Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College

Advice from a New York City ICU Doc

Dr. Frugoni in California:  This is the best explanation of how to protect yourselves, family and friends by a knowledgeable and calm doctor working the frontlines in NYC. Well worth listening to the entire 56 minutes. Dr. Posnett: This is … Continue reading

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Why is COVID-19 Testing Important?

Earlier today, March 28, 2020 and According to News 12 Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says 4,138 people in the county have tested positive for coronavirus. Bellone also says 409 people are hospitalized due to coronavirus, with 139 in the … Continue reading

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Where Were You Lee Zeldin?

In the March 19 issue of the Western Edition of The Southampton Press, the A section is devoted to articles about the coronavirus pandemic and the impact on Suffolk County and Southampton Town. There are quotes and statements from Governor … Continue reading

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How to Handle Food and Groceries Coming in to Your Home

  Watch a doctor demonstrate how to safely bring groceries home during the coronavirus crisis.  This is very useful!  Specially the latter half starting at 5:00 min.

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#StaytheFuckHome

Message from Dr. Norbert Goldfield (Ask Nurses and Doctors): Dear Colleagues and Friends: From the editorial board of the Washington Post: Trump is spreading false hope for a virus cure — and that’s not the only damage. A man thought … Continue reading

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The Way Forward: Testing for Antibodies to Coronavirus

If we only knew who had developed immunity to the virus.  Immunity may occur in someone who had the virus (either with symptoms or without), got better and developed IgM and IgG antibodies.  We know that happens.  If you are … Continue reading

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COVID-19 in Suffolk County

Patch.com just published the latest local figures for Suffolk County as of yesterday and they were obtained from the official  county site here: conf. cases deaths population 2017 cases per 1000 people * Islip: 395 333700 1.183697932 Huntington: 358 203276 … Continue reading

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