Ebola Perspective

 
 
  • Understanding Messenger RNA and Other SARS-CoV-2 Vaccines mRNA vaccines work differently. They do not contain antigens. Instead, they contain a blueprint for the antigen in the form of genetic material, mRNA.
  • Seven Ways to Fix This Pandemic -- and Stop the Next One When I think of all the steps we should have taken, and how many deaths could have been avoided, my head spins. But some lessons are crystal clear.
  • Asymptomatic on the Front Line? You May Have COVID Antibodies   Drs Robert Glatter and Craig Spencer discuss the relationship between the availability of PPE and the prevalence of asymptomatic healthcare workers with COVID-positive antibodies.
  • Vivek Murthy: Everyone Gets Lonely; Here's How to Counter It   In this episode of Medicine and the Machine, Vivek Murthy, the 19th Surgeon General, discusses the importance of social connections in medicine and life, and how to maintain them during the pandemic.
  • Charting a Path Out of COVID Means Remembering Data and Humanity   Caitlin Rivers discusses the missteps and opportunities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 'We can always chart a better course and end up where we need to be,' she said.
  • Who Should Receive the New Ebola Vaccine?   While the world waits for an effective COVID vaccine, let's not overlook the vaccine now available for an even deadlier disease.
  • Rushing a COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead to 'Perpetual Limbo'   Natalie Dean talks about why it's critical to complete vaccine trials before starting widespread use, and the continued importance of contact tracing, rapid testing, masks, and physical distancing.
  • Anticipating the Long-term Ocular Effects of COVID-19 A picture of COVID-19's acute ocular symptoms is emerging, but the long-term effects are not clear. Dr Brianne Hobbs explains what we know.
  • Lessons Lost: How 'Outbreak Culture' Is Shaping the COVID Response Many of the warnings issued after the response to Ebola went unheeded -- and those mistakes have repeated themselves in the world's response to coronavirus.
  • Wave, Surge, or Tsunami Different COVID-19 models and predicting inpatient bed capacity. We could not imagine the effects of COVID-19 would be so devastating from an economic and medical perspective.
  • 'Unwitting Transmission': No One Means to Spread COVID-19 Are people truly asymptomatic? Or is it more accurate to say that they are 'unusually symptomatic,' and therefore become unwitting transmitters of COVID-19?
  • Bellevue Starts to Reopen After COVID Peak   After a month that felt like years, Bellevue hospital staff are starting to reform their daily routines in a changed world. Dr Danielle Ofri shares her insights.
  • COVID-19: Don't Forget About Plasmapheresis The strategy to filter out virions from infected plasma has been tested with the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus. Why not consider it for SARS-CoV2, asks nephrologist Tejas Desai.
  • COVID-19: Overview Video   This video provides an overview of COVID-19, including key aspects of the presentation, diagnosis, treatment, and pathology.
  • Physicians of the Year 2019: Best and Worst Physicians exemplified the best and worst of their calling in 2019. At their best, they won awards and sounded the alarm on ineffective generics. At worst, they abused patients and provided unnecessary treatment for their own gain.
  • Animal Lovers and Zoonotic Diseases: 5 Things to Know Anybody who comes in contact with animals is at risk for zoonotic diseases, and this should be on every clinician's radar. Here are five things to know.
  • Ebola Just 'A Plane Ride Away' How ready is the United States to cope with Ebola again? The immediate threat is low, but that can change on a dime.
  • Prize Photos Reveal Medicine's Humanity These gripping images are finalists in an annual competition for the best photos in science and medicine.
  • Medicine as Art: The Best in Medical and Science Imagery See the best in medical and scientific images in this presentation of winners from the most recent years of the Wellcome Image Awards.
  • Why Quarantine 'Makes No Sense' in Controlling HIV   Controversy spurred by comments from Georgia state representative Dr Betty Price on HIV is addressed by Dr Paul Sax.