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The Relationship between Obesity and COVID-19

Obesity and COVID-19

  What is the relationship between Obesity and COVID-19? Does one fuel the other and vice versa? You know, the pandemic has bred a lot of memes. Some of the memes were about how folks were gaining the “COVID-19”, meaning 19 pounds while on lockdown or in quarantine. Folks were gaining weight! When I first […]

Should Kids Go Back to School during the Coronavirus

Should kids go back to school and the Coronavirus, with Dr. Jonas Ludvigsson

Whether or not kids should go back to school during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a hot topic with strong opinions on both sides of the issue.  This includes expert public health opinions on both sides of the issue, so it’s not as if all the public health professionals support one side over the other. […]

COVID-19: Why We Can’t Only Shut Down Cities Like NYC

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  By Erin Stair MD, MPH Most of America has been ordered to shut down as we brace for the uphill battle against COVID-19. Yet, despite overwhelming consensus from the medical and public health community, there has been shouts to open up America, restart our economy and allow people to work. There has been a lot […]

Anecdo or Anecdon’t? Traditional Science vs Anecdotal Evidence in The Age of the Coronavirus

Anecdotal Evidence for the Coronavirus

By Erin Stair, MD, MPH As COVID-19 takes over our entire lives, one thing is evident: No one definitively knows how to treat it. This makes sense, because it’s a new infectious disease; the new kid on the block who everyone is desperately trying to understand. Treatment is supportive, essentially keeping fevers from getting too […]

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