Novavax Vaccine

Vaccine explosion! Vaccine invasion! Temptations and Hesitations! No more DNA…no more RNA…and just the good ol’ protein! Where’s the twist in all this? Here comes another COvax with its own peculiarities! For all we know, it doesn’t mess with our DNA! It doesn’t muddle with our RNA! In a nutshell, it’s about what we’ve always […]

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The Third COVID-19 Vaccine Has Just Entered into the American Market!

What do we need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine? On Monday March 1st, the first truckload of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine arrived at the worldwide distribution center of the UPS in Louisville, Kentucky. This marked the day 1 of the entry of the 3rd American COVID vaccine into the market. In this blog my main goal is to […]

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To Vaxx or Not to Vaxx!

What are the short- and long-term side effects of COVID-19 vaccinations? When can I expect my vaccination? Every medication comes with its own baggage, and vaccines are no exception. A new pandemic virus like COVID-19 with its own oddities, can only be matched by a newly developed vaccine that can effectively stop its progression. The public […]

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Bare Minimum Requirements for Navigating Through Our COVID Infested World

Aging Amidst Global COVID infestation! This morning, out of the blue, my iPhone reminded me of a few pictures of mine dating back to July 8, 2016. As you may see in them, I am pointing at “Epidemiology” and “Vacuna” signs in a hospital. At the time I was visiting several hospitals and healthcare facilities […]

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Where do the antimedicine and anti-science advocates plan on receiving healthcare if COVID-19 knocks at their doors?

Are they banking on the benevolence of the physicians? Are they taking our hardworking healthcare providers in our hospitals for granted? Do they assume that the Hippocratic Oaths of the doctors will override all animosities against their profession? Well, I have news: you will beg for their mercy if you or your beloved family members […]

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COVID-19: What are the odds of my survival?

COVID-related questions that I wish I knew their answers! What do we need to know to healthily navigate through our COVID-infested world? On May 7, my puzzling question was “what are the chances that COVID-19 might have been around for a while in one form or the other but has gone rogue during the past […]

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Doctors who fail us in our Covid infested world!

Today I’m consumed by anger. I am angry at the physicians who put people at risk of contracting COVID-19 with their behaviors. I am also angry at the widespread anti-medicine and anti-science sentiments that has brewed in our country and has overflowed to other nations who look up to us as a role model. I am […]

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Did we used to be too spoiled before COVID’s pandemic?

Our COVID-19 infested world is well-suited for the Alaskan Bush People! A favorite reality documentary TV series of mine has been “Alaskan Bush People”. The series depicts the life of a family who live far from civilization in the Alaskan wilderness. The family is composed of a couple and their seven children who refer to […]

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Covid-19, Air travel, and Adjusting to Our Changing World!

It all began with our agonizing and shocking 9/11 experience! Over time, we gradually got used to airport security requirements, and we all now get them for granted. And then, we were introduced to the concepts of TSA Precheck, Clear, and Global Entry. Some of us may not know that entry to many countries, for […]

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What are the Most and the Least Demanding Medical Disciplines of the Future?

What is the best medical discipline after worldwide lockdown? If you ask this question as a medical student who is planning to choose a residency program, then the answer will not matter much to you if you truly know what discipline is your calling. If you make your choice based on what allows you to […]

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Remdesivir for Covid-19 Treatment!

Why among so many drugs Remdesivir has so far been among the top candidates for treating COVID-19? What attributes of Remdesivir makes it a good medication for treatment of COVID-19? What is the mechanism of action of Remdesivir? What are the most dreaded side effects of Remdesivir? What Remdesivir-related concepts will most likely show-up on […]

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How to Boost Confidence of the American Workforce and Bust Their Fear?

What should most American employers, and in particular American Healthcare providers and medical schools do for their constituents? America is getting ready to open for business again. The weather is getting warmer again. The doors are all opening up again. Chances are that the morbid Covid rascal’s reign over the northern hemisphere has most likely […]

By Dr. E | Covid-19 . Public Health
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Med-Satire-du-Week!

How come American politicians can practice medicine in the US without passing scores on USMLE and/or COMLEX exams! Why do we have to require passing USMLE and COMLEX scores for the US medical students and graduates of American medical schools who have gone through rigorous training at their accredited colleges and want to practice in the […]

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A flu like no other flu!

This rascal used to kill us for quite a while, and we blamed it all on poor influenza and its co-morbidities. Before quarantine, I used to see many of my health-conscious 70+ pals at my health club in mid- to late-fall, and I was puzzled as to why, in contrast to all prior years, I […]

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COVID-19: Survival of the Fittest!

It is appalling to see politicians that we’ve voted into office playing with our well-being! How come so many of them have suddenly become such a die-hard proponent of the theory of survival-of-the-fittest? So far, epidemiological data suggests that only about 2% of us will die of COVID-19!  That which marks us, the two-percenter group, to become […]

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About Covid-19 Medications…

What questions will USMLE and COMLEX ask you in your upcoming exams? Why, among so many drugs in the market have only a handful gotten the world’s attention as potential remedies for COVID-19? What are the reasons for selecting and mechanisms of actions of the proposed drugs for treating COVID-19? Why hydroxychloroquine is used for […]

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Testing, Testing and More Testing!

Why is there so much fuss about testing? What does it mean for our battle against COVID-19? What do the most commonly used Covid-19 tests reveal to us? Notice: For important concepts related to Covid-19 disease and immunology please scroll down to the following heading: “Had We Known What We Know Now About Social Distancing…” […]

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Tylenol, Advil, Aspirin, and Covid-19

What drug companies did not want you to know about Aspirin and Advil in asthma and COPD? What you are about to read in our blog will most likely change your entire outlook about these meds! Beneatha: In mid-March and when Corona erupted, the household rumor was that Advil and Aspirin may predispose us to COVID-19 […]

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Wealth, Health, and Corona!

Breaking News: We are informed that at 12:30 AM, Eastern Standard Time, Dr. E is admitted to the emergency department of Mercy hospital. No further information is available on his condition… An old proverb that we might recall as a hot topic for our school essays has been the choice between health or wealth. I […]

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Firsthand Covid-19 Report of a Frontline Emergency Physician

This blog is written by a front-line physician and as a peer-to-peer advise for his peers regarding Covid-19 diagnosis, prognosis and management. I am an ER MD in New Orleans. Every one of my colleagues have now seen several hundred Covid 19 patients and this is my take on it as of now. Clinical course […]

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