Medscape Blogs - Infectious Diseases

 
 

  • Are Booster Shots Necessary to Stop COVID-19? While rich countries ponder whether to give booster shots, many poorer countries still don't have access to the vaccines they urgently need.
  • Transparency in Communications Is Essential for Trust Trust is built on transparency. But when hospitals hide information, fear and doubt run rampant and the community suffers.
  • State Government Penalizes Vaccinated by Rationing Regeneron Why should vaccinated people be penalized for doing all the right things?
  • 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.
  • EpiPen: Price-Gouging of Essential Medicine An infectious disease specialist is seeing red after experiencing price gouging of essential medicine firsthand.
  • A Quick Guide to Avoiding Confusion in Pandemic Times COVID-19 has brought us many great scientific advances, but they will be pointless if we don't find a way to weed out the truth from conspiracy theories and the half-truths of misguided 'experts.'
  • 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.
  • My Body, My Records The hurdles of red tape one doctor had to jump over to get her own medical records.
  • Magic 8 Ball The fortune-telling Magic 8 Ball offers commentary on Mark Crislip's use of antibiotics in his patient.