Operation Warp Speed is the federal government funded effort to rapidly develop vaccines and therapeutic modalities to treat, prevent, or minimize side effects of Covid through the Accelerating Covid-19 Therapeutic Interventions and Vaccines (ACTIV) protoocols. I serve as the site principal investigator for the ACTIV-4 trial at the University of…

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Reminder: SSRIs are not ready for prime-time Covid treatment and there is only one promising exploratory study. This should not be routine clinical care at this time.

We are still seeing a lot of patients with Covid in the Emergency Department and most can be discharged home. Over the last…

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) is not exactly an exhilarating read. MMWR is where a strange case series of pneumonias by a rare bug was reported in 1981, eventually leading to the discovery of HIV.

The weekly publication does not have advertisers like Fox News and MSNBC. The motives…

HHS Secretary Azar commenting on Convalescent Plasma. August 24, 2020

Convalescent plasma is not a new technology. The idea makes logical sense — find patients who have recovered from Covid-19, have those patients donate blood, isolate the plasma (the part of the blood that contains antibodies) and allow the recovered patient’s antibodies to be given to sick patients, boosting their…

Jason W. Wilson, MD, MA, FACEP

clinical emergency medicine physician, critical medical anthropologist

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