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Vice President and Corporate Medical Officer of Presbyterian Senior Living

Questions to ponder as herd immunity remains out of reach

Experts estimate that herd immunity for COVID-19 will be reached when 75–85%  of the U.S. population has received the COVID-19 vaccine.  But long-term care — including nursing homes and assisted living communities — form a distinct population that should be considered separately. These are congregate settings, where residents are largely confined onsite and whose caregivers…

Clinical briefs for Tuesday, Feb. 2

Results from new surveys may arm operators against vaccine hesitancy … Older adults without family or friends lag in race to get vaccines … Study supports healthy lifestyle approach to preventing Alzheimer’s … Subgroup with increased bleeding risk may complicate anticoagulant use in COVID … Congressman tests positive for COVID after vaccination … Rural communities…

Vaccine deniers reveal a troubling reality

In a world where good judgment rules, almost everyone would want protection against a deadly virus. Clearly, that’s not the world we live in. While two COVID-19 vaccines have been developed and more are on the way, many among us remain content to take their chances. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey of healthcare workers…

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