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  • July 26, 2021. 
    COVID-19: Delta is Here, Masks for All, Hybrid Classes
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the surging Delta Variant. Masks should be worn by all, even those vaccinated. It needs to be remembered that:
    1. The Delta Variant is more than two times as infectious as the Wild-Type Virus. And it produces 1000 times more viral particles.
    2. All should obtain a N95 mask, or at least a good medical grade mask.
    3. Similar to the winter surge, avoid indoor settings.
    4. Children are getting very sick and are becoming infected as reported by the Oklahoma University's Children's Hospital and the Mississippi Health Department. In Mississippi, 7 children are in the ICU and two on the ventilator.
    5. Vaccine efficacy for preventing an infection approximates 60%. Our initial reports are in line with the data reported by Israel.
    6. We need to remember the dangers of asymptomatic infection. Heart and vascular infections are often asymptomatic.
    7. If the virus is spread by those vaccinated, it will not only infect others but will also mutate and eventually avoid the vaccines.
       
          Steps need to be taken to safely open schools. Similar to last year, all need to wear masks and hybrid program options should be available to all. All school districts need to upgrade their ventilation systems, reduce class sizes, and similar to Germany test everyone (vaccinated or unvaccinated) twice a week. And finally, an in home teleschool option should be offered. Jack Pattie Show. July 26, 2021. https://youtu.be/1tX8xYQ2o-A   

  • July 23, 2021.  COVID-19: Peru Embracing Vaccines & Masks
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm and Professor Patrick Palmieri from Peru discuss COVID-19. Vaccines are a sought after commodity in Peru. Dr. Palmieri is surprised that in the USA people are not taking advantage of their ability to access vaccinations. People in Peru are flocking to obtain vaccinations and obtaining vaccinations are at a very high rate. It is very concerning that many people in the United States are not waiting to obtain vaccinations. Peru has also embraced the strategy of using masking. Peru has an efficient public healthcare system which reaches out to residents, even with nurses on ponies to give vaccinations in homes. In the United States in-home vaccinations has unfortunately become controversial. In Peru, public health has not been politicized as it has been in the United States. Peru does have corruption in healthcare with fees being charged to access public ICUs. In the United States there is high costs in healthcare with little effective price transparency. The Lambda Variant is also discussed. (This presentation has been edited to focus on the healthcare information.) Jack Pattie Show. (10:18)  https://youtu.be/WVM5wnvTt5k

  • July 19, 2021.  2021-19: Delta Tightening Grip and Masks Not Required
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the need for all including the vaccinated to wear masks in indoor settings. Allowing those who are vaccinated to not wear masks also allowed the unvaccinated to not comply with masking requirements. In addition, there is mounting evidence that the Delta Variant can cause vaccine breakthrough infections. With this variant, vaccine effectiveness is in the mid 60% for the prevention of infections. In indoor settings we all need to wear masks. The Delta Variant also requires one to wear a high quality mask preferably an N-95 or medical grade mask. We need to prepare for living with this virus and future variants for years to come. This means upgrading our infrastructure and schools including ventilation systems, hybrid learning, small class sizes, podding and frequent testing on students and teachers. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. (7:35) https://youtu.be/dI_IsDBLpNo

  • July 16, 2021.  COVID-19: Delta Surging in the United States
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuses the Delta Variant. The Jack Pattie Show was one of the first to sound the alarm about this variant on June 2, 2021. Since then infections are starting to surge. All, even those vaccinated, need to wear masks and social distance. Reports indicate that the mRNA vaccines are 60% to 70% effective, meaning that even the vaccinated can become infected. However, they are less likely to be hospitalized and much less likely to die. Misinformation about this pandemic is a major problem and is being spread by both foreign adversaries and unfortunately some of our leaders. There are those who feel 80 to 85% of Kentucky's population is immune and herd immunity may have been reached. Schools need to prepare to live with this virus. Schools need to spend allocated funds on upgrading ventilation and testing. In Germany, every student and staff are tested twice a week. And we must not set our goal at the prevention of death. This is a low bar for good public health. A large Veterans Health Administration study found that between 30 days and 6 months non-hospitalized COVID-19 patients had 59% increased risk of dying. Long COVID-19 can affect almost every organ of the body including the heart, liver, kidney and brain. Jack Pattie Show. (16:10) https://youtu.be/pFCPUfBOoa4

  • July 12, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccinations Are Preventing Deaths
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the Delta Variant and how the current mRNA vaccines appear to have good efficacy in preventing hospitalizations and deaths. Those vaccinated can still catch the disease and there is a possibility of developing long COVID. Thus, if vaccinated it is still advisable to wear a mask in poorly ventilated indoor settings. In addition, all need to wear a mask on public transportation, especially air travel. Airports are crowded facilities with international travelers which maybe carrying other variants such as the Lambda Variant. At this stage, with cases re-surging in many states in the United States, caution is the best advice. Jack Pattie Show. (3:40) https://youtu.be/wLWLX2bMw-A   

  • July 9, 2021.  COVID-19: Are We Ignoring the Delta Variant?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the politicalization of the Delta Variant and how the July 4th celebration is a setup to spread the variant and worsen the pandemic. The Delta Variant is at least twice as infectious and is infecting the young. The vaccines prevent almost all hospitalizations and deaths but still up to 35% of vaccinated individuals can become infected and may spread the disease. In addition, they are at risk for long-COVID-19. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (15:34) https://youtu.be/RaLOzrEgV-k      

  • July 2, 2021.  COVID-19: Delta Variant Spiking Cases in The United Kingdom
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the impending surge in the United States which may be caused by the Delta Variant when people congregate indoors in Aug or the Fall. In the United Kingdom, despite having over 60% of the adult population fully vaccinated, cases are spiking similar to the level they were over the Thanksgiving Holidays. In Singapore, an elimination strategy resulted in the almost complete disappearance of multiple types of viral infections, including COVID-19, flu, adenovirus, rhinoviruses, and enteroviruses. With relaxations of their COVID-19 strategies, many viral infections returned after several weeks, but the flu remains all but absent. If the United States performed as well as Singapore, we would have under 2000 deaths, total for the entire pandemic. Vaccines need to be viewed as a layer of protection, but one an still become infected with the Delta Variant if vaccinated. The WHO recommends those vaccinated continue to wear masks and social distance. Vaccines will prevent most severe disease and hospitalizations. But people can still develop mild to moderate infections. Long COVID-19 has recently been reported to occur in 27% of those with COVID-19 who were not hospitalized and in 19% of those with asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections (Study from FAIR Health). Bottom line, get vaccinated and continue to observe public health strategies to avoid COVID-19. Jack Pattie Show.  (17:13)  https://youtu.be/0CgxOnLmfOc   

  • June 28, 2021.  COVID-19: The Delta Strain Is Coming & Vaccines Will Help To Protect You
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of being vaccinated to protect against the Delta Strain. This strain is twice as infectious as the original variant and is thought to cause more severe disease. It is also more likely to invade the younger generation. The mRNA vaccines are greater than 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and 80% effective in preventing systems (Public Health of England).  
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    However, one still needs to follow public health advice to prevent Long COVID-19. New research out of Norway has found that "52% (32/61) of home-isolated young adults, aged 16–30 years, had symptoms at 6 months, including loss of taste and/or smell (28%, 17/61), fatigue (21%, 13/61), dyspnea (13%, 8/61), impaired concentration (13%, 8/61) and memory problems (11%, 7/61)" https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01433-3   Jack Pattie Show. June 28, 2021. (5:45) https://youtu.be/IbC3EYjRWUA  

  • June 25, 2021.  COVID-19: Delta and Delta Plus Variants
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses vaccine efficacy with the Delta and Delta Plus Variants. The R0 for the Delta Plus is greater than 6, meaning that every infected individual will on average spread it to 6 other individuals. This virus is aerosolized but the vaccines still appear to afford protection. The Public Health of England found that the vaccines are over 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations and 80% effective in preventing symptoms from the Delta Variant. The Delta Plus Variant may be more problematic and more data is needed. In addition, these new variants seem to be causing more illness in the young, making it even more important for those over 12 to be vaccinated. Jack Pattie Show. (13:31). https://youtu.be/w4_R3TlL1Gc   

