Return to Play – Keep Your Athletes Safe and Your Organization Protected from COVID

Return to Play – Keep Your Athletes Safe and Your Organization Protected from COVID By: Natalie Cheng, Mike Gilbert Dec 15th 2020 With news of a vaccine that purports 82% efficacy after the first dose, some communities are choosing to resume sports activities. Athletes, coaches, and spectators are eager to get back to the courts, fields, and stands. […]

The Unique Challenges of a COVID-19 Vaccine: Solved!

The Unique Challenges of a COVID-19 Vaccine: Solved! By: Sarma Velamuri, M.D., Mihir Pethe Dec 9th 2020 The COVID-19 vaccines are arriving soon, and while their arrival is welcome, they also present particular problems. Distributing vaccines to over 300 million Americans in a quick and efficient manner will take operational excellence, attention to detail, and […]

Understanding the Urgency of Pediatric Sepsis

Understanding the Urgency of Pediatric Sepsis By: Sarma Velamuri, M.D., Mihir Pethe Dec 7th 2020 Although the World Health Organization (WHO) does not track sepsis specifically, sepsis encompasses the top four causes of childhood mortality as tracked by the WHO: severe pneumonia, severe diarrhea, severe malaria, and severe measles. By this assessment, sepsis is undoubtedly […]

3 Tips on How To Reopen Businesses Safely During a Pandemic

3 Tips on How To Reopen Businesses Safely During a Pandemic By: Natalie Cheng Sep 21st 2020 Around the world, businesses are taking different approaches to the workplace during the pandemic. Some are reopening offices while others are completely remote. Tech companies like Twitter and Facebook are allowing employees to work from home forever or for […]

Why You’ll Still Need Syndromic Surveillance Once The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available

Why You’ll Still Need Syndromic Surveillance Once The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Available By: Dr. Sarma Velamuri, M.D., Natalie Cheng Sep 14th 2020 With the glimmering news of having a COVID-19 vaccine soon, people are starting to feel more hopeful for a path back to the new normal. While we wait, we will have to continue doing […]

Why Temperature Checks Alone Don’t Work for Assessing COVID-19

Why Temperature Checks Alone Don’t Work for Assessing COVID-19 By: Dr. Sarma Velamuri, M.D., Natalie Cheng, D. Maneesh Kumar, D.O., Ph.D., FAAP Aug 18th 2020 When you’re feeling sick and feel like you may have a fever, your first instinct is probably to check your temperature. However, how accurate are thermometers? To start with, we’re not […]