Results from early COVID-19 studies are still emerging. Some micronutrients, such as zinc, have been shown to decrease the severity of viral infections yet human data is sparse. Join host, Geoff Wall, as he evaluates a new study looking at the proposed benefit of zinc in COVID-19 infections.
Zinc has several antiviral properties. A recent trial showed a decreased risk of ICU admission – however, has numerous exclusion criteria impacting the external validity.
00:00 - Introductions
01:45 - Zinc Role In COVID-19
04:20 - Looking at the Study
10:33 - The GameChanger: Study Results
19:03 - Connecting to Practice: Applicability of Exclusions
21:48 - Closing Remarks
Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
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