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.
In this feature from the British Medical Journal (BMJ), associate editor Peter Doshi explores the emerging research on immunological responses to COVID-19. Is it true that the human population had no pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2? The article attempts to answer this question with a deeper discussion around herd immunity, T cells, antibodies, and more.
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.