NMR Predictions for Upcoming USMLE and COMLEX Examinations!

What are the major topics and concepts that will heavily affect your performance on 2021 -2022 exams? Public health, pandemic epidemiology, biostatistics, immunology, and vaccinology will be the dominant flavors of the upcoming medical board examinations! How can you gear up against new generations of USMLE and COMLEX examinations? The answer is a no-brainer! You […]

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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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Those who have recovered from COVID-19 may wait longer for their vaxx jabs!

Reflections on Dr. E’s Pick-du-Valentine Day! “I love Paris on Valentine’s Day…Amidst COVID-19” was my pick for this year’s Valentine day. Those who missed my Facebook’s post may like to ask, “why and what was that all about?” It all began before the morning break on Valentine’s Day and as I was still stretching out […]

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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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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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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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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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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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National Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Drive Week: March 23-29, 2020

Did you stack-up your attic with PPE such as hand sanitizers, disposable facemasks, gloves and gowns? What were you thinking? To put them on before going out to your driveway and tossing your garbage bag in your own trashcan? Did you plan on using them before opening your mailbox or scrubbing your mails with sanitizer […]

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