Coronavirus Perspective

 
 
  • Three 'Bad News' Payment Changes Coming Soon for Physicians The proposed rule for physician payments contained three big payment negatives, although there were some positive notes too.
  • The Global Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Among People Living with Diabetes: Leading with Heart Despite the high burden of cardiometabolic disease worldwide, there continues to be fragmented care and lack of ideal coordination at the public health level. The World Health Organization and World Heart Federation are making strides to address this and pave the way forward.
  • A Leading Virologist Reveals His Two 'Nightmare' Viruses   Virologist Florian Krammer talks about how much we should worry about the Delta virus and the truth about antibody tests.
  • Managing Symptoms of Long COVID   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with Janna Friedly, MD, MPH, a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Washington, about managing the symptoms of long COVID and her personal journey of recovery.
  • My Experience of a COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough Infection Although vaccinated fully, this hospitalist experienced a breakthrough COVID-19 infection, and urges others to be cautious.
  • HFSA 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from HFSA 2021
  • ESMO 2021 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESMO 2021
  • Should You Get the Flu Shot if You Got the COVID-19 Vaccine?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, explains why flu season could be more severe this year and recommends getting a flu shot in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Is Social Media Worsening Our Social Fears? Disappointed after seeing an invite without your name on it? Worried that your friends are having more fun without you after seeing their Instagram? How social media is affecting your interactions.
  • Have We Set Unrealistic Goals for the End of the Pandemic?   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Celine Gounder, MD, Infectious Disease Specialist, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, about her recent article in The Atlantic on how the pandemic is likely to end.
  • Could Fluvoxamine Work as COVID Treatment?   An old drug may be joining the COVID treatment arsenal. A new trial suggests that fluvoxamine reduces the severity of COVID-19 illness.
  • CMR Imaging Ups Detection of Myocarditis in Big Ten Athletes With COVID-19 In a study of 1597 college athletes, researchers found CMR imaging led to a 7.4-fold increase in detection of myocarditis.
  • Regeneron Co-Founder on Monoclonal Antibody Treatment   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with George Yancopoulos, MD, PhD, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., about the development and promise of monoclonal antibody treatment.
  • A Long Look at Long Haulers With the number of pediatric infections from SARS-CoV-2 rising, it is not surprising that the amount of children with persistent symptoms is growing.
  • The World Needs to Collectively Grieve Grief should be a communal process. If we don't acknowledge this, we lose part of our humanity. Dr Jennifer Lycette on how we might be missing collective grief and how we begin a conversation about it.
  • The Forgotten Ally in the Fight Against COVID Can collaboration with faith communities help healthcare providers battle COVID-19?
  • A Woman With Fatigue, Palpitations, and Headache A previously healthy 34-year-old woman reports with fatigue, palpitations, headache, dyspnea, and difficulty sleeping. What's your diagnosis?
  • FDA on COVID-19 Vaccines for Kids, Boosters, and Treatments   WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Janet Woodcock, MD, Acting Commissioner, FDA, about the latest COVID-19 developments including the status of vaccines for kids, booster shots, and treatments.
  • 'Good News So Far' for Outcomes in Kids With COVID and MIS-C   Finally, there are longer-term data on kids with COVID and multisystem inflammatory syndrome of children, or MIS-C -- but it's not the full picture yet.
  • GOP Governors' Hypocrisy on COVID Endangers Their Citizens Hypocrisy reaches news heights as a Republican governor bans and restricts COVID vaccines and mask mandates. An ID specialist takes a look at how duplicity is feeding election coffers.