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COVID-19: In Beijing a new outbreak linked with large market “Xinfadi” 

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By Daniel R. Lucey M.D., MPH, FIDSA In a growing series of events in Beijing over the past 48 hours a new outbreak has been reported with an epidemiological link to the largest food market, called “Xinfadi”, in the city. The main China Center for Disease Control in Beijing, and the overarching China National Health […]

As the year to start ending HIV as an epidemic began, a pandemic changed everything

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A physician in one of America’s “hot spots” looks at challenges and opportunities The following is a guest post by Diana Finkel, D.O.  Dr. Finkel is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and director of the Infectious Disease Fellowship Program at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She has been a community medical provider […]

Think epic to prevent an epidemic

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The following is a guest post by Shiv Sudhakar, M.D. Bugs versus drugs. Really germs versus drugs. That’s my life. I’m an infectious diseases specialist and I feel the world is really just divided into these two perennial enemies. The yin and yang of being a germ and trying to destroy them. We humans have […]

COVID-19: As awareness of coronavirus grew, exposure to cleaners and disinfectants marked rising calls to poison control centers

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A preschooler with a blood alcohol level more than three times the level most states consider too drunk to drive had fallen and hit her head when she was taken to the hospital. On the way there, she vomited and on arrival was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. A 64-ounce bottle of ethanol-based […]

Now, more than ever, U.S. policies should reflect the value of flu vaccines

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The following is a guest post by Erin Keizur, Jeffrey D. Klausner, MD, MPH While the devastating impacts of COVID-19 to individuals, to our most vulnerable populations, to our lives, our infrastructures and our economies have highlighted the harms that an efficiently transmitted respiratory viral illnesses can bring, the current pandemic also has demonstrated the […]

COVID 19: Reporting by clinical stages is needed for effective planning and response

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The following is a guest post by Michael S. Ascher, M.D., FIDSA, FACP, Haynes W. Sheppard, Ph.D. Current clinical staging for the SARS-CoV2/COVID-19 pandemic can be divided into the six presentations below. All six require the presence of viral nucleic acid detected in respiratory secretions, but in China and soon in the United States and […]