Pediatrician, educator, administrator, dad and brewer. Speaking up for children who have no voice. Tweets are my own and not advice. #vaccineswork #safesleep
May 13 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Hi all, as someone who has worked to prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUIDs) for years. this new study seems to be making the rounds as a "breakthrough" with an enzyme that can predict Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
The press coverage has been glowing and "certain" - which is a hint that maybe it isn't really all that it claims to be. For a nice summary of the limitations of the study and the inappropriate press coverage see this thread:
People are asking - if not going to have an #UrgencyOfNormal now, what should we do? Mask forever? Keep kids muzzled and isolated?
No. Of course not.
Here is what makes sense (as it appears that #COVID19 isn't going anywhere....
1. Get vaccines to everyone including kids, using an #UrgencyOfEquity 2. Upgrade all school facilities so they have good ventilation and windows 3. Universal masking when high community transmission 4. Don't close schools unless major outbreaks at a particular school
Dec 28, 2021 • 6 tweets • 4 min read
There are at least 5 hospitals in Maryland using “crisis protocols” and most others are on the brink. If you don’t understand what that means @FutureDocs gives one example - you could be stuck waiting in a hallway for a hospital bed for days. Here are a few more examples:
Instead of having one ICU nurse caring for you and maybe one other patient, he might be caring for 3 other patients.
And it turns out she might not even be an ICU nurse, she’s a regular med surg nurse who was pulled.
But if you aren’t in the ICU, you’re fine, right?
Nov 9, 2020 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
To parents of college students everywhere: Are you ready for the upcoming potential #COVID19 Super-spreader event of the year? Do you have a plan? Here is a thread🧵
Both Drs. Fauci and Birx have warned colleges to have a plan for Thanksgiving: insidehighered.com/quicktakes/202…
But given how poorly many colleges have handled the fall, I am guessing that not many will actually adhere to a rational testing/isolation plan prior to dismissal.
Apr 9, 2019 • 15 tweets • 5 min read
#Measles grand rounds this AM. Responding to an outbreak....@LBHealth#Sinai in conjunction with the Baltimore Health Department.
History: once ubiquitous and deadly disease nearly eliminated by the vaccine because #VaccinesWork but because of elimination pockets of people especially in Europe oppose vaccines.