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35.  2020, Nov. 24:  COVID-19: Opening of Schools
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the opening of schools and the importance of not overrunning our healthcare systems. A coherent national strategy is needed and any places of congregation are problematic. The Thanksgiving Holiday is also problematic and travel within and between states should be kept to a minimum. Jeff Santos Show. Nov. 24, 2020.   https://youtu.be/EdRljkQBK94    
  
34.  2020, Nov. 19:  COVID-19: School Closings
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the closing of schools and what needs to be done for reopening, including better ventilation and sanitation of air, PPE, pool testing of students and teachers. In addition, we need to invoke the Defense Production Act to produce needed PPE and testing supplies. We need better and consistent messaging from our leaders along with everyone following public health advice. Travel and the upcoming holidays are especially problematic. Jeff Santos Show. Nov. 21, 2020. https://youtu.be/9vL0Q1nOkLQ 

33.  2020, Nov. 12: COVID-19: Will a Shut Down Improve Anything?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the difficulties in shutting down the economy with a shelter in place order. We no longer have adequate reserves and the public has still not bought into public health measures. Thus, reopening after a closure could well cause the virus to re-surge. Of utmost importance is public acceptance of public health strategies so once viral levels are suppressed, they can be kept low with case tracking. Jeff Santos Show.  https://youtu.be/YkYU2Gt3HAE   
 
32.  2020, Nov. 5:  COVID-19: Post Election Strategies - The Need For A National Strategy
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses post-election strategies to control COVID-19 along with the need for uniform messaging. Getting community involvement for the control of COVID-19 is of utmost importance and involvement of community organizations such as churches is discussed. Jeff Santos Show. https://youtu.be/-J5E8l3un68   
 
31. 2020, Oct. 29:  COVID-19: Are Superspreader Rallies A Self Defeating Strategy?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the illogical strategy of holding multiple potential superspreader events which risk driving the pandemic, making it harder to vote on election day. The use of masks and social distancing is imperative or our healthcare system will be overrun and COVID-19 fatality rates will rise. Jeff Santos Show.  https://youtu.be/RHiF6JqUPhI   
  
30. 2020, Oct. 15:  COVID-19: The False Narrative of Herd Immunity
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the Great Barrington Declaration's false narrative of herd immunity. He also discuses the importance of seeing your physician, even during COVID-19, and a new therapy on the horizon. Jeff Santos Show. Oct. 15, 2020.  https://youtu.be/YFWBBZDwa5U  
    
29. 2020, Oct 8:  COVID-19: White House Precautions & Public Acceptance of Health Guidance
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discussed inadequate COVID-19 prevention strategies at the White House, including the sole reliance on rapid testing, a test known for high false negative rates. In addition, the use of exhalation valves on N95 masks by security personnel should not be used in a pandemic. The lack of a coherent uniform message has resulted in the public not accepting public health guidance which is further fueling the pandemic. Finally, the necessity of receiving a flu vaccine was discussed. Jeff Santos Show.  https://youtu.be/1MrtkddBVR4
     
28. 2020, Oct. 2: COVID-19: President Trump Tests Positive
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the implications of President Trumps positive COVID-19 test. The importance of wearing masks and social distancing are stressed along with the dangers of large outdoor gatherings with loud vocalization which can aerosolize the virus. Jeff Santos Show.
https://youtu.be/ts7kqtABk18   
    
27. 2020, Oct. 1:  COVID-19: The White House's Coronavirus Message
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of masks and not interfering with the CDC and scientists' advice. Currently, cases in the United States are rising and in Wisconsin there are political rallies planning to be held. CDC's guidelines on Halloween are discussed, along with what they mean for other comparable activities. The importance of aerosolization along with making schools safer with healthy buildings and implementing public health protocols of wearing masks and social distancing. If we can do this and much more for professional sports, we should do the same for our children. Jeff Santos Show. (23:01) https://youtu.be/uRQk1I24QGU
 
26. 2020, Sept 24:  COVID-19: -120 F Vaccine -- Are You Kidding ??
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the requirements for opening schools and how the hopes on the Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine may have been misplaced. The requirement to store at dry ice temperatures from manufacturing to injection makes the vaccine problematic and will probably create access barriers in disparate populations. Jeff Santos Show.  https://youtu.be/uAAtU7x6PvQ    
   
25. 2020, Sept 17:  COVID-19: Are Vaccines Safe?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses vaccines along with issues of their safety and effectiveness. In addition, the safety of schools along with the wisdom of restarting school and college contact sports is discussed. Jeff Santos Show. Video link  https://youtu.be/hi3j7LOYSW0   
 
