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  • Jumping into the deep end

    Marie Egan of YSM’s Department of Pediatrics has had a long and successful career helping patients and advancing research. Her advice to new doctors? Don’t dip your toe in the water: jump in.

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  • Initiative Tackles Diversity, Equity, and Anti-racism Within Infectious Diseases

    As the summer season of 2020 peaked, amidst a swelling pandemic and the murder of George Floyd, a team of physicians and staff within the Yale Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Infectious Diseases banded together with university historians and experts from the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning to create a space to address diversity, equity, and anti-racism. Initially spearheaded by Lydia Aoun-Barakat, MD, associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases), and Gerald Friedland, MD, professor emeritus (infectious diseases), the section established the Infectious Diseases Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism (ID2EA) consortium, which aims to address systemic racism, promote diversity, and promote equity within the infectious disease space both at Yale and beyond via interactive learning sessions.

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  • The Real Story: COVID in Connecticut

    HARTFORD, Conn. — We continue our conversation on COVID in Connecticut with Dr. Albert Ko, Yale School of Public Health. What are we learning about vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals and COVID? We’re hearing more and more about vaccinated people getting sick- what are doctors seeing?

    Source: Fox61
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  • How to Prep for the Coronavirus at Home

    Just a week ago, the first “community spread” of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected in the United States: a woman in Northern California who hadn’t been exposed to anyone known to have the virus.

    Source: Healthline
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  • Resist the Script: Antibiotic Overuse in Pneumonia — An Expert Roundtable

    Become educated about the role of climate change. Increases in coccidioidomycosis, avian influenza, Hantavirus, and aspergillosis have all been noted to increase in areas with changes in ambient temperature or rainfall.7 The old and young may be more susceptible to rapid changes in conditions. Climate change has already been found to increase rates of COPD and asthma, which increase the risk for infection.

    Source: PulmonologyAdvisor
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