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Dad, Husband, PA State Co-lead @cmteetoprotect, Nether Providence Commissioner, Emergency Medicine Doc MD, US Navy Veteran #loser .
30 Jan
@drj_nc Given that the binding of the spike protein to the ACE2 protein has been established as the mechanism by which cell entry occurs, and that we know this protein is highly expressed in the lung. Mechanistically it makes the most sense for this virus to be contracted through 1/x
@drj_nc pulmonary exposure. While ocular exposure remains a theoretical vector of infection It doesn't seem to be the primary vector given what we know about ACE2 and our nearly 1 year of clinical experience. Bottom line, what does this mean for eye protection? I don't think it's 2/x
@drj_nc necessary for widespread adoption of "universal eye protection guidelines" But, I think it continues to make sense for health care workers like me to "eyeball up" in scenarios that increase our risk. These would include aerosolizing procedures and encounters with 3/x
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12 Jan
As an Emergency physician and a Navy veteran, I'm calling on social media companies to permanently ban Dr. Simone Gold and America's Frontline Doctors from their platform. Here's why. 1/x
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Gold may now state that she regrets being part of the group of insurrectionists who attacked our democracy on Jan. 6th. But she WAS a part of it, and their traitorous actions resulted in five unnecessary deaths. 2/x Image
Not only that, but from a medical perspective, Gold was extremely reckless in joining a group of largely maskless rioters who didn't socially distance whatsoever. These actions go directly against the science we know helps prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 disease. 3/x
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