Sars-CoV-2

Avera COVID Clinical Research Study

Sep 3, 2020
Avera

In The Moment … September 3, 2020 Show 895 Hour 1

Avera will participate in three clinical studies of a potential treatment and preventative measure against COVID-19. The trials will evaluate how effectively a lab-made antibody can block the SARS-CoV-2 virus from infecting cells.

Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health

What Does A "COVID Safe" Classroom Look Like?

Aug 3, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … August 3, 2020 Show 872 Hour 1

Today we welcome Sanford Health's Dr. Wendell Hoffman back to the program. We're going to talk about the emerging research about kids and teenagers and Sars-CoV-2 transmission. What does a safer classroom look like? In the absence of a statewide mandate for school openings and classroom mitigation efforts, how can parents and teachers evaluate the science we currently have so they can make smart decisions about how to live out personal responsibility during the pandemic? 

Dr. Jason Knutsen Bring Us A COVID-19 Update

Jun 29, 2020
Avera

In The Moment … June 29, 2020 Show 848 Hour 1

South Dakota has recorded our first case of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in a child. Research scientists are learning more about the tentacles of Sars-CoV-2, and cities across the nation are grappling with opening up, surges in cases, and locking back down.  It's time for our weekly check-in on what we know about COVID-19 here in South Dakota. Joining us this week is Dr. Jason Knutson, a Family Medicine Physician with Avera. Health reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City 

Avera Pharmacy Talks Shortages

May 27, 2020
NPR

In The Moment … May 27, 2020 Show 825 Hour 1

The spread of Sars-CoV-2 has caused shortages of some medications, which has many wondering about the supply chain for pharmaceuticals. Tom Johnson, Pharm.D., is assistant vice president of hospital pharmacy for Avera Health. He joins us with an update on those shortages and on the availability of medications like Remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine. Those two medications are being studied for their potential to ease the symptoms of the most severe COVID-19 cases. 

In The Moment ... April 30, 2020 Show 807 Hour 2

As people across the state are self-isolating to prevent the spread of Sars-CoV-2, some facilities face unique challenges. Over the past few week's we've talked about colleges with cleared dormitories, nursing homes with locked down residents and staff, and today we begin a conversation about jails and prisons. Mike Milstead is the sheriff of Minnehaha County, the county with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the state of South Dakota.