Thank you, Dr. King, for giving your life so my children and I can have a better one. We are eternally grateful for all you have done.
Yes, people who have been vaccinated against COVID have died of the disease. Those numbers are dwarfed by the numbers of unvaccinated people who have died form COVID. The evidence is very, very strong.
I keep reading that the Omicron variant is much milder: “The details of the Omicron variant are becoming clearer, and they are encouraging,” writes the NY Times. I keep reading that hospitalizations are way less; cases are milder; and the disease is not as bad as that with previous variants, such as Delta. If that’s […]
I do not wish a breakthrough infection on anyone. If one does get a breakthrough, though, the silver lining is that the immunity after such infection is very, very robust.
Despite the relentless waves of COVID and the hopelessness they can easily instill, there is still the opportunity in the ICU to help people heal from terrible affliction.
This is my second pandemic Thanksgiving. As I reflect back on all that has happened since early 2020, when SARS CoV-2 hit our shores in full force, it does nothing if it has not left me awe-struck. There has been so much that we at the bedside have experienced. There has been so much that […]
The opioid crisis has taken the lives of thousands of people in our country. In fact, according to the CDC, opioid overdose deaths hit over 100,000 for the first time in the 12-month period ending this past January. That is a devastating number. Many of those people first received an opioid drug, not from a […]
I’ve always feared a loss of compassion, especially after the Covid scourge. A recent patient experience showed me otherwise, and I am eternally grateful.
An open letter to my sisters and brothers on the front lines: those of us still fighting the good fight against COVID-19.
“I don’t mean to sound harsh. And I owe you honesty.” I almost always say this when I speak to families about the condition of their critically ill loved one. Usually, when I say these words, my patient is very sick, and they are at high risk of dying. I have lost count how many […]