• Recommended Read: “Vaccines Protect Pregnant Women”

    The New York Times – Opinion – Guest Essay – Oct. 7, 2021 I Study Pathogens and Pregnancy. Here’s What I Know About Covid-19. By Gil Mor Dr. Mor, a reproductive immunologist, leads a research lab at Wayne State University that studies the immune system during pregnancy and the impact of pathogens. More than 60 years ago, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Peter…

  • Recommended Read: “More Americans Need to Get a Covid Vaccine”

    The New York Times – Opinion – Guest Essay – Aug. 3, 2021 I Was the Architect of Operation Warp Speed. I Have a Message for All Americans. By Alex Azar Mr. Azar was secretary of health and human services under President Donald Trump. He oversaw Operation Warp Speed, the program to expedite Covid-19 vaccines. Among the many debatable issues around Covid-19 is…

  • Recommended Read: “Vaccine Mandates Are Coming. Good.”

    The New York Times – Opinion – Guest Essay – June 28, 2021 Vaccine Mandates Are Coming. Good. By Aaron E. Carroll Dr. Carroll is the chief health officer for Indiana University. He’s also a writer who focuses on health research and policy. It would be nice if the United States could reach herd immunity with just vaccination incentives like tickets to ballgames and free…

  • A Few More Recommended Article Reads…

    “Months of data have helped scientists home in on the general portrait of a symptomatic coronavirus case.” Charting a Corona Virus Infection  – New York Times    “Being open to small wonders while on a stroll could help improve mental health.” An ‘Awe’ Walk Might Do Wonders For Your Well-Being – New York Times   “A film looks at an orchestra…

  • Recommended Read: “The White House Testing Regime Couldn’t Stop Coronavirus”

    The New York Times – Opinion – Oct. 2, 2020 Testing Was Not Enough to Protect the White House The key to slowing down the spread of coronavirus infections is to have few, if any, close contacts. There’s just no getting around it. By Aaron E. Carroll Contributing Opinion Writer The president has been infected with coronavirus. Schadenfreude is inappropriate. This is, however,…

  • “Most of Us Have Covid Risk Exactly Backward”

    Very interesting – and important – Covid related article written by Aaron E. Carroll, a professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine. It was published here in the New York Time’s Op-Ed. For your convenience, I’ve inserted it below. When It Comes to Covid-19, Most of Us Have Risk Exactly Backward Written by: Aaron E. Carroll “We aren’t very…

  • A Few Quick Reads

    Hello! Below are recent New York Times articles I recommend to check out. Click on the links below to learn more about caring for your child’s mental health and other related subjects among this pandemic: What Back to School Might Look Like in the Age of Covid-19 When Things Aren’t OK with a Child’s Mental Health Young Adults Report Rising…

  • Hear the Protesters’ Chants – It’s Time for Justice

    Reprinted from today’s New York Times Editorial: “Riots are socially destructive and self defeating,” Martin Luther King Jr. said in 1967, during an earlier spasm of unrest. In the same passage he wrote, “It is as necessary for me to be as vigorous in condemning the conditions which cause persons to feel that they must engage in riotous activities as it is for…

  • COVID and Kids

    Worldwide, children have been essentially risk-free from complications of COVID-19 infections. PMIS, the recently described pediatric multi-system inflammatory syndrome, is a different matter. Severe complications requiring hospitalization have drawn comparison with another disorder known as Kawasaki’s. Post-viral symptoms of unremitting fevers, severe abdominal pain, and rash will not be missed.  PMIS can also include red eyes, cracked lips, sore tongue, swollen…

  • COVID-19’s Affect on Children / Office Updates / Televisits

    Spring rain storms seem so cleansing. On the porch, and enjoying some fresh air. Lockdown has not lifted. Daily, we learn more about this deadly virus known as COVID-19. Pediatrics is my business. Just when you’re feeling confident about the predicted low risk for young people, a new multi-system inflammatory condition is being described. Weeks and months after apparent coronavirus…