This week, and for the foreseeable future, we're committed to sharing the most updated and reliable information on COVID-19 and MS.
Returning as my guest on the podcast is Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams. Dr. Williams is a Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellowship trained Multiple Sclerosis Specialist who is passionate about educating and empowering people affected by MS to understand the disease process and the goals of treatment. She is a sought-after consultant, speaker, researcher, and author with expertise in understanding MS in underserved and ethnic minority populations.
Dr. Williams is giving us our weekly update on what we're learning about COVID-19 & MS. We're talking about COVID-19 and starting, stopping, or pausing disease-modifying therapies. And we're taking a closer at how COVID-19 is impacting minority populations and how MS itself impacts minority populations differently.
We'll tell you everything you need to know about COVID-19 tests, COVID-19 antibody tests, and those shady COVID-19 at-home test kits.
We'll also tell you about how some MS clinical trials are being paused, and what that means when it comes to the availability of new disease-modifying therapies.
And we'll tell you about a study that shows that ethnicity is not a factor in predicting cognitive impairment in early MS. But the study may have inadvertently highlighted an unfortunate reality in our society.
The Best Email Ever :35
Everything You Need to Know About COVID-19 Tests 3:36
Atara Biotherapeutics Pauses ATA 188 Clinical Trial for PPMS and SPMS 8:34
Study Shows Cognitive Impairment in Early MS Not Linked to Ethnicity 11:22
My Interview with Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams 15:50
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RealTalk MS Episode 138
Hosted By: Jon Strum
Guests: Dr. Mitzi Joi Williams
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSActivist, MSSociety, Ocrevus, Coronavirus, COVID19, RealTalkMS