  • June 21, 2021. COVID-19: Delta Plus Variant (AY.2) in the USA
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the spreading of the Delta Variant in the United States. The Delta Variant is over twice as infectious as the wild type of virus and affects both the young and old. It is several iterations away from last year's virus so you need to have your immunity as high as possible. This means getting both doses of the mRNA vaccine and if you had COVID-19 last year, you still need to become vaccinated. The vaccines are reported to be 90% effective in preventing hospitalizations but one also needs to continue to follow public health advice since one can develop long COVID with even mild to moderate infections. A new study from Oxford, England has described anatomical changes in the CNS caused by COVID-19. A new Delta Variant, the Delta Plus Variant (AY.2) has also entered the United States. It may be able to evade the immunity more but it is unknown if it will be able to effectively spread in the community. The bottom line, get fully vaccinated and continue to follow public health advice. Jack Pattie Show. June 21, 2021. (5:50)  https://youtu.be/CgfAhZ5vW60

    Related Infection Control Today Article: https://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/view/we-might-ignore-the-delta-variant-but-it-s-not-ignoring-the-u-s-   

  • June 18, 2021.  COVID-19: Delta Variant Is Spreading & Its Dangers Ignored By Many
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the dangers imposed by the Delta Variant and how it is rapidly spreading in the United States. The United States is falling behind other countries in its approach to controlling COVID-19. The United Kingdom, despite having a third of the deaths per capita than the United States, is delaying reopening. The mRNA vaccines are 90% effective (if you receive both doses) against the Delta Variant. Vaccines provide both personal and community protection. Unfortunately, the low vaccination rates in the United States are preventing effective community protection and the stopping of viral spread. Misinformation is also rampant, such as children not spreading the virus. In Germany, it is mandatory that all school age children are tested twice a week for COVID-19. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. (12:13)
     
    YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/5cWCdgTP52E  
      
    COVID-19 Strategies Used in Germany: https://youtu.be/_9is03QomGI

  • June 16, 2021. COVID-19: A Worldwide View
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm gives an overview of COVID-19 strategies used around the world and discusses the "freedom" and "antivaxxer" movements in many countries. Federated countries such as the United States, Spain and Australia have approached the virus differently. In Spain, there is a large "freedom" movement, or one's personal freedom has precedent over public health advisement. The country does not have a large antivaxxer movement. In Australia, the territories formed a national committee, composed largely of scientists, to oversee the country's pandemic response and there is good acceptance to this effort by their public. The final result is that Australia, a country of 25 million, has only 910 COVID-19 deaths. If the United States had a similar performance in stopping the virus, we would have had under 12,000 deaths in total. Jack Pattie Show. June 16, 2021. Conference presentations to be posted on www.healthconference.org website over the ensuing weeks. https://youtu.be/NvkJb5OsJLU   

  • June 11, 2021. CLOVID-19: Should Masking Stop ?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the advantages of continuing to use masks to reduce the spread of other respiratory pathogens. Also, the need and safety for vaccinations in children is discussed along with the risks of myocarditis with COVID-19 and long haulers syndrome. Finally, advantages regarding the continued use of masks to reduce respiratory pathogens such as the flu and colds is discussed along with the need for those who are immunosuppressed, especially transplantation patients to continue to follow public health advice and wear masks. (11:41) Jack Pattie Show.  https://youtu.be/J071AZ2LtOk

  • June 7, 2021, COVID-19: Kentucky Falling Behind in Vaccinations
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm stresses the importance of receiving vaccinations. In Kentucky, we were at one time ahead of the national average, now we are falling behind. And in pockets in rural areas the vaccination rate is very low. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 do not fall ill as often as adults but do readily spread the virus. Older children also need to be vaccinated. The Indian (Delta) and Brazilian (Gamma) Variants are now expanding in the United States, making vaccinations even more imperative. Jack Pattie Show. (4:36) https://youtu.be/8ffHQS2nP-U

  • June 4, 2021.  COVID-19: The Fauci E-Mails, Masks & Wuhan Lab
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the changing guidance and science of wearing masks along with the growing concerns of the Wuhan Lab. Spread of disease was usually viewed in a dichotomy of being either large droplets or very small aerosols (less than 5 microns). We now know this is a continuum, and the size of particles which spread COVID-19 appear to be between 10 to 100 microns which are small droplets which can aerosolize. Thus, a well constructed well fitted cloth mask will give some protection. Other topics include:
     
    0:00 - Health Watch USA's International COVID-19 Infectious Disease Webinar.
    1:44 - Dr. Fauci and the science behind the recommendations regarding the use of masks.
    4:38 - The Wuhan Lab as a possible source of the virus.
    9:16 - Myocarditis and COVID-19 Vaccines
    11:15 - A Patient With Long COVID.
    12:57 - Indian and other escape variants in the USA. The website: https://outbreak.info/ and the strategies the United Kingdom is using with the Indian Variant.
    14:40 - Why those who have had COVID-19 should still be vaccinated.
     
    Jack Pattie Show. June 4, 2021. https://youtu.be/pMFiDEO1bSo   

  • June 2, 2021.  COVID-19: Indian Variant Is Here !!
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new data from the WHO which found the Indian (double mutation) variant to have increased from 1% to 7% of genomic sequenced samples in the United States. The CDC is mitigating the information about this virus and has not declared it a virus of "concern". However, the increasing prevalence of the Indian Variant in the United States makes it imperative for everyone, including those with a previous infection from the wild type virus, to become vaccinated. The most up to date data is WHO data from https://outbreak.info/  Jack Patty Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:46)   https://youtu.be/37FY7wcnWxk 

  • May 28, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccine Failure in Transplant Patients  
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the need for everyone, including those who previously had COVID-19, to become vaccinated. Offshore immune escape variants are a major concern. In addition, about 3 to 4 percent of the population has an immunodeficiency and may not have a good immune response to the vaccine. Other topics discussed are the investigation into the Wuhan Lab, hybrid class rooms & work places, and the risks of our open borders. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. May 28, 2021. https://youtu.be/RAeoKDg7dIU

  • May 24, 2021.  COVID-19: Anti-Vaxxers Preventing The Pandemic From Ending ?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the unwise example set by Senator Paul by declining COVID-19 vaccination. Senator Paul does not have assured protection with natural immunity from an asymptomatic to mild infection from the wild type virus more than a year ago. Dr. Paul's concern over the escape of an enhance virus from a Wuhan lab may be valid, but to mitigate the dangers of COVID-19 and at the same time warn of the escape of an enhanced virus produces conflicting narratives. Jack Pattie Show. May 24, 2021. (5:24) https://youtu.be/CxT811Gdseo   

  • May 21, 2021.  COVID-19: Booster Is Needed In 9 to 12 Months
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the need for a booster in 9 to 12 months. In total people may need to take 4 shots. Two for the original vaccine, another for a booster and a fourth for the E484K (South African) Variants. Also discussed was the origins of the virus and that being accidentally released from the Wuhan Lab cannot be ruled out. Finally, we must prepare for the next pandemic with upgrading building air quality, mask & PPE production, and the ability to do robust testing, including genomic sequencing. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. May 21, 2021. (13:21) https://youtu.be/SkFU9AkLnt4  

  • May 14, 2021, COVID-19: Is The CDC's New Mask Guidance Too Cavalier?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm expresses concern regarding the new CDC guidance which does not require vaccinated individuals to wear masks indoors. He agrees with the states of New Jersey, North Carolina and Massachusetts which are still keeping the indoor mask mandate. This position change comes on the heels of Dr. Nancy Messonnier's resignation which was effective today. The United States has not dealt with the immune escape variants and only a little over a third of our population is vaccinated. In addition, ventilation needs to be upgraded in buildings and a mechanism for verification of vaccination needs to be implemented. We also appear to have lowered the bar on what is good public health. Survival does not equate with recovery and severe sequelae from long haulers' syndrome is all too common. Even if vaccinated I do not want to become sick for a week with a variant just because I entered a restaurant to buy a $5 hamburger. We can do better than this. Jack Pattie Show. May 14, 2021. WVLK AM 590. (15:16)  https://youtu.be/X5_7BljQENk   

  • May 12, 2021,  COVID-19: Pfizer Approved For Older Children
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the recent FDA authorization for the Pfizer Vaccine, allowing it to be given to 12 to 15 year olds and how their receiving the vaccine is crucial for us to be able to achieve herd immunity. In addition, in the future, we will have to have a booster; possibly two shots, one for the wild type or original virus and another the immunity evading variants. Finally, the pandemic has been transformative and we will return to a new, not an old, normal with many workers and businesses embracing a blended work from home strategy. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/DPOYEOxwXpA   

