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 Kathryn del Valle, MD
April 17, 2020 |  0
As senior internal medicine residents approaching our graduation this summer, my classmates and I have experienced a very different final few months of training, thanks to COVID-19. Far beyond not being the calm coast to the finish line that I had personally hoped for, this final quarter of residency will undoubtedly prove to be one […]
April 15, 2020 |  1
Not enough ventilators, a profound lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and overwhelmed healthcare professionals. Hospitals and systems stretched beyond capacity in the hardest hit states. Routine care ground to a halt. COVID-19 has pushed the US healthcare system to its limit and exposed its fragility. It’s not a big secret that the US healthcare […]
April 14, 2020 |  0
Like the vast majority of you, I never thought I’d ever experience or be a part of a pandemic. A month ago, if you’d have told me we’d be where we’re at right now, I’d have thought you were crazy. Yet here we are. The vast majority of the nation is on self-quarantine, hospitals around […]
By Pooja Pundhir, MD, MPH
April 8, 2020 |  1
As healthcare professionals, we all concur that our nation has demonstrated considerable indolence in responding to the current global COVID-19 pandemic. First, it all started with our leaders adamantly denying any threat at all and an untimely response to institute stringent quarantine measures and provide adequate healthcare worker safety and ICU support. This was only […]
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 […]