News You Can Use – Missing Care and Vaccination
This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of September.
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I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners. This week includes an update on the CDC guidance on testing. Apparently, we were not alone in our confusion around the pullback form testing as the guidance has returned to more frequent and widespread testing. We discuss the Abbott BinaxNOW rapid test as well as the Yale SalivaDirect.
Children aren’t receiving necessary vaccines or preventive services like check ups and dental care due to #COVID19. It’s imperative we get our kids back to their pediatricians and family docs so we don’t have to deal with multiple epidemics. https://t.co/BcKUBkc9wS pic.twitter.com/dCd5AHpFBW
— Craig Joseph (@CraigJoseph) September 26, 2020
We discuss the downstream effects of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and COVID19 disease that closed so much of our world including pediatrician offices. There was an expectation that this may have reduced many of the wellness visits and vaccinations in young children but the billing data is in and now we know this is the case. The good news is that you can catch up and your pediatrician can help get you and your children back up to date with their vaccinations to stop preventable diseases that we have seen purged from our clinical world from but now run the risk of them returning.
Listen in to hear the latest news on how COVID19 is spread and what aerosol and droplet spread means from a safety standpoint.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.