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 […]
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 […]
March 25, 2020 |  0
Last Thursday evening, there was a fascinating article from the magazine Politico in my Apple newsfeed. (No, don’t spend any energy trying to interpret what that says about my politics, because I’m not writing about anything remotely political.) “Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How.” points out that we are in a period reminiscent […]