  • May 10, 2021: COVID-19: CDC Recognizes The Virus Can Aerosolize - Its Airborne
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the CDC's new web-posting on Friday May 7, 2021 which clearly describes the risks of aerosolization and that the virus can spread further than 6 feet from infected individuals. Indoors it can float around in a building and nowhere would be truly safe. Outdoors these aerosols rapidly dissipate but large droplet spread within 6 feet can still occur. Currently, there have been up to 900,000 deaths in the United States as reported by IHME. http://www.healthdata.org/special-analysis/estimation-excess-mortality-due-covid-19-and-scalars-reported-covid-19-deaths We all need to become vaccinated. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:31) https://youtu.be/LBeZaUYWM6c   

  • May 7, 2021.  COVID-19: Are We Reopening Too Soon?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses concerns that we are opening too rapidly. One of the prerequisites to the opening of schools and businesses should be better indoor air quality. We need to stop the spread of COVID-19 with a combination of public health strategies, vaccinations and wearing masks. With the new higher tier variants all are at risk of becoming infected although those vaccinated are at a lower risk of developing severe disease or dying. Moderna has announced two additional vaccines later this year. One is a booster for the wild type of virus, the other targeted to the South African Variant. And despite COVID-19 and the concerns it creates we all need to attend medical appointments and continue getting our healthcare checkups. This is of utmost importance. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. 590. May 7, 2021. https://youtu.be/bmVZEkyHOxA  

  • May 5, 2021.  COVID-19: The Kentucky Derby, A Super-Spreader Event Waiting to Happen
    The Kentucky Derby with over 51,000 packed outdoors is a setup for a super spreader event. Outdoors helps to protect against aerosolization but within 6 feet droplet spread can easily occur. Even more concerning was that individuals from around the nation. We all need to get vaccinated so we can slow down community spread and achieve herd immunity. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590 AM. May 5, 2021. (3:33) https://youtu.be/o8lTRNVwsXo

  • May 3, 2021.  COVID-19: Lessons From India & Misinformation of Vaccine Shedding
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses lessons all should learn from India, including:
     
    1. The virus is real and much more dangerous than the flu.
    2. Hydroxychloroquine which is used to treat malaria doesn't appear to have a huge effect on the India epidemic.
    3. Large religious and political gatherings, even if outdoors will spread the virus.
    4. There is a huge price to pay for herd immunity which because of the ever mutating virus will probably never be achieved.
    5. The entire world must control the virus or no country will be safe. The CDC needs support and funding for foreign outreach and support.
      
    In addition, the rates of vaccine hesitancy in the United States are disturbing with almost half of the armed forces and over half of law enforcement being vaccine hesitant. And new misinformation regarding vaccines, such as vaccine shedding are also discussed. Jack Pattie Show. May 3, 2021. (6:47). https://youtu.be/r2QGi-Gfsac  

  • Apr. 30, 2021.  COVID-19: Crushing India and the Seasonal Flu
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses a variety of topics from Vaccine Hesitancy, the Seasonal Flu, and India. Time Line:
    1) 00.07 - About Health Watch USA and Our COVID-19 Conference at www.healthconference.org.
    2) 01:49 - Vaccine hesitancy compounded with the J & J hold.
    3) 02:24 - COVID-19 crushed the seasonal flu. COVID-19 is more infectious and public health measures slowed down COVID-19 and almost eliminated the flu.
    4) 10:13 - People have a difficult time judging risks.
    5) 10:00 - You can get flu plus COVID-19, but it is rare.
    6) 10:54 - School Vaccinations.
    7) 13:37 - Expansion of our Public Healthcare System is needed.
    8) 14:08 - Fully vaccinated can hug grand-kids.
    9) 14:26 - When will the pandemic end?
    Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Apr. 30, 2021. (15:44) https://youtu.be/ZYFQvfmOrCs   

  • Apr.  26, 2021.  COVID-19: Things Improving - Vaccine Hesitancy Persists
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the slow improvement in COVID-19 statistics and how this is related to highly effective vaccines. Vaccine Hesitancy is threatening our recovery and everyone needs to be vaccinated and obtain both doses. Two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are needed to give protection against the E484K variants. India has a severe COVID-19 outbreak which is devastating their society. We need to avoid this fate and all become vaccinated. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:16) https://youtu.be/7AQwx-Si_IY

  • Apr.  26, 2021.  COVID-19: Things Improving - Vaccine Hesitancy Persists
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the slow improvement in COVID-19 statistics and how this is related to highly effective vaccines. Vaccine Hesitancy is threatening our recovery and everyone needs to be vaccinated and obtain both doses. Two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccine are needed to give protection against the E484K variants. India has a severe COVID-19 outbreak which is devastating their society. We need to avoid this fate and all become vaccinated. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:16) https://youtu.be/7AQwx-Si_IY

  • Apr. 23, 2021.  COVID-19: Variant Outbreak In Highly Vaccinated Kentucky Nursing Home
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh of Health Watch USAsm discusses the outbreak of the E484K variant in an Eastern Kentucky Nursing Home which was caused by an unvaccinated healthcare worker. 90% of the 83 Nursing Home Residents were vaccinated. 50% of the unvaccinated residents required hospitalization compared to 2.8% of vaccinated residents. All healthcare workers should be vaccinated in nursing homes. In addition, the risks versus benefits of family visitations with vaccinated adults and unvaccinated grandchildren are discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. April 23, 2021. https://youtu.be/lDFaENgiMhQ

  • Apr. 21, 2021.  COVID-19: Soap & Water Kills The Virus
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses new CDC guidelines on the cleaning of surfaces and how soap and water can be used and will also disrupt the protein-lipid capsule of the virus, killing it. Also, announced is Health Watch USA's large international Webinar on COVID-19. The Keynote Speaker is Acting Deputy Secretary Carolyn Clancy. For more information go to www.healthconference.org Finally, an update on the J & J vaccine is given. Jack Pattie Show. April 21, 2021. WVLK AM 590. (4:40) https://youtu.be/5CHGICM8AEo   

  • Apr. 19, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccine Passports
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses vaccine passports along with the vaccine hesitancy created by the J & J vaccine being placed on hold. In Kentucky, there are almost 10,000 unfilled appointments and 500 thousand vaccine dosages in storage. Jack Pattie Show. (3:51) https://youtu.be/W5_RMqiZK4Y   

  • Apr. 16, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccine Safety & Misinformation
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the excellent track record for the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines, including the J & J (Johnson & Johnson) vaccine. There have been incredibly few serious complications. Misinformation continues to spread on the internet, including an unfounded claim that vaccines cause variants. Vaccines reduce viral spread which will reduce variant formation. However, with the EeK (E484K) mutations post vaccination infections, although usually mild can occur, thus spread and mutations can happen, but at a lower rate than in an vaccinated individual. This is why one should wear a mask even if vaccinated. In addition, the question on when we will be out of the pandemic, depends largely on our population's behavior. If we do not adopt public health advice and keep spreading the virus, it may be quite some time. Jack Pattie Show. Apr. 16, 2021. (10:34). https://youtu.be/3qpKfgS4-iw   

  • Apr. 14, 2021.  COVID-19: J & J Vaccine, Variants Create an Uncertain Future
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses his concerns with the decision to place the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine on hold due to blood clots which occur in less than one in a million individuals, with one death. Holding a vaccine which has been shown in clinical trails to mitigate disease with the South African Variant may be ill advised since far more citizens may die of COVID-19 and the decision will promote anti-vaxxer narratives. In addition the decision of the Governor to tie vaccinations to opening of the Kentucky economy was discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590 (5:21) https://youtu.be/Q3ZBfIdmKrI  

  • Apr. 9, 2021. COVID-19: Anti-Maskers and Anti-Vaxxers
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm responds to anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers. Most of the deniers are viewing the issues with all or none thinking and have a hard time judging risk. Dr. Kavanagh explains with the new E484K variants one needs to be vaccinated AND wear masks. And to caller who does not want to be experimented on, well, we are all in the experiment. The caller just chose to be in the control group, and that group is not doing too well with long COVID-19. The sequelae of death may not happen but this is a very low bar for existence, long-term disability and symptoms commonly result even in those with mild infections. Jack Pattie Show. Apr. 9, 2021. (18:04) https://youtu.be/BZjbVwHqKOI   

