Medscape Blogs - Infectious Diseases

 
 

  • Politics Trumping Science Is Increasingly Disheartening As political parties battle across America over COVID health policy, one ID specialist feels helpless -- and her frustration is growing.
  • Even the Vaccinated Can Still Get COVID-19 Vaccines will end the pandemic, but they are not sufficient on their own. Why one infectious diseases expert thinks we need to keep being cautious.
  • Even ID Specialists Can Get Tick-borne Diseases Tiny arachnids are rearing their heads once again. This infectious disease doctor finds out the hard way how dangerous ticks can be.
  • Muddled About Masks The maskless masses are growing as the Delta variant spreads. Is the CDC making a mistake relaxing mask mandates?
  • When Will the Pandemic End? After a year and a half of living with COVID-19, we finally see the light at the end of the tunnel… But just how long is this tunnel, really? The end is near but farther than you may think.
  • Local Warming A perfect storm for heat stroke
  • On the Waterfront Mark Crislip says beware the 'unwell' water. Something could lurk within.
  • Why Clusters Instead of Chains Why are some gram-positive in clusters?
  • 500 Days of COVID Mark Crislip looks back on what he has learned from the COVID pandemic.
  • Magic 8 Ball The fortune-telling Magic 8 Ball offers commentary on Mark Crislip's use of antibiotics in his patient.