A COVID-19 Conversation - Variants, Vaccines, and Long-Term Effects

Pre-recorded and released May 4th, 2021

COVID-19 Update with Dr. Auwaerter of Johns Hopkins: Vaccines and Variants (May 2021)

Dr. Paul Auwaerter – Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – reviews the latest on Covid-19, vaccines, and variants, hosted by Dr. Bill Detmer, CEO of Unbound Medicine.

Topics Discussed:

  • Trends and expectations of virus variants
  • Long-term effects of COVID-19
  • Vaccine effectiveness, distribution, and reluctance
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Update on Covid-19 – where are we today? (May 2021)


Risk of Covid-19 exposure in the United States


SARS-COV-2 Variant Viruses (Variants of Concern, UK’s B.1.1.7)


Vaccine Efficacy against variants (South African, Brazil P1)


Addressing the patient need for second dose (Protective neutralizing assays)


Are mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna) more effective against variants?


Real-world impact of vaccines – Israel Case Study


Vaccine rare side effects – anaphylaxis, thrombosis-thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS), cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST)


Vaccine Hesitancy – strategies for overcoming


Vaccine Myths and Facts (fertility, syncytin-1, DNA)



How well do vaccines protect against Covid-19? How do they compare to protection after natural infection?


What have we learned about population immunization needs, relationship with influenza?


When will we reach herd immunity?


When can we expect the CDC to recommend children get vaccinated?


What are learning about Post-acute Covid-19 (Long Covid)?


Will institutions specialize in Post-acute Covid-19 and other post-infectious fatigue syndromes?


What lessons have we learned, as a global community, as a result of this pandemic?


Wrap up, thanks, and conclusions




Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) Guide: https://www.hopkinsguides.com​

Unbound Medicine: https://www.unboundmedicine.com

About the Presenter

Paul Auwaerter, MD, MBA

Johns Hopkins - Dr. Auwaerter

Paul G. Auwaerter is the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine serving as the Clinical Director for the Division of Infectious Diseases and Director of the Sherrilyn and Ken Fisher Center for Environmental Infectious Diseases.

He serves as the Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Point of Care-Information Technology (POC-IT) Center producing the Johns Hopkins Guides – Antibiotic (ABX) (Antibiotic), HIV, Osler, Psychiatry, and Diabetes Guides. In 2018, Dr. Auwaerter served as President for the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the largest professional society worldwide related to infectious diseases.

William M. Detmer, MD, MSc

Unbound Medicine - Dr. Detmer

Bill Detmer is CEO of Unbound Medicine. He entered medical school at UC-San Francisco the year the first Macintosh computer was launched and soon found himself using it to organize the reams of basic science and clinical knowledge he needed to learn. That led to a career-long pursuit to solve the "knowledge problem” in healthcare – despite the wide availability of high-quality medical information and advanced technologies for delivery, two-thirds of questions that arise in daily clinical practice are never answered.

Bill’s pursuit of knowledge solutions has traversed becoming a general internist and faculty member at UCSF, completing training at Stanford in the nascent field of medical informatics, developing the first web-based search interface to the world’s medical literature and commercializing it with Ovid Technologies, and starting Unbound Medicine 21 years ago. Today, Unbound Medicine partners with medical and nursing associations, 500+ healthcare institutions, and over 6 million health professionals worldwide to deliver knowledge where and when it is needed on the user’s device of choice.

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Last updated: May 6, 2021