  • Apr. 7, 2021.  COVID-19: UK Testing Entire Nation Twice a Week
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how some other nations are taking the COVID-19 pandemic much more seriously. The UK is offering twice a week testing for their entire nation and Canada has travel restrictions on all individuals entering their nation with a two week quarantine. In addition, we need to be testing our children in schools, in Fayette County School System temperature checks of children were suspended. This is probably not a bad idea since there is a very high rate of asymptomatic carriage in children and community viral spread is decreasing. However, expanded testing is needed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590 (4:12) https://youtu.be/vbYH6tlVF0M

  • Apr. 5, 2021.  COVID-19: Variants Cause Confusion
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm explains that the variants can partially evade the vaccines. Thus, although vaccines are expected to make the severity of illness less, they will not reliably prevent infection with the new variants or spread of the virus. Thus, even if you are vaccinated, wear a mask. And be sure to get vaccinated. In addition, ivermectin was discussed and it has been found to not be effective in treating COVID-19. Jack Pattie Show. April 5, 2021. (4:30) https://youtu.be/6eY0ce9m0ZU  

  • Apr. 2, 2021.  COVID-19: Double Escape Mutation in India Variant
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how in the United States young children are driving the spread of COVID-19 viral variants. In addition, there is a variant in India which has two immunity escape mutations, one which is also found on the California Variant and another which is similar to the one found on the New York/South African variants. The India variant is very worrisome and needs to be followed carefully. In addition, everyone should continue to follow public health advisements and to be careful with handling groceries. Proper ventilation in all buildings is a must. If there is not a contraindication, all should be vaccinated. Vaccines do not change one's DNA or the genetic makeup of the cell. Jack Pattie Show. April 4, 2021. (13:16) https://youtu.be/0knI82tERfM  

  • Mar. 31, 2021.  COVID-19: Impending 4th Wave Doom In the United States?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the "Impending Doom" prophecy and that we may not be in that bleak of a situation. If one looks at Europe, the countries which are experiencing the surge have few individuals in the population who have received the vaccine. In the United Kingdom, almost 50% of the population have received the vaccine and rates are falling and restrictions are being eased. The CDC is giving mixed messages with verbal warnings but recommendations which are too lax. Actions should focus on stressing the use of N95 masks and implementing standards for increasing the safety of indoor ventilation. In schools, upgrading ventilation is a suggested strategy which can be implemented but not a standard. Wolfe County School System in Kentucky has upgraded their HVAC systems and placed portable filtration units in rooms. Other schools systems need to follow their lead. Jack Pattie Show. Mar. 21, 2021. (4:21) https://youtu.be/Pk1_y8UliyA 

  • Mar. 29, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccine Passports
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the proposed vaccine passports and how other countries may require them for entry. Passports may potentially be used within the United States. He stresses that although there can be debate regarding Federal Mandates, the rights of business owners to protect their staff and patrons and communities to protect their citizens is of paramount importance. The importance of vaccination is stressed and the example of the untimely death of Representative Elect Luke Letlow is discussed. Jack Pattie Show. (4:24) https://youtu.be/RGU6nV9rWXc  

  • Mar. 26, 2021. COVID-19: Vaccine Hesitancy
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses vaccine hesitance and reasons why African-Americans should take the vaccine. For protection against the variants all should take the vaccine, even if one has had COVID-19. There is now good safety data and the NIH/FDA scrutenizes safety and effecacy data. Not all vaccines will be approved. In addition, the dangers posed by the variants has underscored the need not to relax regulations such as CMS/s revised Nursing Home Visitations Standards. Jack Pattie Show. Mar. 26, 2021. WVLK AM 590. (13:19) https://youtu.be/RxDgxIgkhYA  

  • Mar. 24, 2021.  COVID-19: Europe Going Into Lockdown, More Problems with the AstraZeneca Vaccine
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how a resurgence in COVID-19 has Europe imposing increasing restrictions. Europe is not nearly as highly vaccinated as the United States and England. In England there are 45 vaccination doses given out per 100 people and their cases are going down. So let's get vaccinated. The AstraZeneca Vaccine has come under fire again for submitting old and incomplete data to the NIH. This vaccine has a history of problems with their initial clinical trials when by mistake a group of patients received a lower vaccine dosage but had better results and with a reported decrease in its efficacy against the South African variant. The South African variant has the E484K mutation which avoids immunity. This mutation is also found in the Brazilian, the New UK and New York Variants. A similar mutation, L452R, is found in the California variant which also helps to avoid immunity. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/tSP6ES7APSM 

  • Mar. 22, 2021. COVID-19: Reinfections With The New York, Brazilian and South African Variants.
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the E484K immunity escape mutation, which is being reported to cause reinfections in South Africa and New York State. This mutation is found in the Brazilian, South African, New UK and New York Variants. In addition the AstraZeneca Vaccine did not appear to have high effectiveness against the South African Variant and thus its effectiveness against the New York variants has to be questioned.  The California Variant has a similar mutation, L452R, to help evaded immunity.  Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (6:23) https://youtu.be/6kq39AUnMog 

  • Mar. 19, 2021.  COVID-19: Antimaskers And Variant Reinfections with Vaccines
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) discusses the importance of wearing a mask even if vaccinated. The looming variants can still cause infections and spread in those who are vaccinated, but vaccinations appear to give protection against death and hospitalizations. Of concern is the statement by Dr. Fauci that having an infection with the common strain of the virus gives no protection to infections from the South African Variant. The New York Strain which is fast becoming the most common strain in New York share some of the mutations to avoid the immune system with the South African Strain. Timeline of discussion:
      00:10 Under Reporting of Deaths.
      02:37 Underestimation of Deaths and Excess Death Data
      04:80 Vaccinations not 100% protection from variants.|
      06:07 Vaccinations provide good protection from deaths and hospitalizations caused by variants. KY vaccinated nursing home outbreak is discussed.
      11:49 Wearing a make in the car and while on Zoom.
      12:48 The AstraZenica/Oxford Vaccine.
      14:22 Countering arguments with an antimasker. Discussed mask filtration, viral dosage, fit and utility of two masks.
    Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Mar. 19, 2021 (18:13) https://youtu.be/qOagCnXlz0c  

  • Mar. 17, 2021.   COVID-19: Possible New Variant Causes Outbreak in Highly Vaccinated Nursing Home
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the recent outbreak in a Kentucky Nursing Home caused by what appears to be a new variant which has the potential to at least partially evade the vaccines. Variants are starting to cause COVID-19 surges in other countries and are suspected as a possible cause of increasing cases in several States. To make matters worse, the many young people traveling for spring break has the potential of spreading these variants around the nation. The young have a lower fatality rate but are still susceptible to developing Long-Haulers syndrome which has recently been reported in up to 25% of mild COVID-19 cases. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK 590 AM. https://youtu.be/LtJlJSiHKw8   

  • Mar. 15, 2021.  COVID-19: Spring Break Versus Variants
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the problems posed by spring break travel, composed of mostly young unvaccinated individuals. Florida has a high incidence of variants and these vacationers may spread the variants around the nation. In addition, the young can frequently develop long-haulers' syndrome. Persistent symptoms are reported in almost 25% of individuals who had asymptomatic or mild illnesses. To complicate matters, disinformation about vaccines abounds and is being promoted by Russian disinformation campaigns. In Colorado, 88% of Democrats plan to get vaccinated as compared to 29% of Republicans. Also discussed is the recent surge in Italy and the dangers imposed by the New York Variant. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK AM 590. Mar. 15, 2021. (7:04) https://youtu.be/C9m8KYc09nQ 

  • Mar. 12, 2021.  COVID-19: Concerns With CMS New Guidance For Nursing Home Visitations
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses concerns over CMS's new guidance for opening visitation to nursing homes. In addition, a variety of other topics are discussed.
    00:47 - Vaccine Dosage Schedule.
    02:02 - Concerns With CMS's Nursing Home Guidelines.
    05:06 - Should you get Two Doses of J&J Vaccine or Both Types of Vaccines?
    09:02 - Cotton Masks May Work Better Than Originally Thought.
    10:01 - Do Vaccines Protect Against Asymptomatic Carriage of the Virus?
    12:24 - Does the Vaccine Stay in Your Arm?
    13:32 - Brazil and Europe Having New COVID-19 Surges.
    Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/Jg_1M5JkOig

