Category Archives: Dr. Kwan Kew Lai posts

COVID-19: Could remdesivir be the game-changer? A physician at an epicenter looks at the need, and the hope

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The following is a guest post by Kwan Kew Lai, MD, DMD It was my last day of volunteering as a medical doctor at Elmhurst Hospital Center, Queens, New York, heeding the call of Gov. Cuomo to help my colleagues in desperate need of relief from their burden of caring for COVID-19 patients. I usually volunteer […]

COVID-19: The virus arrives in war-torn Yemen where health care is challenged and hand-washing is hard to achieve

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The following is a guest post by Kwan Kew Lai, MD, DMD Yemen, one of the Arab world’s poorest countries has been devastated by civil war. It has the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 24.1 million people in need, and about 10 million of them are on the brink of starvation, especially in the Houthis controlled […]

COVID-19: Are refugee camps prepared for the coronavirus?

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The following is a guest post by Kwan Kew Lai, M.D., DMD, FACP On March 11, 2020, Director-General of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus recognized the spread of the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 as a pandemic. By that time, it had traveled to 114 countries, infecting more than 120,000 people worldwide with more […]