With hospital rates starting to decline and mask mandates being lifted in several states there seems to be a general sense that we're seeing COVID-19 becoming an endemic virus. And we have to wonder what that means for people living with MS.
Dr. Nancy Sicotte joins me to talk about the preventative treatments for COVID-19 that are available today for people who are living with MS, the importance of receiving 4 doses of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines if you're living with MS, and some of the things we should be thinking about as we begin this transition from pandemic to endemic.
Dr. Sicotte is a professor and Chair of the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Sicotte also Chairs the MS Society's National Medical Advisory Committee and leads its COVID-19 Advisory Group.
Evidence shows that MS impacts Black people differently. Evidence also shows that Black people face additional challenges and burdens as they attempt to access the healthcare system. We're also talking with Dr. Jacqueline Rosenthal about the unique challenges of MS in the Black community.
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Dr. Jacqueline Rosenthal discusses how MS impacts Black people differently 1:38
COVID-19 from pandemic to endemic, Dr. Nancy Sicotte looks at what's ahead for people living with MS 12:53
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RealTalk MS Episode 233
Guests: Dr. Jacqueline Rosenthal and Dr. Nancy Sicotte
Tags: MS, MultipleSclerosis, MSResearch, MSSociety, RealTalkMS