Importance of patient education and early testing to differentiate between influenza and COVID-19.
EP. 1: Factors Contributing to Lower-Than-Average Flu Season in 2020-2021
Multiple factors contributing to a lower-than-average flu season in 2020-2021 are discussed.
EP. 2: Upcoming Flu Season 2021-2022
Panel speculates on the upcoming flu season for 2021-2022.
EP. 3: Impact of Lifting of COVID-19 Restrictions
A discussion on the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the potential impact on the upcoming flu season.
EP. 4: Formulating the 2021-2022 Flu Vaccine
Slight variation in the flu vaccine from last season based on limited data.
EP. 5: Combination COVID-19/Influenza Vaccine in Development
Promise of a dual COVID-19/influenza vaccine in development.
EP. 6: Reluctance to Getting the Flu Vaccine
Several reasons patients are reluctant to getting the flu vaccine.
EP. 7: Discrepancies in Messaging With COVID-19
Challenges in messaging as the understanding of COVID-19 evolves.
EP. 8: Diagnosing COVID-19 vs Flu
Differentiating between COVID-19 and influenza.
EP. 9: Office Visits for Upcoming Flu Season
Potential changes within office visits for COVID-19 and influenza.
EP. 10: Importance of Properly Diagnosing COVID-19 and Flu
Importance of properly diagnosing COVID-19 vs influenza to offer therapeutics.
EP. 11: Testing for COVID-19 and Flu
Getting real time results when testing for COVID-19 and influenza.
EP. 12: Status COVID-19/Flu A&B Rapid Test
The Status™ COVID-19/Flu A&B - Rapid SARS-CoV-2/Influenza A+B Antigen Panel Test: rapid testing for COVID-19, Flu A&B in one test.
EP. 13: Importance of a Rapid COVID-19 and Flu Test
The importance of a rapid and accurate COVID-19 and influenza test.
EP. 14: Encouraging the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccines
The concept of the “immunization neighborhood” highlighting the importance of pharmacists in encouraging and administering vaccinations.
EP. 15: Encouraging Testing for Symptomatic COVID-19 or Flu Patients
Encouraging testing of symptomatic COVID-19 or influenza patients and utilization of available therapeutics.
EP. 16: Final Thoughts on COVID-19 and Flu
Final thoughts from experts on controlling COVID-19 and influenza.
EP. 17: Current Influenza and COVID-19 Infection Rates
Dr George Loukatos illuminates influenza vaccination rates and prevalence of influenza cases for the current flu season compared to previous years as well as the current status of COVID-19 in the US.
EP. 18: Coinfection With COVID-19 and Influenza
George Loukatos, MD, defines the term “flurona” and provides insight on common symptoms and targeting treatment from a respiratory standpoint for coinfection with SARS-CoV-2 and influenza.
EP. 19: Cotesting for COVID-19 and Influenza
Dr George Loukatos reviews available tests for the detection of the SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses and the benefits of using 1-swab nasal tests.
EP. 20: Future Directions for Managing COVID-19 and Influenza
George Loukatos, MD, shares clinical pearls for the management of the SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses.
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