Online ECHO Clinic | January 6, 2021
Presentation Titles: Clinical Updates
In this series of presentations, Dr. Jorge Mera, Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Services, and Whitney Essex, Family Nurse Practitioner at Cherokee Nation Health Services, share clinical updates on COVID-19 and the new coronavirus variant.
Jorge Mera, MD, FACP, is the Director of Infectious Diseases for Cherokee Nation Health Service, the largest tribally operated health care system in the United States. He oversees surveillance, policies, and programs to treat and prevent the transmission of COVID-19, sexually transmitted diseases, HIV and HCV.
Whitney Essex, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner for Cherokee Nation Health Services. Mrs. Essex works in the Infectious Diseases Department, where she is the coordinator for the Cherokee Nation Hepatitis C Elimination program. She assists in the maintenance of general infectious diseases clinical services, as well as the provision of medical care for patients accessing HIV, PrEP, Hepatitis C, and other infectious diseases-related services.
- SARS-CoV-2 Variants (WHO)
- Emergence of a Highly Fit SARS-CoV-2 Variant (NEJM)
- Antibody Status and Incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Health Care Workers (NEJM)
- Interim: Implications of the Emerging SARS-CoV-2 Variant VOC 202012/01 (CDC)
- Guidelines on the Treatment and Management of Patients with COVID-19 (IDSA)
- FDA Statement on Following the Authorized Dosing Schedules for COVID-19 Vaccines (FDA)
- V-Safe: After Vaccination Health Checker (CDC)