A neurologist shares his experience receiving the first dose of the vaccine and what he felt during those 15 minutes of observation time. He had some reservations about the safety of the new vaccine, so was he about to become a statistic in the next FDA safety bulletin? Read on to discover the side effect […]
Rehabilitation psychologist Abigail Hardin, PhD, of Rush University Medical Center offers some advice to those waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine, which is especially important given that the vaccines don’t take full effect (around 95% immunity) until days or weeks a number of days after the second dose. She recommends taking a few key steps now […]
According to several polls (though some said they might change their minds for various reasons), around 4 in 10 Americans have said they will not get a coronavirus vaccine. When it comes to the safety of these vaccines, however, there are good reasons to be confident already. Here are nine explanations to give to a […]
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) stated goal for deploying a COVID-19 vaccine is “to decrease death and serious disease as much as possible.” According to José Romero, MD, Chair of the ACIP, the decision to vaccinate health care workers first is based on the actions that will help control the pandemic fastest.
According to a new study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, weakness, poor blood sugar control, and gastrointestinal complaints can now be added to the known symptoms of COVID-19, which included fever, coughing, and shortness of breath. Researchers analyzed 12,000 adult patients in New York City emergency departments to compile the data.
In this KevinMD podcast/article, Dr. Gregory Jasani, an emergency medicine physician in an inner-city, discusses his experiences treating COVID-19 patients and his thoughts surrounding the current mask mandates across the country. In his experience, wearing a mask is not about a person’s civil liberties, but rather the numbers game when you work in healthcare.
Our friends at the Mayo Clinic have provided this excellent resource to track the data you need to help protect yourself, your patients, your friends, your family, and anyone else you may come in contact with during this unprecedented time. Trends for the US are simple to access and see, whether they are new cases, […]
Data on this topic continues to accumulate, with experts evaluating and revising their previous findings to reflect more accurately what is taking place with coronavirus transmission. The most current data shows transmission primarily occurs from person to person in close proximity. These are the top places and activities that increase the risk of catching coronavirus/COVID-19.
This article takes a closer look at the Bradykinin hypothesis, which describes COVID-19 like a burglar who slips in your unlocked second-floor window and starts to ransack your house. Once inside, though, they don’t just take your stuff — they also throw open all your doors and windows so their accomplices can rush in and […]
In this article from Pediatrics, the authors explore severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in children and its impact on the COVID-19 transmission. The argument concludes that children, particularly school-aged children, are far less important drivers of SARS-CoV-2 transmission than adults.