“The practice of medicine is an art, not a trade; a calling, not a business; a calling in which your heart will be exercised equally with your head.” — Sir William Osler, MD
The medical community is ecstatic about the Food and Drug Administration approval of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the third vaccine to be used for the prevention of COVID-19.
Once authorized, the J&J vaccine will be the only COVID-19 vaccine available in the United States that requires a single dose. It's a different kind of vaccine than the mRNA vaccines produced by Pfizer and Moderna.
With all the chaos and the pent-up energy of children, it's a good time to take a deep breath and review some tips to help keep them safe.
Since the pandemic started, many things have changed. One thing has been the increased adoption/fostering of pets. Overall, this is a good thing as there’s much evidence that caring for pets is healthy. It’s important, however, that children know how to behave around animals.
We’ve received many questions from readers anxious about receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. Several questioned reactions they experienced after receiving their shot. I hope our responses help answer the questions you may have as well.
Along with managing the complex work of delivering vaccines to more than 300,000 people, give or take, in the county, health officials also are working to identify and address worries and myths that might keep people from being inoculated against the virus.
Today, we don’t hear much about leprosy in the United States, but in the early 1900s, leprosy was spreading on the Hawaiian Islands. Mild cases of leprosy were treated at a leprosarium in Honolulu, and advanced cases were quarantined on a peninsula on Molokai.