-19 How To Get Groceries and How to Safely Use gloves. 
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 epidemic and how to safely get groceries and use gloves. In addition the importance of greater CDC funding and engagement was discussed. Jeff Santos Show (15:30). https://youtu.be/vkPWxfq6wTI 

5. 2020, Mar. 19. Coronavirus -- Flatten The Curve - Asymptomatic Spread, Social Distancing and Masks.
Kevin Kavanagh, MD from Health Watch USAsm discusses asymptomatic spread, social distancing and the lack of hospital beds, masks, and test reagents. And the need for N95 masks for the public. Jack Pattie Show. (20:28)  https://youtu.be/li04bjncrTM 
 
4. 2020 Mar. 14.  The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.  
Kevin Kavanagh, MD, from Health Watch USAsm gives a short coronavirus (COVID-19) update on the Jack Pattie show. Social distancing is discussed along with how using only a mask may not give adequate protection. Jack Pattie Show. (04:40)
 
3. 2020, Mar. 9. The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates. 
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm gives an update on the status of the coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic, number of infections and how to best avoid contracting the infection. Jack Pattie Show. (05:42) 

2. 2020, Mar. 3: The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the coronavirus COVIR-19. Updated information on transmission, fatality rates and the utility of masks is discussed. In addition, strategies to prevent transmission to individuals are presented. Emphasis is also placed on changes which need to be made by employers and our healthcare system. Jack Pattie Show WVLK AM Download.  YouTube Video. (23:09)  https://youtu.be/lrzNgwzl_44  

1. 2020, Feb. 4: The Coronavirus Pandemic -- Kevin Kavanagh.
The Coronavirus Epidemic, what is known, best ways to prevent acquiring the virus and the current CDC Response. Jack Pattie Radio Show AM 590. YouTube Video. (32:46)   https://youtu.be/nl3ZFtK2f5w 
   

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