Read article – Quotes Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine, in an article about how Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, told Congress Tuesday that he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the development of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year or the beginning of 2021. “It’s conceivable we could have something in that timeline—if everything goes right,” Hoyt said. (Hoyt’s comments were originally published in an article published in Vox in May.)
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Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article that examines the meaning of testing negative for COVID-19. “If you have symptoms or you work in a place where you’re at high risk for exposure, then even with a negative test, you might want to think really hard about it,” says Woloshin.
Read article – Quotes Chad Lewis, Geisel ’20, in an article about how Vermont and New Hampshire health care providers are among the growing number of people across the country who are examining their roles in perpetuating racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Earlier this month, many of the nation’s health care workers—including workers at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center—took a knee for eight minutes and 46 seconds in honor of Floyd. “It was great to see such a large group of physicians, nurses, and other healthcare providers stand in solidarity with their black colleagues and to honor the life of George Floyd,” said Lewis.
Read article – Quotes Lisa Marsch, the Andrew G. Wallace Professor and professor of psychiatry and director of the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health, in an article about how the FDA relaxed its rules for digital therapeutic devices for psychiatric disorders in order to widen access to care during the pandemic. “Someone in the recovery process from substance use may be awake at 2 a.m. feeling at high risk of relapse, and not have anyone to talk to,” says Marsch. “But they can have something in their pocket that helps them respond to that moment in a way that doesn’t include using again.”
Read article – Quotes Kendall Hoyt, assistant professor of medicine, in an article about the global race to create a COVID-19 vaccine, and how wealthy nations could prioritize vaccinating their citizens while health workers and populations suffering mass outbreaks in poorer countries are denied access.
Read article – An article about a study conducted by the Geisel School of Medicine and the University of New Hampshire which found that New Hampshire residents continue to prioritize social distancing over reopening the economy even though social distancing has waned over the past two months.
Read article – Antonia Altomare, Geisel ’13, an infectious disease physician and epidemiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will take part in a Facebook Live Q&A on COVID-19 hosted by The Keene Sentinel’s Facebook page on Thursday at 10 a.m.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, in an article about how experts from top medical institutes are now demanding that the FDA gather better evidence of the accuracy of the tests it approves for COVID-19. “In the beginning, the FDA was under a lot of pressure to get these tests onto the marketplace. But now that there are plenty of tests out there, it’s time for them to raise the bar,” said Woloshin.
Read article – Quotes Steven Woloshin, professor of medicine, community and family medicine, and of The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, about the challenges regarding false-negative diagnostic tests for COVID-19. “False-negative results are far more consequential [than false-positives], because infected persons who might be asymptomatic may not be isolated and can infect others,” says Woloshin. (Similar coverage in International Business Times and Medical Daily.)