News You Can Use – Testing Needed for Reopening
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This months episode of “News you can Use” in the traditions of “Ask Me Anything” on HealthcareNOWRadio features news from the month of September. You can read more about the series here and the concept of keeping up with innovating in healthcare. Please send me your suggestions on topics you’d like to see covered. You can reach out direct via the contact form on my website, send me a message on LinkedIn or on my Facebook page (DrNickvT), or on Twitter tagging me (@DrNic1) and #TheIncrementalist or you can click this link to generate a ready-made tweet to fill in.
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As I did last month I am talking to Craig Joseph, MD (@CraigJoseph) Chief Medical Officer at Nordic Consulting Partners. We tackle recent new around COVID19 that includes the latest announcement from the CDC around a change to the testing strategies. In the recent update they have updated the guidance on who should get tested “advising that some people without symptoms probably don’t need it even if they’ve been in close contact with an infected person.”
We explore this change and try and make sense of where this might be coming from and what might justify this change beyond the statement that this is to “reflect current evidence and best public health practices, and to further emphasize using CDC-approved prevention strategies to protect yourself, your family, and the most vulnerable of all ages.”
We dive in to the flu season that is rapidly approaching and talk about why you should get your flu shot, as I and my family already have and highlight the great work by the ShotsHeard team that is fighting the well organized anti vaccine groups who continue to threaten and cause mayhem to scientists, doctors and politicians alike.
Listen in to hear about the latest in autonomous diagnosis progress with one of the first ever approved autonomous AI programs to diagnose diabetic retinopathy from Digital Diagnostics.
This article was originally published on the Dr. Nick – The Incrementalist blog and is republished here with permission.