Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of October 19

October 19, 2020
Fact or Fiction? Antiviral medications do not improve mortality rates of hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of October 12

October 12, 2020
Fact or Fiction? SARS-CoV-2 and influenza A virus have been shown to have a similar survival on human skin.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of October 5

October 5, 2020
Fact or Fiction? Wearing eyeglasses at least 8 hours may reduce the risk of COVID-19.

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MDBriefCase Acquires OncologyEducation to Significantly Advance its Oncology Platform

October 1, 2020
MDBriefCase Group Inc. (MDBC), Canada’s leading provider of online continuing medical education and professional development for healthcare providers, is excited to announce the acquisition of OncologyEducation. OncologyEducation is a comprehensive online platform providing evidence-based oncology content, developed and authored by a leading, international faculty of oncology professionals. “We are excited to add OncologyEducation to our family of online educational resources for healthcare professionals,” said Jason Flowerday, CEO of MDBC. “This acquisition aligns with our commitment to investing in critical therapeutic areas to provide our worldwide members with the latest scientific resources for informed healthcare decision-making. Together, MDBriefCase and OncologyEducation serves to provide the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors with improved access and reach to innovative medical education opportunities and programming.” “OncologyEducation was founded on the principle of improving patient care by providing oncology professionals worldwide with the latest oncology information resources,” said Dr. Berry, co-founder of OncologyEducation. “We are a global organization that has grown to have strong credibility among healthcare professionals around the world, and we are confident that MDBriefCase’s track record of global success can further expand the reach and impact of quality oncology education through its innovative offerings.” Since 2001, MDBC has delivered interactive, peer-reviewed, and evidence-based programs […]

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of September 28

September 28, 2020
Fact or Fiction? The infection fatality rate (IFR) for a COVID-19 infection in a 75-year-old is 4.2%.

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of September 21

September 21, 2020
Fact or Fiction? Airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 is more of a concern than fomite transmission.

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COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of September 14

September 14, 2020
Fact or Fiction? Dining in a restaurant has been shown to double the risk of a SARS-CoV-2 test result.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of September 7

September 8, 2020
Fact or Fiction? A) Vitamin D supplementation has been shown to reduce the risk of testing positive for COVID-19. B) SARS-CoV-2 may travel more than 2 metres when a person coughs and sneezes.