24. 2020, Sept 11:  COVID-19: Opening Schools, Sports & The Bob Woodward Donald Trump Interview.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the implications of the Feb and March 2020 interview between Donald Trump and Bob Woodward. In addition, strategies to open schools and professional sports are discussed. Jeff Santos Show. (22:05)  https://youtu.be/atj_P24W6L8
     
23. 2020, Sept. 3:  COVID-19: Vaccine By Election Day. Is It Safe ??
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses vaccine safety and what needs to take place before any vaccine is released to the public. In addition, the need for unified consistent messaging and not following prey to misinformation is stressed. Finally, missteps which occurred in the United States initial response to the pandemic was discussed. Jeff Santos Show. Sept. 3, 2020. (21:55) https://youtu.be/Izp64yA1JbE
 
22. 2020, Aug. 27:  COVID-19: Can We Trust Our Federal Public Health Agencies?
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the recent changes in testing recommendations by the CDC which would not allow the identification of asymptomatic carriers and community spread. The FDA had a similar lapse with the overstatement of the efficacy of convalescent serum. Jeff Santos Show.   (21:49)  https://youtu.be/29Nyvl3n2kE 
 
21. 2020, Aug. 13:  COVID-19: Difficulties in Opening Schools
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the difficulties in opening schools and how we need to protect our children and follow public health guidance. Infrastructure improvements are necessary along with lowering the infection rate in the community. Jeff Santos Show. Aug. 13, 2020.  https://youtu.be/fvv54LVqiCQ
 
20. 2020, Aug. 6:  COVID-19: The Logistics of Opening of Schools
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm and Melissa Tomlinson from BAT teachers association discuss the logistics of opening schools on the Jeff Santos shows. Topics include the need for a revised infrastructure, social distancing, masks, along with blend programs. It was stressed that opening schools in regions with high community spread will probably not be successful. Students can still get sick, sometimes severely ill but data is showing that they may well bring the virus home to their parents and grandparents. Jeff Santos Show. Aug. 6, 2020.  https://youtu.be/mHG6fl71mcI  
   
19. 2020, July 30:  COVID-19:  Opening Schools.
Governor Michael Dukakis, Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, Melissa Tomlinson, David Palelogous discuss the complexities of opening schools.   The need to lower community infection rates and modification of a school's infrastructure are of utmost importance.  Concerns exist over the safety of teachers along with that of parents as new research shows risks of infections from children.   Jeff Santos Show. 
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18. 2020, July 16: COVID-19: Spiking Cases and School Openings
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the spiking cases in the Southern United States and the current discussion on whether or not to reopen classroom teaching. Jeff Santos Show.  (21:54)  https://youtu.be/eo8j1Rf2pCI
    
 17. 2020, July 9:  COVID-19: Mixed Messaging and Skyrocketing Rates in the United States
Kevin Kavanagh, MD and Christine Pontus, RN discuss COVID-19 rising rates in the United States and the importance of having an appropriate infrastructure and a national strategy. Jeff Santos Show.  https://youtu.be/-0hqKJksQuo
    

16. 2020, July 2, COVID-19:  COVID-19 Denial of Severity and The Fourth of July
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, from Health Watch USAsm discusses the risks of not taking the coronavirus seriously and being cavalier during fourth of July Celebrations. In addition, States are rolling back opening and some States are reclosing indoor dining and bars. Jeff Santos Show. (22:27)  https://youtu.be/-9Mfcvf0LUM  
    
15. 2020, June 25, COVID-19: Spiking Cases and a Need for A Coordinated Response
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the spiking cases in the Southern States and the lack of a coordinated federal response. The mixed messaging is compounded by misinformation initiatives on social media spurred by adversarial governments. Death rates are falling because of better treatment in the ICU using dexamethasone, plasma, remdesivir and anticoagulation but we are finding out that those that survive a severe episode, may well have disabling medical conditions post discharge from the hospital. Jeff Santos Show.  (21:59) https://youtu.be/fwhQKhHYl4c  
 

14. 2020, June 18, COVID-19:  The Southern States Spiking, Masks not Being Used and New Treatments in the Pipeline
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the need for wearing masks and the lack of central consistent messaging. CONVID-19 is spiking in the Southern States. Oklahoma is seeing a major spike and an indoor political rally is planned in 2 days. New treatments consisting of vaccines, dexamethasone and an antibody infusion are in the pipeline. Jeff Santos Show.  https://youtu.be/0UY79KP6T2U
 
