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DOC AMA: A Pill In Development To Treat COVID-19, How To Find The Right Antibody Test And More

This picture shows cardboxes of Remdesivir at Movianto premises, as parcels of drugs are being sent to India, in Aalst, on April 30, 2021. - Belgium will help India, where the situation in the ongoing pandemic is very severe, with 9000 doses of the antiviral drug Remdesivir. The pharmaceuticals have to be packed in special cases before they leave on a flight tonight. - Belgium OUT (Photo by DIRK WAEM / various sources / AFP) / Belgium OUT (Photo by DIRK WAEM/Belga/AFP via Getty Images)
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This picture shows cardboxes of Remdesivir at Movianto premises, as parcels of drugs are being sent to India, in Aalst, on April 30, 2021.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong.

In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, we speak with UCSF’s Dr. Peter Chin-Hong. 

Today’s topics include:

  • A pill to treat COVID-19? The U.S. is betting on it 

  • Wondering if the vaccine worked? Get the right test, at the right time

  • US coronavirus infections this fall could reach 20 percent of last winter's peak 

  • Salon workers are holding on to their masks, and not just because of COVID-19 

  • Tokyo Olympics will allow some domestic fans to attend events despite COVID-19 fears 

  • The places still targeting “zero COVID-19” 

  • Virus surge claims brightest minds at Indian universities

Guest:

Peter Chin-Hong, M.D., infectious disease specialist and professor of medicine at the UCSF Medical Center; he tweets

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