We pledge to do our duty to the best of our ability, independently and without conflicts of interest, and we will be transparent about FDA decisions.
Tatiana Prowell, MD“We hope to ensure public confidence in #COVID19 vaccines by being transparent about FDA’s decision-making process.” -Dr. Peter Marks, FDA-CBER
As a career scientist, if he concludes one is safe & effective, I’ll take it, & I’ll be giving it to my kids.
The country has seen a 40 percent increase in the past month in the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients.
Tatiana Prowell, MD“6% of adults hospitalized from March through May were health care workers...27% of hospitalized workers were adm to the ICU & 4% died during their stay.” Our nation’s #leadership has failed HCWs. Call Congress 202-224-3121 to #GetUsPPE.
Tatiana Prowell, MDMust-read for all in medicine: I Hit the Aorta.
“A M&M conf was held: What did you learn? Did you learn? All Qs answered, all answers questioned. They didn’t ask if I was sleeping. They didn’t ask if I saw her when I closed my eyes.” 💔#surgtwitter
Tatiana Prowell, MDUtah’s hospitals prepare to ration care as a record # of #coronavirus patients flood their ICUs, via @sltrib. This is happening in multiple US cities. Act immediately. Overflow places the entire nation at risk with nowhere left to send patients. #COVID19
Tatiana Prowell, MDDr. @PGeorgeMD writes about “the look” patients have in their eyes when they can’t breathe & are scared they might die. She’s seen it a lot during this #COVID19 #pandemic. You need to know what it looks like too so you’ll understand why we say #WearAMask
An elderly Dutch woman has become the first known person to die from catching Covid-19 twice, according to experts, raising serious questions about how long immunity and antibodies can last.
Tatiana Prowell, MDA Dutch woman has died of #COVID19 after having been reinfected with #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus 2 mos after a milder infection. These more severe 2nd rounds fortunately appear to be rare but emphasize need to continue to #WearAMask, etc even after recovery.
Across the globe, governments and health officials are grappling with how to contain COVID-19 while keeping society open. One idea that has been raised is seeking widespread immunity by allowing a larger and healthier segment of the population to...
Tatiana Prowell, MDThread: Please refer to women with doctoral degrees as Dr. Here’s an interview from @NewsHour where Dr. @angie_rasmussen is called “Angela” over & over. See next tweet for one with #DrFauci, who surprisingly is not once called “Anthony.” #ThatsBias
Cases are surging again after falling from a summer peak. And the spread to new areas of the country suggests the outbreak is far from over.
Tatiana Prowell, MD“I think we are in a dangerous place.” -Dr. @cmyeaton
The US is headed into another surge in #coronavirus cases & hospitalizations, starting from a higher plateau than last time.
This is not good.
Despite limitations on in-person classes and the financial pain caused by the pandemic, the 50 richest private colleges are offering little relief.
Tatiana Prowell, MDMost elite colleges have raised their prices, while providing less to students, in one of the worst recessions in history. As a parent of kids approaching college age, I think the #HigherEd reckoning is coming. Colleges appear totally unprepared for it.
The pharmaceutical company paused the late-stage clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine because of a sick volunteer.
Tatiana Prowell, MDI want to commend @nytimes for use of patient-centered respectful language. Such a pleasure to see “people hospitalized with #COVID19,” not “COVID pts” & “trial volunteers,” not “subjects.” 🙌
Nearly 10,000 minks have died across several farms in Utah due to COVID-19 in a matter of weeks, a state official said.
Tatiana Prowell, MDThe deaths from #COVID19 spread across 9 mink farms in Utah in a period of 2 wks & have wiped out 50% of breeding colonies. Mink get similar symptoms to humans & die rapidly of the #coronavirus. 💡
A 28-year-old Texas doctor tested positive in early July and died in September — one of a dozen young health workers nationwide whose deaths from the coronavirus have been profiled by KHN and The G…
Tatiana Prowell, MD“The median age of death from #COVID19 for medical staff is 57, compared with 78 in the gen’l population. Around 1/3 of the deaths involved concerns over #GetMePPE.” Apologies for language, but where in the hell is @TJCommission, @acgme, & @OSHA_DOL?
Wisconsin is opening a field hospital at the state fair park in response to an alarming surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations that is overwhelming hospitals, Gov. Tony Evers announced.
Tatiana Prowell, MDFacing a depleted pool of clinicians from #coronavirus illness & an alarming surge in cases of #COVID19 overwhelming their hospitals, Wisconsin is allowing HCWs from out of state to practice & opening a field hospital at the state fairgrounds. #WearAMask
The hospitalized patients showed signs of deteriorating neurological function, ranging from confusion to coma-like unresponsiveness, new research indicates.
Tatiana Prowell, MDNew: Nearly 1/3 of ppl hospitalized w/ #COVID19 experienced some type of altered mental function, ranging from confusion to delirium to unresponsiveness, according to the largest US study to date of neuro symptoms assoc w/ the #coronavirus.
Women have been turning to alcohol for relief from the COVID-19 pandemic at alarming rates, with a 41 percent increase...
Tatiana Prowell, MDWomen have been turning to alcohol for relief from the #COVID19 #pandemic at alarming rates. A survey of Americans (N=1500) found a 41% increase in heavy, or binge, drinking episodes among women since March.
A new experiment confirmed that cats can spread the virus to one another, and found dogs did not shed the virus. There’s still no evidence that pets transmit it to humans.
Tatiana Prowell, MD“A new experiment confirmed that cats can spread the #coronavirus to one another, & found dogs did not shed the virus. There’s still no evidence that pets transmit it to humans.” #COVID19