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I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
Schools and masks continue to attract my attention. Please read the article from the WP 'No mask, no entry..'- and let's do whatever we can to normalize the wearing of masks...
The New York Times
– Jul 14, 5:53 PM
As education leaders decide whether to reopen classrooms in the fall amid a raging pandemic, many are looking to a standard generally agreed upon among epidemiologists: To control community spread of the coronavirus, the average daily infection…
Jeff CohnWhy is complicated, and it includes a failure to plan for much of anything related to the pandemic, particularly from a national perspective. Add that to a weak culture of public health (Americans often avoid prevention then expect cures when sick)..
– Jul 18, 11:40 PM
Follow Bloomberg on LINE messenger for all the business news and analysis you need. Older children are more likely to spread Covid-19 within a household than younger children and adults, according to a new study of 5,706 coronavirus patients in…
Jeff CohnCould be about contagion, could be about behaviors, other unknowns- but this needs to be part of the risk/reward calculations re: schools
The New York Times
– Jul 18, 11:46 AM
In the heated debate over reopening schools, one burning question has been whether and how efficiently children can spread the virus to others. A large new study from South Korea offers an answer: Children younger than 10 transmit to others much…
Jeff CohnMore in depth discussion of the same S. Korean study. Infections will occur in schools, and kids, particularly tweens/adolescents, will bring infections home sometimes and spread in their families. How much do we think is acceptable risk???
Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY
– Jul 15, 3:33 AM
A new report from a hair salon in Springfield, Missouri, shows wearing a face mask isn't just altruistic – it also helps keep the person wearing it from getting COVID-19. And some infectious disease experts increasingly think wearing a mask…
Jeff CohnHappy to see this article- it's not only an altruistic act to wear a mask. It protects the wearer- we need to do a better job of getting this part of the message out...
The Washington Post
– Jul 18, 1:20 PM
We tried our best to be polite about it. I'd frame it to customers like they were doing us this big favor: “Would you please consider wearing a mask?” “May we offer you a free mask?” “We sure do appreciate your…
The New York Times
– Jul 17, 2:00 AM
Harrell's Department Store has stood sentry over Wright Street in Burgaw, N.C., for the past 117 years. It has served the town's 4,000 residents with everything they've needed, like baby shoes and horse collars in the original wooden building, or…
Jeff CohnSome of this is inevitable, a sign of 'progress'- though I think, given choices, more of us would want many of these businesses to survive- their our neighbors, our communities' fabric..
Acid Base, Electrolytes, Fluids Allergy Allergy and Clinical Immunology Anesthesiology Anticoagulation Art of the JAMA Network Bleeding and Transfusion Cardiology Caring for the Critically Ill Patient Challenges in Clinical Electrocardiography…
Jeff CohnYou're not making enough $ on the chemo/radiation/surgery and the huge price tag associated with cancer care? You've got to nickel/dime people with parking fees- yes I'm sure people get them written off sometimes, but why subject them to that??
ut in the community clinics, I have the pleasure of managing 36 Environmental Services technicians and supervisors spread over 40 miles. They work around the clock. The majority of my staff work far from patients. They begin coming into the clinic…
Jeff CohnSome very practical leadership tips from the frontlines
The Wall Street Journal
– Jul 12, 6:00 AM
I'd say I'll remember the good times—your speed, your superb handling of Gmail—but your RAM hoovering, battery draining and privacy disregarding make it easy to not look back. This is the year, people. It's the year I challenge you to…
Jeff CohnGood to know- I got attracted to Chrome even though I have a Mac, now I'm back to Safari and will stay with the program built for the device...