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Confused by the daily reports on coronavirus treatments, testing, vaccines, resources and more? You’re not alone.

In this edition of the Bottom Line Advocator Podcast with Sarah Hiner, nine-time Emmy Award–winning medical journalist with New York’s CBS-TV, Dr. Max Gomez joins Bottom Line President Sarah Hiner to give the latest information and ease your confusion.

Specific topics covered…

  • 10,000-foot view of the pandemic (2:50 – 4:18)         
  • Why people quarantining at home are still getting sick (4:18 – 6:22)
  • Estimate of how many people have been exposed…and how vulnerable are you? (6:22 – 11:38)
  • How important is testing in order to end the quarantine? (11:38 – 16:10)
  • Testing accuracy…or inaccuracy (16:10 – 18:00)
  • Tests for if you’re sick now (18:00 – 19:10)
  • Antibody tests—what we don’t know (19:10 – 23:10)
  • Plasma-transfusion treatment  (23:10 – 23:45)
  • Can you choose your COVID-19 test? (23:45 – 28:48)
  • Can. you naturally build up antibodies without getting COVID-19? (28:48 – 30:46)
  • Why so slow on test development (30:46 – 33:05)
  • Vaccines to save the day?  (33:05 – 43:51)
  • Goal: Extinction vs. bend the curve (43:51 – 44:25)
  • Best hope treatments (44:25 – 46:32)
  • Remdesivir—effective? Risks?  (46:32 – 50:53)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)—effective? Risky? (50:53 – 57:06)
  • Why blood oygen levels matter/pulse oximeter (and why taking temperatures is a fallacy) (57:06 – 1:03:03)
  • Zinc for self-defense (1:03:03 – 1:04:47)
  • Vitamin D deficiency and immune strengthening (1:04:47 – 1:08:35)
  • Can the system handle mini-spikes with reopening? (1:08:35 – 1:16:34)
  • Recommended dose for zinc (1:16:34 –

You can learn about the many things that Max does at NewYork.CBSLocal.com/personality/dr-max-gomez. And watch his “Max Minutes” at NewYork.CBSLocal.com/tag/max-minute.

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