Novavax: What is the Point?
Novavax What is the Point

We have approved a fourth vaccine, with the goal of addressing vaccine hesitancy. But hesitancy is irrational and unlikely to be swayed by another vaccine.

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Healthcare’s Problem With Logic
Healthcare's Problem With Logic

Medicine has always relied on intuition, that prescient gut instinct. But intuition is outcomes focused. Instead, we need logic, which is process oriented.

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Are COVID Cases Really Rising?
Are COVID Cases Really Rising 2022.05.24

We have seen an increase in COVID cases over the past weeks. The ensuing emotions expressed due to this rise reflect our initial impressions of the pandemic.

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What Quantum Mechanics Can Teach Healthcare
What Quantum Mechanics Can Teach Healthcare

Observer effect is a bedrock principle in physics. By observing something, we change it. Interestingly, how we feel affects what we observe, implying emotions influence observations.

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Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom has Serious Consequences for Mental Health
Staring at an Image of Yourself on Zoom has Serious Consequences for Mental Health

In the past few years, people across the world have spent more time on video chat programs like Zoom and FaceTime than ever before. These applications mimic in-person encounters by allowing users to see the people they are communicating with. But unlike in-person communications, these programs often also show users a video of themselves.

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How Healthcare Systems Get Their Names – and Why it Matters
How Healthcare Systems Get Their Names - and Why it Matters

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.” Shakespeare may have been right about most things, but he was wrong about healthcare, where a name means everything.

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How the ‘Test to Treat’ Initiative Aims to Get Ahead of the Next Wave of COVID-19
How the ‘Test to Treat’ Initiative Aims to Get Ahead of the Next Wave of COVID-19

If a person tests positive and treatment is deemed appropriate, oral antiviral therapy can be prescribed on the spot at no cost.

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Lack of Research Over Long COVID
Lack of Research Over Long COVID

COVID-19 is now two years old. Along the way, it transitioned from an acute to a chronic condition. In the process, it lost the attention of the public and health policy experts.

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What is the New COVID-19 Variant BA.2?
What is the New COVID-19 Variant BA.2

While the origin of BA.2 is still unclear, it has become the dominant strain in many countries, including India, Denmark and South Africa.

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Employer Health Plans Must Adjust to a Hybrid Workforce
Employer Health Plans Must Adjust to a Hybrid Workforce

Employer health plans have two goals – keep employees happy and productive. As the workforce changes, the way health plans implement these goals should change as well.

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The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic
The Fight Over Inoculation During the 1721 Boston Smallpox Epidemic

Although inoculations were themselves a risky practice and carried a not-insignificant health risk, this data demonstrates that inoculations were significantly less fatal than the naturally occurring virus.


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