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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.
Maybe a new generation of healthcare professionals is what's needed to transform the culture re: equity- hopeful signs in the first and second pieces.
The Washington Post
– Sep 26, 3:00 AM
It brought to the forefront historic racist atrocities and current inequities in medical care, including the disproportionate number of covid-19 deaths in minority communities. When Tito heard about the incident with the memorial, he was on the…
First: Do no harm. And then: Adjust to the changing times. In addition to reciting the traditional Hippocratic Oath during the White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 16, the members of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Class of 2024 started a…
The New York Times
– Sep 27, 8:58 AM
As the autumn chill ushers people back into homes, classrooms and offices, the coronavirus may resurge even in states that so far have restrained its spread. Why? The virus poses a greater threat in crowded indoor spaces than it does outdoors.
Jeff CohnAs this article suggests, it seems a lot more complicated than it is. Do the same things indoors as outdoors, open any windows you can, use basic air filters if you can't ventilate the room from outside...
Read about the different methods of development and how a COVID-19 vaccine elicits an immune response in our Vaccine explainer. Before any vaccine is used on a human, scientists first need to show evidence that it will be both safe and effective.
Jeff CohnThis is a terrific resource of very trustworthy and easy to understand material, and it's free to sign up- this one focuses on the status of vaccine development..
In a U.S. pandemic response dominated by missteps, the effort to develop vaccines to prevent Covid-19 has so far been a triumph. Vaccines against the coronavirus that causes the disease are now racing through giant clinical trials as a result. It's…
Jeff CohnSome overlap with the above piece, this also focuses on the approval process
The new Supreme Court, in all likelihood including just nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett, will be hearing the California v Texas suit against the ACA on November 10th, seven days after the election. The lower courts have already ruled the ACA…
Jeff CohnA vision to hold on to if you're worried about repeal of the ACA (assumes a blue wave in November)
Good leadership can be challenge in the best of times. But amid an unprecedented pandemic and economic crisis, even the best bosses are struggling with how to navigate turbulent waters. Robert I. Sutton and Hayagreeva “Huggy” Rao know…
Jeff CohnReally important info- key ones from my perspective are providing some predictability when possible and creating psychological safety; the latter may be challenging if you're starting from scratch during a crisis...