June 18, 2020 |  1
The kids are navigating the crisis with maturity and aplomb and way too much “Clash Royale.” Online school somehow went through the wash and has shrunk to 3 hours, including lunch. They continue to seek ways to fill up the day. We’ve tried to set some clear goals, pulled out the QI toolkit and made […]
By Khaalisha Ajala, MD, MBA
June 12, 2020 |  4
One might immediately think of the murders of Eric Garner, George Floyd or even the fictional character Radio Raheem from Spike Lee’s critically acclaimed film, Do the Right Thing, when they hear the words “I can’t breathe.” These words are a cry for help. The murder of these unarmed black men is devastating and has […]
June 10, 2020 |  7
Don’t let my last name fool you. I am a middle-aged WASP, a privileged white woman. I have never thought of myself as particularly privileged. I grew up a U.S. military brat in a distinctly middle-class family. I’m not unusually smart, or wealthy, or talented, or beautiful. But it has never occurred to me to […]
June 8, 2020 |  5
Here we are, faced with history in real time. A plague upon a plague. A new one and a longstanding one. COVID-19 and racial injustice. Both are plagues upon our medical house, and it’s time for some spring cleaning. Initially, COVID-19 concerns brought news of an infection coming for anyone and everyone. Like the Black […]
April 24, 2020 |  0
The choices for conversations are either COVID or Netflix. Coronavirus or the latest binged show. Sports is no longer an option, unless you want to discuss how I made that putt in the homemade mini golf course. What’s for dinner or what’s the latest graph? We are all meteorologists during hurricane season and now epidemiologists […]
By Navneet Attri, MD
April 7, 2020 |  6
I am a hospitalist in a small community hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area. From our first COVID-19 patients off of the infamous Grand Princess Cruise ship – when we knew nothing about this dreaded virus – until now, our knowledge hasn’t made many meaningful strides. Most tools and treatment strategies are still in […]