Episode 7 – Rapid Fire COVID-19

Welcome back Rounds Table Listeners!

This episode, we’re focusing on 2 papers recently released related to COVID-19.

1.       Our first paper provides an overview of the clinical characteristics of a sample of patients admitted to hospital with COVID-19.


2.       The second paper provides timely data to identify factors associated with ARDS among adults diagnosed with COVID-19.



And for the good stuff:

1.       An online self-assessment tool designed by Alberta Health Services so individuals can determine whether they need to be assessed for COVID-19


2.       An article from CNN on NBA players helping to pay the wages of stadium employees affected by the pandemic


3.       An article on China’s efforts to support Italy as it deals with a significant burden of disease.



***COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. For the most up-to-date information on what you can do to protect yourself, your families, and everyone else, please refer to your local public health agencies.


For those in Alberta:   https://www.alberta.ca/covid19

For those in Ontario: https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus

Questions? Comments? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you. @roundstable

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John Fralick


John Fralick is a general internist at Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. He completed a Master of Science in Epidemiology at Queen’s University. He completed medical school at the University of Calgary and did his internal medicine training at the University of Toronto.

Michael Fralick

Co-director of the Rounds Table

Michael Fralick is a general internist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto. He completed a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Harvard University, including a Research Fellowship in Health Policy at the Program On Regulation Therapeutics and Law (PORTAL). His PhD focused on the intersection between machine learning and pharmacoepidemiology.

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