Notes from the Doc

Percentric Brief May 1st, 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

Even more states are beginning the slow process of “opening back up.” Remember, we still need to be practicing good hand hygiene and social distancing when out in public, even when we start going out more.

2. Promising developments

Check out the good news about Remdesivir.

3. You might want to start learning Italian…

Because Sicily will pay for half your flight and a third of your hotel to come visit this fall.

4. Good News Network and virus sniffing dogs

Did you know there’s a website called Good News Network and its devoted entirely to positive stories? Stories like man’s best friend is coming through for us again as Medical Detection Dogs are learning to sniff out coronavirus in even asymptomatic carriers.

5. Ask a Percentric Doc

Today’s Question: “I’ve seen articles that have said that even if you get the coronavirus, you can get it again. Why are antibody tests being pushed so much if the antibodies don’t protect people? What’s the point?”

You’re right, this whole antibody thing can be hard to understand sometimes. Luckily, we have a guest contributor today to help break it down for us. Check out this explanation from Leslie Hoglund, PhD, MEd, Clinical Assistant Professor of Public Health at ODU, to find out how the antibody tests work and why they’re so important, even if antibodies don’t always equal immunity.

Stay safe, smart, and sane.


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