Tag Archives: Coronavirus

SARS-CoV-2 mink-associated variant strain

This story is of some concern… (1) WHO, 6 November 2020 Since June 2020, 214 human cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Denmark with SARS-CoV-2 variants associated with farmed minks, including 12 cases with a unique variant, reported on … Continue reading

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How Masks Matter

OK. Seriously, what is the latest on masks? Bottom line: if most people wear an effective mask we can significantly curb viral transmission It is increasingly clear that there are differences in mask quality and protection. Here is one example … Continue reading

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What are Trump’s chances?

What are the chances of hospitalization, ICU admission, and death in a COVID-19 patient like Donald Trump? There is a ton of data relating to age of the patient, sex of the patient, obesity, pre-existing conditions, etc. There are important … Continue reading

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Letter from Dr. Norbert regarding COVID-19

COVID-19’s Human Toll, New Knowledge, Challenges Ahead  Several of my patients have died of COVID; others hospitalized butt survived. Many more were COVID positive and for reasons that we are only beginning to understand survived with few aftereffects. Food insecurity … Continue reading

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Notes from a Covid Doc

by Norbert Goldfield MD (August 3rd 2020)   Still Working with Patients with After Effects: My COVID experiences this week in part revolve around helping one of my patients now permanently disabled from the after-effects of COVID; large numbers of … Continue reading

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Zoom Time

I am not sure why, but for the first time, each day this past week found me on multiple Zoom conference calls. Each of these was for a different group that I belong to, from my local Southampton Democratic Club … 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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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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South Korea: Aggressive COVID-19 Strategies

  S. Korea is one of the few countries that have “flattened the curve”.  How did they do it?   South Korea learned its successful Covid-19 strategy from a previous coronavirus outbreak: MERS By HyunJung Kim, March 20, 2020 This … Continue reading

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Doctors Feeling Outrage

Coronavirus tragedy: Chinese doctor who postponed wedding to treat patients dies of infection.  Feb 21,2020.   From Norbert Goldfield (Ask Nurses and Doctors LLC, AND) Three updates from AND From Andrew Goldstein. If you read anything today – read this. … Continue reading

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The Terminology of Keeping Distance

The concepts of social distancing, quarantine and isolation are being interpreted in a variety of ways, not always correctly. Here’s a guide to help you make the right decisions. It comes mostly from a NYT article on ‘social distancing’ by … Continue reading

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COVID-19: What is the Best Mitigation Strategy?

Interesting and thorough paper on COVID-19 disease modeling in the UK and the USA with an emphasis on analysis of each mitigation strategy (quarantine, closing schools, etc) or combination of strategies.  It is a 20-page paper.  So I am reprinting … Continue reading

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