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Dr. John Zurlo on the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster, Monkeypox and Polio
Oct 13 2022
Dr. John Zurlo on the COVID-19 Bivalent Booster, Monkeypox and Polio
Infectious diseases expert Dr. John Zurlo joins The Health Nexus Podcast once again to provide the latest information on COVID-19, including how he would time getting the Omicron BA.5 bivalent vaccine and the flu shot if you’re trying to avoid feeling potentially crummy. Also on the docket of topics: masking recommendations this flu season, whether we’ll see a surge this fall/winter and much more on that new bivalent vaccine. We also get an update on the monkeypox virus affecting our region and Dr. Zurlo breaks down the recent polio outbreak. A top recommendation? Be sure your vaccine records are up to date. On COVID Is COVID-19 over? –  01:13 Is anyone still a COVID virgin? –  03:30 On bivalent COVID-19 vaccines – 04:18 Why you need the primary COVID vaccine –  05:10 Who is eligible for this booster? – 06:06 Was the bivalent booster tested on humans? – 06:35 What is the best time to get the booster? – 08:22 How long does immunity last? – 09:11 Do you need the booster if you already got the Omicron variant of COVID? – 10:03 Should we get the COVID booster and flu shot together? – 11:01 How long until immunity from the booster kicks in? –  11:46 Will we face a COVID surge this fall/winter? – 12:02 Tips on spacing out COVID booster and flu shot – 12:46 Should we be masking up this flu season? – 13:27 On Monkeypox Update on outbreak affecting the region – 15:26 Who should receive the monkeypox vaccine? (And its side effects) – 18:15 Best ways to protect yourself and community – 19:43 On Polio Dr. Zurlo on the recent polio outbreak and what caused it – 20:18 History of polio – 21:28 Getting the polio vaccine and if it’s harmful to get it twice – 24:32 Listen and subscribe to The Health Nexus Podcast on podcast players: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean For more stories on COVID-19 and more, visit TheHealthNexus.org
Personal Stories of the Impact of Racism Against Asian Americans during COVID-19
Jun 21 2022
Personal Stories of the Impact of Racism Against Asian Americans during COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, prejudice, xenophobia and racism toward Asian American and Pacific Islander communities has surged. In this conversation, meet Dr. Xiao Chi Zhang, an emergency medicine physician and Chinese American, who shares the hateful words that people have yelled out to him on the street, and what happened when one day words escalated to physical assault. He talks about the confusion of being targeted because of what he looks like and shares how his scrubs sometimes felt like a shield that could protect him from this violence. [Editor’s Note: To read Dr. Zhang’s essay “Wearing Scrubs Like a Shield,” click here. Don’t miss the audio player at the top of the essay if you’d like to hear Dr. Zhang read it in his own voice.] Sara Campbell also joins the conversation. She is the Associate Vice President of the Presidential & Leadership Advisory Councils at Jefferson’s Office of Institutional Advancement and shares her unique experience as a Korean American woman who was adopted by a white family with her two brothers when she was eight years old. Campbell explains in what ways she gave up her Korean identity to better fit into a predominately white community and how she’s still finding and reconnecting with her ethnic roots today. To better understand the trauma of racism, especially during the stress of the pandemic, Dr. Deanna Nobleza, a psychiatrist at Jefferson, joins the episode. She validates the unique experiences of the AAPI community—she herself is Filipino American—and stresses the importance of finding safe sources of support and practicing self-care, now more than ever. Resources: NAMI | National Alliance on Mental IllnessJefferson Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedInFull show transcript on The Health Nexus Listen and subscribe to The Health Nexus Podcast on podcast players: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podbean