Thursday, March 4, 2021

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Practicing Medicine During a Historic Winter Storm in Texas

Let’s face it. Being a doctor during the pandemic kind of sucks. The past year has presented many challenges in healthcare. From the Covid-19...

You Got the Second Dose of the Covid-19 Vaccine. Now What?

Covid-19 vaccines arrive in American cities, we are moving into a new phase of the pandemic. The vaccination rollout continues to improve, with the...

Identifying SARS-CoV-2 Virions Resistant to Monoclonal Antibody Treatment

Monoclonal antibodies were first used in humans in the 1980s². They have gradually become more prevalent with Regeneron, producing and selling this treatment for those with severe COVID-19

Does Being Male Increase the Risk of Dying From COVID-19?

Based on a paper that studied over a million individuals, males are at a higher risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19.

Texas Blocks Dallas Efforts to Vaccinate Communities of Color

One obvious vaccine distribution policy is to prioritize Covid-19 vaccinations in the communities where the virus is most prevalent. In a completely logical approach, Dallas...

Moms Pass Protective Antibodies to Baby After Covid Infection

Pregnant women worldwide are worried they will catch Covid-19 and pass it to their newborn baby. As an Obgyn working in a Covid-19 hotspot,...

LA Protestors Shut Down Mass Vaccination Site

The LA Times reported 50 protestors shut down the Dodger Stadium’s mass COVID-19 vaccination site. Vaccine candidates lost their chance to receive the medical care they...

Understanding Mask Terminology, N95/KN95/N99, and What to Buy

Learn about which masks offer the most protection against Covid-19 and what the terms mean as far as the masks efficacy is concerned. Which mask should you buy.

Could a Rash be a Sign of Covid-19?

A new study adds to a growing body of evidence pointing to skin rash as a possible symptom of Covid-19 infection. A skin rash can occur

The Silver Lining of Our Moral Distress with Covid

Are doctors developing apathy towards covid patients or do they still view them with compassion? A frontline doctor examines his empathy

Not Simply Masking, But Double Masking Is Needed

Masks need to be more efficient, and therein lies the rationale for double masking. Increased transmissibility in new variants should be all the justification we need.

Can Dogs Get Fans Back in the Seats?

Sniffer Dogs are being tested as a means to enable crowds to once again attend large sporting events. It is still early days but trials suggest that