Notes from the Doc

Percentric Brief April 16th, 2020

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Good morning,

I’m Bryan Fine, MD, MPH, CEO & Founder of Percentric. This e-newsletter – always evolving – focuses on keeping you well by addressing both non-COVID-19 and COVID-19 health concerns. We work hard to keep it real, and real-time.

1. COVID-19 update

ABC News has a running stream of top updates on the pandemic. Big points in the last 24 hours include the US death toll passing 30,000 and researchers suggesting that some social distancing measures may be necessary until 2022.

2. Friendly reminder…

At Percentric, we’ve been doing this telemedicine thing for two years now, and our priority has always been- and remains- keeping people well. Please reach out with questions not just about COVID-19, but with any health concerns you may be having.

3. Protecting your mental health

I might be beating this drum a lot- but that’s because it’s important. Many of the articles published about safeguarding your mental health during the pandemic came out in mid to late March, but just because social distancing has been going on for a few weeks now doesn’t mean we should stop paying attention to mental health concerns. See this article for tips to protect your mental health and this article for tips for families with kids.

4. How the heck to get groceries, part 2

Are you still struggling to find basic groceries and household necessities? See this list of local restaurants who are offering grocery staples like bread, milk, and yes, even toilet paper.

5. Ask a Percentric Doc

Today’s question: Is this information reliable? As a follow up to Tuesday’s question about what information is reliable and video about misleading graphs, I wanted to share this video on how statistics can be misleading. Now more than ever, it’s important to be savvy consumers of information.

Stay safe, smart, and sane.


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