  • Mar. 10, 2021.  COVID-19: CDC Relaxing Guidelines
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses CDC's guideline relaxation for those who are vaccinated. If vaccinated, one does not have to wear a mask if around grandchildren or with a small group from a single household, with no high risk individuals. Travel is still discouraged from fear of spreading variants. The good news is that research indicates that vaccinations also will inhibit asymptomatic spread. Jack Pattie Show. (5:55) https://youtu.be/c0-5FLxXJ4o   
       
    Mar. 8, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccine Hesitancy is Waning
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how vaccine hesitancy is subsiding and it is a race between getting people vaccinated and the spread of the variants. We want to see a continued decrease in cases and not the surge which was observed in the United Kingdom, so wear masks and social distance. In addition topics of Long Hauler Syndrome in children and new COVID-19 treatments are discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (5:28) https://youtu.be/CmBbppi7Svg      

  • Mar. 5, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccines Versus The Variants
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the susceptibility of the new variants to the Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines (timeline 4:30). The utility of UV lighting is also discussed (timeline 0:19) and the need for vaccinations (timeline 2:03). Listeners were encouraged to obtain vaccinations and register for the CDC's V-Safe program. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (14:39)  https://youtu.be/tOSReqhd6mE

  • Mar. 1, 2021.  COVID-19: It's Airborne !
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new Johnson & Johnson vaccine. This vaccine is a DNA vaccine which makes mRNA in the cells and mRNA then makes the viral spike protein. In addition, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine trials had no one who required hospitalization and no one died. And the trail was also run in South Africa, so it is presumably effective against the South African Variant. In addition, Dr. Kavanagh discusses the concerns over aerosolization of COVID-19 and the recent letter sent by top US Scientists to the White House and CDC advising for stronger work safety standards, use of N95 masks, better ventilation (more air exchanges and air sanitization) and abandonment of stopgap measures such as mask resterilization. Jack Pattie Show. https://youtu.be/LI9mpBYwUtI    

  • Feb. 26, 2021.  COVID-19: Vaccines & Variants
    Dr Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses why it is important to receive the vaccine, that even if you have COVID-19, it is important to be vaccinated since the vaccines will provide greater immunity and the second vaccine dose will provide protection from the variants.   Also the differences between the Johnson & Johnson, Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccines are discussed. (The soundtrack has been edited to reflect that the J & J vaccine is a DNA vaccine.) Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/1fDF9jnOA4g   

  • Feb. 22, 2021.  COVID-19: As Deaths Exceed 500,000, We are Opening Schools
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses what needs to be done when we open schools as the total COVID-19 deaths in the United States exceeds 500,000. Of importance is the National Academy of Science's findings that SARS-CoV-2 is aerosolized, making it imperative that all wear well-fitted masks and that proper attention is given to increase complete air exchanges and air sanitization. In addition, students should be in small class sizes with frequent testing and contact tracing needs to be available for positive cases and exposures. With the new variants emerging, we need to exercise caution. Indoor school contact sports is problematic. Our primary focus should be to have children return to school safely. Jack Pattie Show. Feb. 222, 2021. (5:06) Jack Pattie Show.  (5:06) https://youtu.be/igfMef6G6Hw

  • 2021, Feb. 19:  COVID-19: White House Task Force Disbanded.
    Dr. Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses a variety of topics including new data on vaccine efficacy, viral aerosolization and calls for more stricter CDC regulations.
    -- (Timeline 1:12) Vaccines found to be effective after the first dose.
    -- (Timeline 3:17) The National Academy of Sciences' findings of viral aerosolization and the need for better masks and ventilation. This has led to the CDC to recommend the wearing of two masks to make sure the first one fits well.
    -- (Timeline 5:45) President Biden has dissolved the coronavirus advisory panel. Two of the members have submitted a letter to the White House and CDC requesting more attention being giving to the dangers of aerosolization of COVID-19 and to providing N-95 masks to all frontline workers.
    -- (Timeline 9:05) Estimated Life Expectancy in the United States has fallen by 1 year and there are almost 600,000 excess deaths from COVID-19.
    -- (Timeline 11:34) Vit C, Zinc and Vit D, do they help?
    -- (Timeline 12:28) Disparities in Healthcare.
    Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Feb. 19, 2021. https://youtu.be/dxeWxqhaPgE  

  • 2021, Feb. 17: COVID-19: When two masks should be used & Healthy Schools
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the CDC advisements on wearing two masks and that they are not needed if one wears a KN95 or N95 mask. The second mask's main utility is to improve the fit of the first mask. In addition, it was stressed that healthy school buildings and small class sizes are an imperative. The importance of wearing masks in schools along with upgrading ventilation systems to promote better complete air exchanges and air sanitization is discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Feb. 17, 2021. https://youtu.be/FdJldLjwJE4     
      

  • 2021, Feb. 15:  COVID-19: Rates of COVID-19 are Fallingbr /> Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the falling rates in COVID-19 infections and deaths.  We need to keep following public health advice of wearing well-fitted masks and social distancing. Vaccines are supposed to work on the UK Variant but they may not be as effective on the Brazilian and South African Variants. Pfizer is almost doubling vaccine production so the general public may be able to be vaccinated soon. Jack Pattie Show. Feb. 15, 2021. (4:13) https://youtu.be/b3PKGQadw-A

  • 2021, Feb. 12: COVID-19: Are Two Masks Better Than One?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the advantage of wearing two masks and stresses the importance of a well-fitting first mask. In addition, travel bans on travelers from South Africa and South America are discussed. Good news is also present, with more vaccines being ordered and vaccine delivery schedules being moved up. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (17:25)  https://youtu.be/BnUfICKudF0

  • 2021, Feb. 8:  COVID-19: Variants, Vaccinations & Healthcare Worker Hesitancy
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the improving COVID-19 statistics in Kentucky and how the Superbowl may be a driver of a surge involving the new variants. The vaccines have reduced effectiveness against the Brazilian and South African variants and a boost will probably be needed in the fall. Because there are now three strains with different lineages which independently evolved this vaccine evading mutation, this may be the only genetic combination available to the virus to evade the vaccines. Thus, we may be seeing the beginning of the end to the pandemic. Jack Pattie Show. (5:14) https://youtu.be/W-wLfamqhl0

  • 2021, Feb. 5: COVID-19: Anti-vaxxer and Anti-Maskers
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm stresses the seriousness of reports from the United Kingdom and how multiple countries are implementing public health measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. Many callers expressed concerns that masks are not effective and that vaccines have caused serious dangers, even causing sterility. This misinformation was responded to, but is one of the root causes of why the United States has not been able to effectively respond to the pandemic. Even more problematic are the new variants which are spreading in the United States. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (20:02) https://youtu.be/PTW47al-AlE  

  • 2021, Feb. 3.  COVID-19: Variants Mutating - Could there be some good news?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the finding that the UK variant has mutated again taking on the mutations of the South African and Brazilian Variant. Does all the random mutations in viruses with different lineages mean this is the last major mutation to evade the vaccines? Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (3:43)  https://youtu.be/CUePQhmQSP8   

  • 2021, Feb. 1.  COVID-19: The Super(spreader) Bowl Event
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the dangers of the upcoming Super Bowl event and how Super Bowl parties and bars may create a huge super-spreader event with these new variants. It makes no sense to, as the State of California did, to recommend not playing TVs in bars. Bars should be closed. In addition, the usage of Tylenol and Ibuprofen after vaccination is discussed along with the problems and benefits of wearing two masks. Jack Pattie Show. (4:50) https://youtu.be/ZY6eVCAlOAc

  • 2021, Jan. 29.  COVID-19: Variant Virus on US Soil are Vaccines Still Effective?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new and more dangerous viral strains which are found on our soil, including the strains from the United Kingdom, Brazil and South Africa. The latter two strains are very problematic and may evade monoclonal antibodies and cause the vaccines to be less effective. Both Moderna and Pfizer are making a booster which means many of us will need to get three shots this year. Novavax (a two dose vaccine) also reported data which found their vaccine to be 89% effective in preventing COVID-19 with our existing strains, but only 60% effective with the South African Strain. Johnson & Johnson's vaccine (single dose vaccine) also reported a 72% efficacy rate with the existing strains and a 57% efficacy with the South African Strain. The need for expanded genomic testing to track the existence of strains in the USA along with travel bans from countries having these strains was discussed. Jack Pattie Show. (15:49) https://youtu.be/5JJ411awPCg

