In this Cleveland Clinic article, an internal medicine specialist discusses the different levels of COVID-19 infection risk in delivery, patio dining, and delivery for those that want food from a restaurant. The basics are covered, including wearing a mask to protect your server, but the article also discusses the attention that should be paid to […]
Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), joined Lungcast, a respiratory health podcast series from HCPLive and the American Lung Association (ALA), to discuss the CDC’s varying take on SARS-CoV-2 transmission and testing parameters. Fauci also shared suggestions for college campus to mitigate community-based spread while classes continue.
In this editorial from The New England Journal of Medicine, the authors criticize the country’s leadership on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, presenting several pieces of evidence to reinforce their claims. From politicizing the Food and Drug Administration to undercutting trust in science and government, the leaders of our nation are “causing damage that […]
The report is based on data collected from Medscape’s Physician Compensation Report 2020 in February 2020, representing responses from more than 17,000 physicians in more than 30 specialties. The slideshow paints an interesting picture considering the financial landscape for many physicians has changed due to COVID-19’s impact on medical practices.
In this article from the Patient Pages of JAMA, it’s said that the risk of contracting coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) during air travel is lower than from an office building, classroom, supermarket, or commuter train. Read on to educate your patients on the precautions they can take – and why – to ensure their flying […]
In this commentary from The Lancet, the author suggests that COVID-19 is not a pandemic, but a syndemic, which is defined as a set of linked health problems involving two or more afflictions, interacting synergistically, and contributing to excess burden of disease in a population. The syndemic approach reveals biological and social interactions that are […]
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommendations in “COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports”, a positive cardiac screen or other concerning findings from a recovered COVID-19 youth patient should prompt an electrocardiogram (EKG) and potential referral to a pediatric cardiologist. The updated guidance has a focus on cardiac evaluation.
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 […]