A new Houston Methodist study shows a rapid return of seasonal respiratory viruses after COVID-19 restrictions were relaxed in Texas, demonstrating the apparent effectiveness of masking, distancing and other precautionary measures at stopping the spread of respiratory illnesses. This rise in infections to pre-pandemic levels followed updated governmental guidelines lifting mask, distancing and occupancy requirements.
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This Summer, Camps Need to Protect Kids From COVID-19, and Allergy and Asthma Triggers
This summer, camps for kids will not only have to protect kids from COVID-19, but kids with allergies and asthma will need to be kept safe from an allergic reaction or asthma flare.
Rutgers Expert Available to Discuss New CDC Guidelines for Fully Vaccinated People
Professor Lewis Nelson, chair of emergency medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, is available to discuss the latest guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for fully vaccinated people. “One of the driving forces behind getting vaccinated…
Rutgers Pediatrician Available to Discuss New CDC Guidelines for Reopening Schools
Lawrence Kleinman, a pediatrician and professor at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is available to discuss the latest guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention around the country’s safe reopening of schools. “The reopening of…
Trick-or-treat for Halloween? Here’s What You Need to Know
Terry Adirim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and offers helpful tips regarding COVID-19 and “trick-or-treating” during the pandemic.
Rutgers Experts Available to Discuss Not Downplaying COVID-19
Rutgers medical experts are available to discuss the need to continue following COVID-19 guidelines despite President Trump’s discharge from the hospital, saying most people don’t receive the same intensity of medical treatments as the nation’s executive leader. “The evidence supporting…
Face Shield or Face Mask to Stop the Spread of COVID-19?
If CDC guidelines aren’t enough to convince you that face shields alone shouldn’t be used to stop the spread of COVID-19, then maybe a new visualization study will. Researchers simulated coughing and sneezing from a mannequin’s mouth using a laser light to visualize droplets expelled. They tested a plastic face shield and found that they block the initial forward motion of the exhaled jet, however, aerosolized droplets are able to move around the visor with relative ease.
Criminal justice professor fights for prisoners’ families
The odds of Breanna Boppre ending up in the correctional system were astronomically higher than the odds of her becoming Dr. Breanna Boppre, assistant professor of criminal justice at Wichita State University.
Solving a medical mystery and changing CDC screenings for COVID-19
UC Davis Health physicians and medical staff who treated the first case of community transmission of COVID-19 in the U.S. provide a detailed case study of her condition and the medical steps and challenges they experienced before arriving at a diagnosis and treatment.