  • 2021, Jan. 27.  COVID-19: Opening Schools Safely
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the opening of schools safely. This can be done as illustrated by recent studies, but only if changes are made. All need to wear masks, social distance at least 6 feet, small class sizes (12 is best) and increased testing. Lower levels of the virus in the community will also make opening safer. All of this is based upon the original variant (D614G) and not the more infectious UK (B117) or Brazilian Variant (P1). There is concern these variants may have a greater propensity to infect children. Current vaccines work on the UK Variant but may have reduced effectiveness with the Brazilian Variant. The Brazilian Variant has just been found in Minnesota, underscoring the need for all to follow public health advice to reduce spread. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:28) Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (4:28) https://youtu.be/h0kZb8fjbXc   

  • 2021, Jan. 25.COVID-19: UK, South African, Brazilian Strains
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the increased transmission and lethality of the United Kingdom (B117), South African (P1) and Brazilian (501Y.V2) Strains. In addition, there are concerns that the United Kingdom Strain may also have an increased ability to infect children compared to the previous strains. The vaccines are expected to be effective against the UK strain but may have reduced effectiveness against the South African and Brazilian Strains. The Brazilian Strain has been observed to cause a large surge of reinfections in a town which was felt to have reached herd immunity. In addition, the Defense Production Act needs to be activated to produce N95 masks and the CDC's foreign branches need to be bolstered to increase expertise and boots on the ground to stop viral spread in the country of origin. Jack Pattie Show. Jan. 25, 2021. (6.04)  https://youtu.be/QRWbL5QjnHY   

  • 2021, Jan 22.   COVID-19: Vaccines Should Work on the New UK Strain
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new viral variants and that there is now data that the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine can work on the UK Variant. In addition, the Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody product has been shown to be 80% effective in preventing COVID-19 in nursing home residents. All of this is good news. A concerning finding was published in the journal Science which found the Brazilian variant causing a massive second wave and reinfections in Brazil, dashing any hopes for herd immunity. This underscores the importance of bolstering the need for increasing the CDC's foreign outreach and putting boots on the ground in other countries to halt epidemics before they reach our shores. Jack Pattie Show. (16:52) https://youtu.be/2PietcehCqQ
     

  • 2021, Jan. 20.  COVID-19: New Overseas Variants
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the improvement in coronavirus cases and the need to continue to wear masks and socially distance. In addition, the implications of the South African and Brazilian strain are discussed along with the need to prevent spread of these strains into the United States. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590 (4:11)  https://youtu.be/UGcVz8f3NHk

  • 2021, Jan. 18.  COVID-19: Reinfections Are Possible
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new study from Public Health England (PHE) which found that COVID-19 infection provided an 83% protection for reinfection at 5 months. This is less protection than what is being reported for vaccines. In addition, the cost of receiving monoclonal antibodies and the research on ivermectin is discussed. Jack Pattie Show. https://youtu.be/5471Fd1JXhU  

  • 2021, Jan. 15. COVID-19: The Importance of Monoclonal Antibodies
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the importance of receiving monoclonal antibodies if you are at high risk for severe COVID-19 and within three days of diagnosis. For this to happen you need ample testing with results available within 48 hrs. Rapid testing should ideally be used if the patient has newly become symptomatic. Obtaining vaccinations are also problematic. Contact your physician, local hospital and health department for information on how you can register for a waiting list. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/mig4S7b53HU   

  • 2021, Jan. 11,  COVID-19: Finding a Test on a Saturday
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses his difficulties in finding a test on a Saturday and the need for 24/7 services along with better support of Public Health Departments. In addition, physician offices and outpatient centers need to be vigilant with only one person in a waiting area at a time. Timely diagnosis is important since patients at high risk can receive Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies within three days of diagnosis which can prevent severe disease. This product has been underutilized in the United States and Kentucky needs to set up more administration sites. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/EDjCPa3mmRA

  • 2021, Jan. 8. COVID-19: Will The Vaccines Prevent Spread?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses a variety of topics including the new more infectious South African Strain underscoring the need to follow public health advice. We do not know what makes the new strain more infectious so we need to be extra vigilant. A side benefit of these precautions is that the flu season has been decimated. The current vaccines stimulate IgG antibodies and may not prevent spread of the virus as opposed to stopping symptoms. More research is needed.
    The demonstrations in DC may well be a superspreader event.
    An increase in infectivity (ability to spread - R0 ) causes more damage to society than an increase in lethality (case fatality rate). We cannot become lax when improvements occur because the virus will re-surge. We all need to come together and stop the virus by following public health advice and taking the vaccine. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Jan. 8, 2021. (17:04) https://youtu.be/haAXU6-XBu4

  • 2021, Jan. 6. COVID-19: The South African Strain
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new variant of the South African Strain which is not only more infectious but also may cause more disease in the young and may even have some resistance to vaccines. Luckily the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna vaccines are flexible and can be readily modified. The Kentucky vaccine rollout is also discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM. Jan. 6, 2021. (3:48)    https://youtu.be/kbtrc6pdKgE 

  • 2021, Jan. 4.  COVID-19: Public Health Depts. Need More Support Administrating Vaccinations.
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the need for better support and investment in our Public Health Departments. During the severe pandemic services should be provided 24- 7, possibly supplemented by the National Guard. In addition, while the pandemic surges everyone should avoid bars, nightclubs, indoor dining, gyms, indoor church services and movie theaters. In addition, in the winter months being outdoors with the cold, dry air with cloudy skies is not as protective as in the summer. Jack Pattie Show. (7:34)  https://youtu.be/j_Ptcii-rrA   

  • 2021, Dec 31.  COVID-19: Public Health Departments Need To Double Staff to Just Tread Water
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the the expected increase in cases caused by the new mutant virus and New Year Day's celebrations. It is unlikely that the virus will evade the vaccine but the lethality of the pandemic will greatly increase if the virus spreads more easily, which unfortunately is being promoted both by mutations and human behavior. This underscores the need for an increase in vaccinations, but the planning touted earlier this year with the program "warp speed" appears to be severely lacking. Health departments do not have nearly enough staff as it is and will have to double the amount of staff with in 3 to 4 weeks to accommodate giving the second dose of the vaccine. Vaccinations are imperative, with the increased infectivity of this new variant, the bar has been raised for obtaining herd immunity. One is probably looking at greater than 80 to 85 percent of the population will need to be immune before achieving herd immunity. https://youtu.be/n7XjelJG370  

  • 2020, Dec. 30.  COVID-19: Congressman-Elect Dies - California Virus Surges.
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the New Year's Holiday and the resultant surge which is expected to happen. This will occur as several states are already being overrun with the coronavirus. Hospitals in Southern and Central California are not able to provide care, resulting in ambulances are being turned away. To compound matters, the new more infectious strain from the United Kingdom has appeared in Colorado. The United States needs a much expanded organized system for detecting genetic mutations and emergence of new strains. In addition, there needs to be better protection of our leaders, Congressman-elect Luke Letlow died of COVID-19. He was 41 with no pre-existing conditions. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (6:10) https://youtu.be/RmuGai1vOyo   

  • 2020, Dec. 28:  COVID-19: Herd Immunity Bar Raised - Myocarditis, New Mutations & Travel Bans
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the implications of Dr. Fauci raising the bar for the obtainment of Herd Immunity with vaccinations. This will be hard to achieve and underscores the need for travel bans to slow down the spread of the new mutations in England and South Africa. We need to buy time, since it is a race between getting COVID and getting the vaccine. In addition, he discusses the implications of the recent illness of Keyontae Johnson, who developed myocarditis (heart inflammation) after having COVID-19. This underscores the importance of earlier reports involving OSU college athletes where 15% of those with a positive COVID test had acute myocarditis. This virus can cause long-term sequella in the young and we need to respect it and stop its spread until we can receive the vaccine. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (5:27) https://youtu.be/Wm4clOLWPxI  

  • 2020, Dec. 21:  COVID-19: The UK Mutation
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the implications of the new mutation which is spreading in the United Kingdom. The new virus appears to be 70% more infectious but it is not thought to be resistant to the vaccines. Resistance would require a mutation in the spike protein which could invade the myriad of antibodies the body produces but still attach to the Ace II receptor. This is hard, but not impossible to do.  Jack Patie Show. WVLK AM. 590.  (6:23)  https://youtu.be/EhdBiMtw2P0 

