Ep. 54 Coronavirus: Wash Your Hands, You Filthy Animals

In This Episode

The growing threat of the novel coronavirus, or Covid-19, is very real – but it’s important that we don’t panic.

On this week’s podcast, Dr. Neal reiterates the common-sense preventative measures we should be taking to protect ourselves and those at greater risk.

He also weighs in on the flu shot and other vaccines, explains how to boost your overall immunity in the meantime, and urges you not to hoard resources for the good of the most vulnerable populations. 

We also hear from Neal’s colleague, Dr. Joseph Carreno, about how coronavirus patients are being treated since there really is no established treatment protocol at this time. 

Topics Discussed

  • Proper handwashing
  • Hoarding masks
  • Hoarding meds
  • Politicizing
  • Useful supplements
  • Colloidal silver myth
  • Boosting immunity
  • Will the flu shot help
  • Probiotics 
  • What treatment actually entails

All About Joseph Carreno

Dr. Carreno is a Clinical Pharmacist at Albany Medical Center Hospital in Albany, NY; formerly of Clinical Pharmacy Instructor, Long Island University and Adjunct Clinical Pharmacy Instructor, Lebanese American University, Beirut, Lebanon.

Dr. Carreno’s research interests focus on the application of technology and epidemiologic methods to evaluate and develop antimicrobial stewardship programs.

Specifically, Dr. Carreno is interested in pharmacists’ roles in active surveillance, anti-infective related adverse event prevention, and bacterial epidemiology of infectious diseases.

Resources

Coronavirus Mythbusting & Practical Advice

Dr. Neal Smoller, Holistic Pharmacist

About Neal Smoller

Dr. Neal Smoller, PharmD, is a licensed pharmacist: and owner of Village Apothecary, an independent pharmacy in the most famous small town in America—Woodstock, NY. He’s also the host of the popular wellness podcast, The Big Mouth Pharmacist.”

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