There’s a lot of information and misinformation out there about the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Louis Rice, president and physician-in-chief of Brown Medicine, has a credentialed background in infectious disease from a clinical and research perspective.
In this episode, Dr. Rice candidly discusses the healthcare changes we are witnessing with this pandemic, from pop-up triage units and testing sites, to telemedicine and research to develop a vaccine and other treatments for the coronavirus. Brown Medicine’s research physicians are conducting studies and managing protocols for using several potential therapeutics in patients including Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, and blood antibodies.
He answers frequently-asked questions about the best common-sense ways to lower your risk for contracting COVID-19, the status of routine and elective surgical procedures, and why coronavirus testing swabs have to go so deep into the pharyngeal passageway.