    This type of mutation has happened before with the D614G mutation which infected the United States and was discussed in a recent Lexington Herald Leader OpEd. https://www.kentucky.com/opinion/op-ed/article247262694.html

    This mutation does however sound a warning that we must slow the spread of the virus. If the United States did as well as Australia we would have 12 to 13 thousand deaths instead of over 300,000. An excellent video on the strategies used in Australia is presented by Dr. Imogen Mitchell from the ANU Medical School, located in Canberra, Australia. https://youtu.be/gtMo4SleRJQ   
      

  • 2020, Dec. 18:  COVID-19: Vaccine Safety and the CDC's V-Safe Monitoring System
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the advantages of mRNA vaccines and the expected safety benefits afforded by this technology. Both Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccines are mRNA. This technology allows rapid development of vaccines and also elicits a highly specific immunological response which would be expected to increase vaccine safety. Jack Pattie Show with Scott Johnson. WVLK AM 590. (19:08)  https://youtu.be/OEHnmRhQwyo

  • 2020, Dec. 16:  COVID-19: New Zealand Virus Free
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses how New Zealand and Australia have controlled this pandemic by the public following public health strategies. In the United States, public health officials are being threatened and in Kentucky there has been a loss of almost 50% of public health staffing. These frontline workers are heroes and need to be supported. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (6:16)    https://youtu.be/wa8NucaimFs      

  • 2020, Dec. 14:  COVID-19: Snow Leopards With COVID
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new vaccines along with the three Snow Leopards in the Louisville Zoo who contracted COVID-19. In addition, cases are also spiking in Europe with Germany closing down schools. And the urging of Dr. Fauci to have the "default" position to open schools. This means to open schools when it is safe to do so. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Dec. 124, 2020. (5:22)  https://youtu.be/R8ItyS7nhrI

  • 2020, Dec. 11:  COVID-19: Kentucky Reopens - While other States Close.
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the policy of reopening of Kentucky's restaurants, bars and gyms while at one of the highest points in the pandemic. Other issues discussed are how the new technology of mRNA vaccines has resulted in rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine and how rising cases are not due to increase in testing but are highly predictive of ICU bed utilization and deaths to come. Finally, the utility of masks to make you safer was discussed. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. Jack Pattie Show. https://youtu.be/IGBIM-j7PPc

  • 2020, Dec. 9:  COVID-10: Vaccine Shortage?
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) discusses the efficacy and availability of vaccines. In Kentucky, there is a vaccine shortage with only about 110,000 doses which will vaccinate 55,000 individuals. Nationally, I was hoping for 50 to 100 million doses by the end of the year. But we only have 10 to 15% of this available. It will take almost 50 million doses to vaccinate the 21 million front-line healthcare workers and 3 million nursing home residents. So far there have been no serious reactions reported by the vaccine, mainly headache, fever and muscle aches, being more prevalent in younger individuals. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  https://youtu.be/rFUWRT7KOs8 

  • 2020, Dec. 7:  COVID-19: New Advisement For the Surge
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new recommendations for staying safer during the surge. They include always wearing masks when indoors, postponing travel, avoiding crowded outdoor settings and increased room ventilation and air sensitization. The cloudy, cold, low humidity winter weather does not kill the virus as effectively as in the summer. One needs to wear a mask when walking dogs or jogging outdoors if you are likely to pass by others. In addition, the vaccines are coming, but so far, too few too late, frontline healthcare workers and nursing home residents have the highest priority. But vaccines do not prevent deaths and disability, vaccinations do, it is of utmost importance that we all get the vaccine. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590. (6:06)  https://youtu.be/Rxq3xc-oJKY   

  • 2020, Dec. 4:  COVID-19:  Is there really disagreement on when to open schools? Who should be vaccinated first?
    Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses opening schools. Public health officials state it is safe to open, teachers and others say unsafe? Actually, they both agree. Schools can open if there is testing, small bubbles, upgraded safe ventilation and proper sanitization available. Also, discussed was the false hope of Hydroxychloroquine and its possible adverse effects on an inflamed COVID heart. Misinformation regarding the number of deaths from COVID-19. And finally, who should get the vaccine first? How is it decided? Should the anti-maskers and those who promote indoor activities where people congregate be relegated to the end of the line? Finally, how come the vaccine is more effective than the flu vaccine? Jack Pattie Show. WVLK AM 590.  (18:03) https://youtu.be/aXjJ-YxJzV4  

  • 2020, Dec. 2:  COVID-19: Restaurants Back a Petition to Open Dec. 14, No Matter What
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discusses the initiative to ignore public health advice and place lives at risk by opening restaurants on Dec. 14th. In addition, who will be able to be vaccinated first is discussed along with the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices have stressed saving lives over preventing spread. The vaccine has been shown to be highly effective in the elderly, but data on preventing spread is still not available. Jack Pattie Show. WVLK 590. (5:11).  https://youtu.be/xcX-cgbwkdA  

  • 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/

  • 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  

  • 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

  • 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  

  • 2020, Nov. 20: COVID-19:  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 

  • 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  

  • 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

  • 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   

  • 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  

  • 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   

  • 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   

  • 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  

  • 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    

  • 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  

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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   

  • 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  

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 2020, Oct. 2:  COVID-19: President Trump Tests Positive
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) 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

  • 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

  • 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.  WVLK AM 590. https://youtu.be/YJkwpn37_ck  

  • 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

  • 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   

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 2020, Sept. 11: COVID-19: The Bob Woodward - President Trump Tapes.
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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    

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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   

  • 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  

  • 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 

  • 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.  WVLK AM 590. (9:04)  https://youtu.be/L0A71e_Wsow  

  • 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. WVLK AM 590.(7:17) https://youtu.be/RXZsi-T3PeA   

  • 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 590. (14:52)  https://youtu.be/SMir00P3jC4  

  • 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

  • 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    

  • 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

  • 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  

  • 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  

  • 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  

  • 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 

  • 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   

  • 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

  • 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   

  • 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  

  • 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  

  • 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. The Jack Pattie Show. (5:53)https://youtu.be/dVDXdIxjat0  

  • 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 

  • 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  

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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     

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 2020, June 22, 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  

  • 2020, June 22, COV-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. June 22, 2020. (4:42) https://youtu.be/aF0XihAkQs8

  • 2020, June 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  

  • 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. (6:48) https://youtu.be/wyM9v9Vad6U

  • 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 

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 with Scott Johnson.  (8:14)  https://youtu.be/PT9buegLwwE  

  • 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. June 1, 2020. (5:51).  https://youtu.be/48Sqdec47xU  

  • 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). https://youtu.be/ph1iJlKZu_k

  • 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. May 27, 2020. (7:10)  https://youtu.be/eW5RW9rlcoE  

  • 2020, May 21:  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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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.  May 15, 2020.  (14:52)  https://youtu.be/1KbEL_aNJqU

  • 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. May 13, 2020. (5:33)
    https://youtu.be/nh_ky2nqpmg    

  • 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 May 11, 2020. (7:54) https://youtu.be/Z6NLEup9DNY 

  • 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   

  • 2020, May 6:   COVID-19: New Strain Faster & Meaner -- What We Need to Do.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm 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

  • 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. May 4, 2020. (6:48) https://youtu.be/JCISiR4Amvc  

  • 2020, May 1:  Open or Not Open Our Economy - Is COVID-19 Herd Immunity a False Narrative ?
    Kevin Kavanagh, MD,
    from Health Watch USAsm, 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. May 1, 2020. (15:31) https://youtu.be/I__VsLXZ-XM  

  • 2020, April 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) April 29, 2020.  https://youtu.be/IFXjVkPfNwA 

  • 2020, April 27: 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  

  • 2020, April 24:  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  

  • 2020, April 22:  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.  WVLK 590.  (7:06)  https://youtu.be/0E-NZZ0xHKc

  • 2020, April 20:  New Requirements to Open Up Our Economy, How long will This Last?
    Kevin Kavanagh MD,
    from Health Watch USAsm discusses the new requirements to open 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  

  • 2020, April 17:  Opening Up 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

  • 2020, April 15:  Defunding the WHO and Safety of Our Food Chain with COVID-19 - Jack Pattie Show.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) 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 April 15, 2020. (7:04) mins.  https://youtu.be/Lq9eYt_5w2k

  • 2020, April 13: Dismissal of Dr. Fauci ? When To Open Economy -- Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) 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. - April 13, 2020. (8:12)  https://youtu.be/5bJy7AVNVJA   

