Dispatches from Healthcare’s Front Lines

Volume 1 Issue 4

Greetings from lockdown! I have been getting lots of inquiries regarding how to navigate this new COVID19 world with respect to socializing: How can I see my family? What do I need to do to safely meet with friends? What about a dinner party? I thought that my answers to those inquiries might yield a useful blog post, so here it is.

America has been opening up, with varying results. Some states have taken a measured approach, and so far been successful (NY) by watching the data and pivoting when needed. For instance, NYC was supposed to open phase 3…


Dispatches from Healthcare’s Front Lines, Volume 1 Issue 3

We’ve all been following the pandemic news closely, both nationally and locally, to try to gauge the current situation and how we should respond to it. Do we meet friends at a restaurant? Should we go to the beach? Can we have a barbecue at our house?

Most of us want to be good citizens by protecting ourselves and others from COVID19. But hey, it’s been three months, we’re sick of the isolation, we miss friends and family, it’s summer, and isn’t it safe to be outside?

There are so many factors to juggle that it feels overwhelming. We want…


DISPATCHES FROM HEALTHCARE’S FRONT LINES

Vol 1 Issue 2

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DISPATCHES FROM HEALTHCARE’S FRONT LINES

Vol 1 Issue 1

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Welcome to the first of what will be a series of timely essays on current health issues. I hope to address an audience that wants to look behind the headlines, to improve understanding of what are often unfamiliar topics to those outside of the medical field.

The topic today is COVID antibody testing, which everybody wants, almost no one understands, and has the potential to do great good or great harm. There are many aspects…

Robert Korn MD

Robert Korn has been an Emergency Medicine Physician for 38 years. He gives his insights on medical issues with details that are missing from the headlines.

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