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COVID Is Airborne

Resources on transmission & prevention of COVID-19 with focus on airborne routes i.e. aerosols (& ballistic droplets). All links are extracted from this Google sheet:  Collected by Dr. Alex Huffman (Univ. Denver).

The Band of Debunkers Busting Bad Scientists

WSJ (free link) – “Stanford’s president and a high-profile physicist are among those taken down by a growing wave of volunteers who expose faulty or fraudulent research papers. An award-winning Harvard Business School professor and researcher spent years exploring the reasons people lie and cheat. A trio of behavioral scientists examining a handful of her… Continue Reading

What Big Tech Knows About Your Body

The Atlantic [free to read]: “..We leave digital traces about our health everywhere we go: by completing forms like BetterHelp’s. By requesting a prescription refill online. By clicking on a link. By asking a search engine about dosages or directions to a clinic or pain in chest dying???? By shopping, online or off. By participating… Continue Reading

How Shoddy Data Becomes Sensational Research

Chronicle of Higher Education [read free]: “Over the past 20 years, a wave of improbable-sounding scientific research has come under the microscope. Are Asian Americans really prone to heart attacks on the fourth day of every month? Do power poses really increase testosterone? Do men really eat more pizza when women are around? Are people… Continue Reading

Find COVID‑19 Vaccines COVID-19 vaccination guidance has been updated. Learn more about COVID‑19 vaccine recommendations. Search for COVID‑19 vaccine options for children or adults to find a location near you. If you do not find a convenient location, check back later or contact your health care provider or local health department. Search for vaccine using your 5-digit… Continue Reading

COVID vaccines may roll out within days

NYT via Chicago Tribune – “The latest COVID-19 boosters are expected to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration as early as Monday, arriving alongside the seasonal flu vaccine and shots to protect infants and older adults from RSV, a potentially lethal respiratory virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to… Continue Reading

Physician and Physician Practice Research Database

HHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: “The Physician and Physician Practice Research Database (3P-RD) captures characteristics of physicians and physician practices in 13 states. The database describes the supply of physician services available across selected states for data year 2019-2020. AHRQ created 3P-RD as a resource to address existing data gaps in physician health… Continue Reading

Bureau of Global Health Security and Diplomacy

The State Dept. created a new agency to deal with diseases as national security threats. “Health security is national security, and an infectious disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. U.S. leadership is critical to save lives domestically and globally by preventing, detecting, and responding to these health threats, in collaboration with international partners. The… Continue Reading

Assessing the Utility of ChatGPT Throughout the Entire Clinical Workflow: Development and Usability Study

J Med Internet Res 2023;25:e48659 Background: Large language model (LLM)–based artificial intelligence chatbots direct the power of large training data sets toward successive, related tasks as opposed to single-ask tasks, for which artificial intelligence already achieves impressive performance. The capacity of LLMs to assist in the full scope of iterative clinical reasoning via successive prompting,… Continue Reading

FDA Drug Shortages

Current and Resolved Drug Shortages and Discontinuations Reported to FDA Report a Drug Shortage | Contact Us | FAQ | Background Info | Get Email Alerts | Download Current Drug Shortages Search by Generic Name or Active Ingredient: Enter at least three characters A drug receives Resolved status when the Drug Shortages Staff (DSS) determines… Continue Reading