  • 2020, April 10:  Kevin Kavanagh, MD, discusses 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 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

  • 2020, April 6:  COVID-19 Asymptomatic Spread and the Dangers of Churches.  Kevin Kavanagh, MD discusses the extensive pandemic preparedness enacted by President George Bush and then neglected over the last decade. 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 also need to use protective gear. Jack Pattie.  (5:20) https://youtu.be/XbhwTYh3RGY  

  • 2020, April 3: Are Churches & Singing a Major Risk Factor for Spread?   Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) 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.  (15:25) https://youtu.be/z9xpRku7kaE   

  • 2020, April 1: New Estimates of COVID-19 Spread and Fatalities - Discussion of Public Mask Use.   Kevin Kavanagh, MD from 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. Finally, the controversial policy of citizens using masks is discussed. Jack Pattie Show.   https://youtu.be/FrRbOEflKqM

  • 2020, Mar. 30:  COVID-19 Masks, Gloves & Ventilators
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh
    from Health Watch USA(sm) 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.  https://youtu.be/2wKm9eiMQHY  

  • 2020, Mar. 27:  COVID-19, Social Distancing, Lack of Beds and Kentucky's CON,  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA(sm) 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. Jack Pattie Show.  https://youtu.be/DmR8lYdH_rY  

  • 2020, Mar. 25:  COVID-19 - Importance of Social Distancing and Grocery Delivery
    Dr. Kevin Kavanagh
    from Health Watch USA(sm) 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.  https://youtu.be/tGLbCKp5aNk  

  • 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.   https://youtu.be/gSxnai_kc34 

  • 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 March 19, 2020.
    https://youtu.be/li04bjncrTM

  • 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. Emphysis is also placed on changes which need to be made by employers and our healthcare system. Jack Pattie Show WVLK AM  Download COVIR-19 Notes:  YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/lrzNgwzl_44

  • 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: YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/nl3ZFtK2f5w     

  • 2020, Jan. 7: Documentary "Bleed Out" Who is in charge?  Director Steve Burrows discusses the award winning HBO documentary Bleed Out. Topic include the non-disclosure of medical errors, a dysfunctional tort system and not knowing who is in charge of your healthcare. Jack Pattie Show WVLK Jan. 7, 2010.   https://youtu.be/30vwQ_3NVUI   

  • 2019, Sept. 25:  Safety of the United States' Pharmacutical Supply -- China Rx.  Rosemary Gibson.   Jack Pattie Show WVLK AM.  YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/3XApEUDymqk 

  • 2019, Aug. 8:  Bacterial Phages.  Dr. Stephanie Strathdee and Dr. Thomas Patterson present their real life struggle of Dr. Strathdee to save her husband, Dr. Patterson's life from a totally antibiotic resistant bacteria, acinetobacter baumannii.   Jack Pattie Show WVLK AM.  YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/CRHiYDKkFcQ   

  • 2019 June 12:  Hospital Quality Rankings.  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh discusses hospital quality ranking systems and Compares The Leapfrog Group and U.S. News & World Reports Ranking systems. Jack Pattie Show WVLK AM.  YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/yIT83-jgM1g

  • 2019 May 21:  Public Health Topics -- Vaccines, Smoking, Restaurant Cleanliness - Jack Pattie Show  WVLK AM (video edited).  YouTube: https://youtu.be/RTzxEhYUa6Q 

  • 2019 Apr. 9:  William Schaffner, MD and Kevin Kavanagh, MD discuss the recent Hepatitis A epidemic in Kentucky, the Kentucky outbreak of E. Coli, and the outbreak of the dangerous fungus Candida auris, along with recent comments from the Kentucky Governor regarding the chickenpox vaccination. The importance of vaccination is stressed. Jack Pattie Show, WVLK - AM (video edited) YouTube: https://youtu.be/YqNN4HEF_vw

  • 2019 Mar. 14:  Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS presents on the importance of surveillance and isolation of patients for the control of Staph Aureus and MRSA. New data from a recent Veteran Health Administration study are discussed and this study impacts the current CDC and WHO recommendations. Jack Pattie Radio Show. WVLK-AM. YouTube: https://youtu.be/wxT97hFxJaM

  • 2019 Feb. 7th:  Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS discusses the dangers of opioid addiction and new research showing they are no more effective than non-steroidal pain medications in the relief of chronic pain. In addition he discussed the alleged perverse marketing practices by the pharmaceutical industry. Jack Pattie Radio Show. WVLK-AM 590 News Radio. YouTube:  https://youtu.be/4lv214b75TU 

  • 2018 May 23rd:  Dr. Michael Bell, Deputy Director of Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention discusses the dangers, transmission, prevention and vaccines for Hepatitis. With Jack Pattie and Kevin Kavanagh, MD, MS.   YouTube:  https://youtu.be/CqqLS0VUSMY

  • 2018 Apr. 25th:  China Rx -- What you don't know about your medications but should.  Award winning author Rosemary Gibson discusses her new book China Rx, an investigative report into the dependence on China for the provision of crucial medications and the difficulties it creates for FDA oversight and more importantly for national security. Jack Pattie Show - WVLK-AM.  YouTube: https://youtu.be/4qbxJeRSIY8 

  • 2018 Mar. 28th:  Multi-Drug Resistant Organism & Antibiotic Overutilization.  Kevin Kavanagh, MD from Health Watch USAsm discusses the causes and characteristics of the epidemic of multi-drug resistant organisms. Along with the cost to society if system-wide measures are not implemented to bring the epidemic under control. Edited version with pertinent PowerPoint slides. Jack Pattie Show - WVLK-AM YouTube:  https://youtu.be/KDZUb5shG0k    

  • 2016 Oct. 26th:  Dr. Jim Bailey, Author, "The End of Healing".   Health Watch USAsm Preconference Presentation covering the importance of primary care, medical overutilization, and the high cost of healthcare. Dr. Bailey stresses the importance of patients being engaged in their healthcare decisions.    Jack Pattie Show:  View You Tube Presentation

  • 2015 Aug. 11th:  Dr. Leana Wen, Baltimore City Health Commissioner and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh on Conflict-of-Interest, Overutilization, Cost of Healthcare and The Healthcare Challengers Facing the City of Baltimore.  View You Tube Presentation

  • 2015 June 9th:  Rosemary Gibson and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh on two subjects: 1) Recertification of physicians and 2) Medical Devices.    View YouTube Presentation

  • 2015 May 12th:  Dr. Hooman Norchashm & Dr. Amy Reed on Uterine Morcellation and The Spreading of Cancer      View YouTube Presentation

  • 2015 Feb. 10th:  Dr William Schaffner and Dr Kevin Kavanagh discuss the Measles Vaccine.
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  • 2014 Nov. 1st:  Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USA discusses Ebola. 
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  • 2014 Oct. 14th:  Dr. Gavin West, Special Assistant, Office of the Assistant Under Secretary for Health for Clinical Operations; Dr. Steve Kraman and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuss the VA Healthcare.  
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  • 2014, Sept. 9:  Dr. Peter Pronovost, Director Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Johns Hopkins along with Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuss the prevention of adverse events, hospital acquired conditions, checklists and quality Improvement in Healthcare.
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  • 2014, July 8:  Leah Binder, CEO & President of the Leapfrog Group and Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, Health Watch USAsm present on Healthcare Transparency & Leapfrog Hospital Rating System.  Download References    View YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/DsGvX50jZqg 

  • 2014 June 10th:  Peter Eisler, Medical Reporter from USA Today, Dan Smoot from Operation Unite and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuss discuss the epidemic of Drug Overdose in the Elderly.   
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  • 2014 May 13th:  Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Promotion and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, Chairman of the Board Health Watch USAsm, present on Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), Multidrug Resistant Bacteria and Antibiotic Overutilization.
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    https://youtu.be/3Doy2XfnY9M 

  • 2014 Mar 11th:  Rosemary Gibson and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuss medical overtreatment.  
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  • 2014 Feb 11th:  Dr. John Santa from Consumer Union and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh from Health Watch USAsm discuss the ABIM initiative of Choosing Wisely. 
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  • 2013 Oct. 22nd:  Lisa McGiffert from Consumer Union and Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh, Health Watch USAsm  on the Safety of Medical Devices
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  • 2013 Apr 9th:  Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, Associate Director for Healthcare Associated Infection Prevention Programs, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Promotion  and Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, Chairman of the Board Health Watch USAsm, present on healthcare associated infections.
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