13. 2020, June 4. COVID-19: Demonstrations and Public Safety
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm and Christine Pontus from the Massachusetts Nurses Association discuss the dangers of viral spread in demonstrations and suggestions on how to keep the public safe. The need for PPE and the importance of testing is stressed. Jeff Santos Show.  (22:43)
https://youtu.be/G81qrenx598 
  

12. 2020, May 26.  COVID-19: Memorial Day Opening and Kentucky Reprehensible Demonstrations
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses safety tips when one goes to restaurants, the future of sporting events and the reprehensible demonstrations which occurred over the memorial day weekend. Jeff Santos Show. (21:10)  https://youtu.be/zS_6ek-8skc
  

11. 2020, May 21.  COVID-19: Two MNA Nurses have Died, More PPE is needed
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm and Christine Pontus from the Massachusetts Nurses Association discuss the tragic loss of two MNA nurses from COVID-19. The lack of adequate PPE, the need for more testing is discussed. Also, the opening of restaurants and the possibility of worsening the epidemic was discussed. Jeff Santos Show. (22:38). https://youtu.be/_V0sA5Go-Z0
 
10. 2020, May 14.  COVID-19 Should the Public Wear Masks. 
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses whether the public should wear cotton masks and tells his experience of seeing a doctor for removal of a skin cancer during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Santos Show. (22:42)  https://youtu.be/aUtke4iuO9M
   
9. 2020, May 7.  The Missing CDC Guidelines on Reopening the Economy - COVID-19
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, MD, from Health Watch USAsm discusses roadblocks and what is needed to reopen the economy and the 17 page missing CDC report needs to be released and used as a national template. Jeff Santos Show. (22:13)  https://youtu.be/gB0f93DmTUA
  

8. 2020, Apr. 30.  COVID-19: The Effects of Climate, Air Pollution on Infection Rates & Workers' Safety.  Kevin Kavanagh, MD from Health Watch USAsm discusses the success of controlling COVID-19 in Taiwan and South Korea along with the effects of climate and air pollution. Finally, healthcare workers' safety, compensation and an economic and healthcare safety net for the worker and their family is discussed. Jeff Santos Show. (21:35)  https://youtu.be/qSm4siZ3q6g  
 
7. 2020, Apr. 23.  The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.   Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuss the dire consequences of states opening their economy too early and controlling COVID-19. Along with the need for a strong and consistent federal message. Food safety and keeping our food supply chain functional is also discussed, including healthcare for migrant workers who harvest a large portion of the food and preservation of the family farm.  Jeff Santos Show. (22:21) https://youtu.be/7dMKRGz3kdc 
   
6. 2020, Apr. 16.  COVID-19 Governor's Coalition & Universal Healthcare. 
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of a national strategy, the regional coalitions formed by our nation's governors; and not running a lean healthcare system with small stockpiles of PPE and lack of redundancy of healthcare workers. In addition, comparisons of the performance of different countries in controlling COVID-19 is discussed in its relationship to universal healthcare. Jeff Santos Show. (22:38) https://youtu.be/c88fKXUDvPo
  
5. 2020, Apr. 9.  COVID-19 Socioeconomic Disparities & When to Open the Economy.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how socioeconomic disparities from homelessness, lack of healthcare access and poor funding of front line hospitals causes increase in fatality rates in disadvantaged populations. In addition, the case is made for a more coordinated federal response and better prioritization of resources which maximize patient and front-line workers safety (healthcare workers, food handlers and delivery services). Jeff Santos Show. (21:51) https://youtu.be/ZP9BFSW0XjE
  
4. 2020, Apr. 2. The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.  
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm talks about the Importance of the public wearing DIY masks & federal coordination. Jeff Santos Show.  (18:36) https://youtu.be/jyZD4qEvOdM  
 
3. 2020, Mar. 26.  COVID-19 Symptoms and How to Access Healthcare and Some Precautions to Take.
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh discusses lean staffing, how to avoid social isolation, blood pressure medications, along with symptoms COVID-19 (coronavirus) and how to access medical care. Jeff Santos Show. (22:40) https://youtu.be/yVprVb_icxo
  
2. 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 
 
1. 2020, Mar. 12. The Coronavirus (COVIR-19) In the United States - Updates.  
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses COVID-19 virus, how to prevent infections and the short comings and strengths of the United States' Response. (Edited Version containing Dr. Kavanagh's comments). Jeff Santos. (12:05) https://youtu.be/xoUfs04zxdQ 


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