• After getting COVID vaccine, when can our lives go back to ‘normal'?

    3 days ago - By Orlando Sentinel

    With more than 2 million Florida seniors now vaccinated against COVID-19, many are asking whether it's safe to return to a pre-pandemic lifestyle. Can they dine out? Hug their grandchildren? Attend church? Go shopping? What about air travel? The experts say there is a delicate balancing act of limiting risk while increasing reward.
    Read more ...

     

  • Q&A: After COVID-19, what is ‘the next threat'?

    3 days ago - By Healio

    Prior to COVID-19, experts frequently warned that it was not a matter of if, but when the world would experience its next pandemic.
    As COVID-19 cases continue to decline in the United States and the vaccine rollout ramps up, a newly published paper asks what new respiratory virus threats may have been missed during this pandemic.
    “There is a growing demand for innovative and cost-effective approaches to surveil for the next novel respiratory virus threat,” Greg Gray, MD, MPH, FIDSA, and Anfal Abdelgadir, MSc, from the Duke Global Health Institute, wrote in Open Forum Infectious
    Read more ...

     

  • What COVID-19 Teaches Us About Implicit Bias in Pediatric Health Care

    3 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractObjectivesTo highlight the role of implicit bias in contributing to existing health disparities among pediatric populations during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic and recommend strategies to reduce its impact.MethodsA topical review of the recent literature on implicit bias describing its potential impact in key areas of pediatric health care within the context of COVID-19 was conducted.ResultsPediatric provider implicit bias has been found to be similar to the general population and can negatively influence clinical decision-making and outcomes for marginalized youth and...
    Read more ...

     

  • Commentary: “How's It Going?” Training Experiences of Pediatric Postdoctoral Fellows During COVID-19

    3 days ago - By Journal of Pediatric Psychology

    AbstractThe COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives and workplaces of individuals across the world substantially, in ways that are yet largely unknown. This commentary aims to provide an early snapshot of the experiences of pediatric postdoctoral fellows in academic medical settings; specifically, we will explore the impact of the pandemic on developing mastery within several competencies (e.g., research, professional development, clinical, interdisciplinary). These competencies are critical elements to fellowship to prepare for independent practice. Several models of training...
    Read more ...