My guest is Dr. Robert Shin and we're talking about what the experts are learning from this newly-published data about the effect of COVID-19 on MS. We'll also get into whether someone getting Ocrevus infusions today should be worrying about the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. We'll talk about the things that people living with MS should be thinking about as our local communities begin to re-open for business. And we'll get into how the COVID-19 pandemic might affect MS care in the future.
We're also talking about the new COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program for people living with MS, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis.
We'll tell you about the COVID-19 at-home test kit that received FDA approval last week. It only requires a simple saliva sample, making it a much more user-friendly test.
And you'll hear about the MS disease-modifying therapy that may actually help people recover from COVID-19 faster.
We have a lot to talk about! Are you ready for RealTalk MS??!
COVID-19 & Nursing Homes (…and why I care!) :21
At-Home COVID-19 Saliva Test Receives FDA Approval 4:43
COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program Available for People Living with MS 6:09
Study Shows MS Medication May be Helpful in Speeding Up Recovery from COVID-19 8:11
My Interview with Dr. Robert Shin 11:13
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The National MS Society COVID-19 Response Fund 30:43
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RealTalk MS Episode 141
Hosted By: Jon Strum
Guests: Dr. Robert Shin
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSActivist, MSSociety, Interferon, Betaseron, Ocrevus, Coronavirus, COVID19, RealTalkMS