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Beating the COVID Surge this Winter with Expanded COVID Treatments

Was Live Thu, Dec 8, 2022 | 11 am PT

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Rita Nguyen, CA Assistant Health Officer and Director of Population Health, California Department of Public Health
  • Dr. Jasmeet Kaur Bains, Family Medicine, Delano, CA (rural perspective)
  • Dr. Wynnelena Canio, Geriatric Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, and Advisor, California Dept. of Aging
  • Dr. Oliver Brooks, Chief Medical Officer, Watts Healthcare
  • Dr. Daniel Turner-Lloveras, Executive Director, Latino Coalition Against Covid-19 and SaludConTech

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Event Overview

The winter holidays are expected to bring with them a surge in symptomatic COVID cases. But treatment is available to mitigate the impact of the illness and prevent its severity, can lead people to test negative sooner, and early evidence suggests that COVID treatment may lower the risk of long COVID.

Learn from physicians and specialists about the COVID therapeutics available for treating the illness in adults and some teens, and the necessity of accessing treatment early in the illness for it to work.

The CDPH will also present the latest data on ongoing disparities in getting treatment a major in some racial/ethnic and socioeconomic groups.

Presented by Ethnic Media Services, California Black Media and California Department of Public Health

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