Tag Archives: corona virus

ASAP

I was at a meeting where in the closing minutes the question was raised about EMS testing for COVID-19.  A person wanted to know if EMS services were going to be required to get their employees tested for COVID-19.  And if they did, was there a recommended manner of getting them tested?  And what should […]

Need to See the Data

I follow the COVID epidemic as closely as I can.  The longer the epidemic goes on, the more we learn, but at times we head down roads that are dead ends.  Great news one day can be debunked the next. Recently I reported on an article in the Annals of Medicine that posits that 40% to […]

New Normal

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Yesterday I gowned up for the first time in two weeks.  The patient was from an assisted living complex and had body aches and shortness of breath.  He denied a fever or cough, and while he said he had no COVID contacts, we were aware of several cases of COVID in his same rather large […]

Negative

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I got COVID tested a couple days ago.  What I wanted was the antibody test to see if I really did have COVID back in late January/early February when I was so sick or if maybe I had picked it up later from one of my patients and was one of the asymptomatic ones.  While […]

Bulls***

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These two graphs from the University of Minnesota show the decline of COVID hospitalizations in Connecticut. COVID-19 Tracking Project Pretty damn dramatic. Only 2% of 5,824 people tested in Connecticut yesterday were positive for COVID — the lowest percentage yet. Daily coronavirus updates: State sees fewest new confirmed cases since March; Lamont pledges financial assistance […]

COVID-19 and the Protests

The worry has been expressed by many that the nationwide protests against police brutality and racism may ignite an increase in COVID-19 cases. Health Officials Fear Widespread Protests Could Lead To New Coronavirus Outbreaks In Colorado Protests could cause catastrophic setback for controlling coronavirus, experts say It may be surprising to some that a group […]

Early PPE

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If you have Amazon Prime, until June 30, you watch all 24 lectures ( all about 30 minutes) of The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague by noted professor Dorsey Armstrong for free. The lectures are part of the Great Courses series.  Many years ago, I used to order these lectures on cassette tapes.  […]

Where Has all the COVID Gone?

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I haven’t put an isolation gown on in three shifts.   I even forgot to put a surgical mask on when I got out of my fly car yesterday to go into the Subway to buy a cold drink. (I apologized to the clerk). With the warm weather and the people back out on the streets, […]

A Visit

He is an old man with a stooped back, wearing tan work pants and shirt with his name on the right breast and his company’s name on the left.  He has gotten out of his old Pontiac, and wearing a face mask, walks toward us as we come out of the dialysis center with an […]

Quinnipiac Poll

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I got a call from the Quinnipiac poll the other night and spent 15 minutes answering questions about the presidential candidates, the economy, health care and COVID-19.  I was able to answer all the questions pretty easily.  I didn’t like either Biden or Trump, but would vote for Biden.  I liked Fauci, but was skeptical […]

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