Transition Lenses As implied by the title, today’s theme involves transitions. On the list of topics to be covered are the transition of our Covid-19 saga into the endemic phase, the availability of Covid-19 vaccines for nearly all age groups, societal devolution, and some changes here at Peds First. And of course, while [...]
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"You're sick of hangin' around and you'd like to travel Get tired of travelin', you want to settle down I guess they can't revoke your soul for tryin' Get out of the door and light out and look all around" Truckin' (by the Grateful Dead, off the album American Beauty 1970) [...]
Movin' On A few weeks ago I told you I’d see you on the other side…. well, we made it. In this neck of the woods, I think it is safe to say that Omicron has torn through for the most part. We strained our systems, but never broke. So now what? Simply [...]
Today's mini-blog is to address the CDC's new guidance regarding isolation/quarantine and give you a glimpse of what is coming in the weeks ahead. Spoiler alert: The horse is out of the barn. It's about to get as ugly as you ever dreamed. But it may not be all that bad. Confused? Got your [...]
"Yesterday All my troubles seemed so far away Now it looks as though they're here to stay Oh, I believe in yesterday Suddenly I'm not half the man I used to be There's a shadow hangin' over me Oh, yesterday came suddenly" -John Lennon/Paul McCartney (Yesterday, 1965) [...]
Next week the FDA meets to discuss Pfizer's request for Emergency Use Authorization of Comirnaty in children ages 5 to 11 years. Comirnaty is the official name of Pfizer's vaccine to provide protection from Covid-19. Glad this is written communication, because I haven't a clue how to pronounce Comirnaty. Should the FDA approve the [...]
It’s been a while since I have had time to provide a significant update but wanted to get something more substantial out to y’all in honor of starting the new school year. I hope this blog finds all having enjoyed a healthy and relatively unrestricted summer as compared with last year. Today will briefly [...]
In Control? Another quick update for you this week. Will touch on vaccines and variants. Think we are in control at this time? Greensky Bluegrass performing "In Control" in Eugene, Oregon (3/19/2015) Just The Basic Facts (Can You Show Me Where It Hurts?) [...]
Bookends It’s been a few weeks since the last post, and this one is going to be a brief one. Why? Three reasons. First, I don’t have a lot to update you with. Second is that I have spent most of my spare time vaccinating nearly 1000 folks this last month to protect [...]
Face Dances Today will be covering some science, some philosophy as we inch closer to summertime. Topics will include some quick disease burden updates, masks, vaccines, and becoming a card carrying member in society. "Another Tricky Day" by The Who from the album Face Dances, the band's first [...]