Convalescent plasma actions spark trial recruitment concerns
August 26, 2020
“It’s not clear that people with COVID-19, especially those who are severely ill and hospitalized, will choose to enlist in a clinical trial – where they could receive a placebo – when they instead could get plasma.”
#WhiteCoats4BlackLives: A ‘platform for good’
June 5, 2020
Sporadic protests – with participants in scrubs or white coats kneeling for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in memory of George Floyd – have quickly grown into organized, ongoing, large-scale events at hospitals, medical campuses, and city centers.
APA, others lobby to make COVID-19 telehealth waivers permanent
May 29, 2020
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is calling on Congress to permanently lift restrictions that have allowed unfettered delivery of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic, which...
Convalescent plasma: ‘Flavor of the month’ or valid COVID-19 treatment?
May 26, 2020
“The special attraction of this modality of treatment is that, unlike vaccines or newly developed drugs, it could, in principle, be made available very rapidly.”
COVID-19 decimates outpatient visits
April 27, 2020
A study of more than 50,000 U.S. health care providers showed sharp declines in outpatient visits between March 1 and April 5.
Sudden loss of taste and smell should be part of COVID-19 screen
April 23, 2020
These signs may be present in many with asymptomatic COVID-19, and therefore asking about them could be a way to prioritize people for initial testing for the virus.
SARS-CoV-2 may confound seasons, persist in warmer months, report shows
April 14, 2020
Current data suggest that the novel coronavirus may be transmitted less efficiently in higher temperatures and humidity, but many unknowns still exist.