Tag Archives: COVID19

Questions about COVID-19? — 4-30-2021 (video)

Watch the latest community update on COVID-19 and Mission Health from William Hathaway, MD, Chief Medical Officer for Mission Health. [embedded content] (Video transcript) [Nancy] Hi. I am Nancy Lindell, Director of Public and Media Relations for Mission Health and HCA’s North Carolina Division. And I’m here today with Dr. William Hathaway. He’s our Chief… Read More »

The Most Important Thing You Can Do to Turn Back the Tide of the COVID-19 Pandemic Now? Get Vaccinated

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE The COVID-19 pandemic presented us with a public health crisis we’ve not seen the likes of in more than a century. The influenza pandemic of 1918 is the last time the United States, and the world, had to deal with the onslaught of a… Read More »

A Year Into COVID19, Mental Health Impacts Heavier on Moms Than Dads in America

In the summer of 2020, four months into the pandemic, one-half of people living in the U.S. felt worry or stress related to the coronavirus that had a negative impact on their mental health. Over a year into the COVID-19 in America, nearly one-half of people still have negative mental health impacts due to the… Read More »

A “wait and see” approach to COVID-19 vaccines may derail our recovery

The first clinical trial administration of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine took place over a year ago, on March 16.  An annus horribilis of masks, remote schooling, unemployment, loneliness, and depression ensued, leaving in its wake more than a half-million deaths in the U.S. — 2.9 million globally. Will vaccines save us? We have ample reason… Read More »

Tech sites hype Apple Watch for COVID-19 prediction without providing the evidence

Milwaukee oncologist Michael Thompson, MD, wrote to me yesterday morning (February 10)  about an article – “New Study Suggests Apple Watch Heart Rate Sensor Can Predict COVID-19 Up to a Week Before a Swab Test” – promoted on Twitter by MacRumors.com. The story was about the so-called Warrior Watch Study at Mount Sinai Medical Center in… Read More »

HHS renews TeleTracking contract for collecting COVID-19 patient data

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded a six-month contract to Pittsburgh-based analytics firm TeleTracking to continue collecting and reporting COVID-19 patient information. TeleTracking will continue working with the government to provide public health officials with COVID-19 data through HHS Protect, according to a press release from the company earlier this week.  … Read More »