Tag Archives: doctors

Doctors: Take Effects of COVID-19 to Heart

Aug. 19, 2020 — When Ken Koontz tested positive for the coronavirus in mid-July, he had every reason to believe he’d recover fully and be just fine. The 53-year-old from Woodstock, GA, is a 16-time Ironman and Half-Ironman finisher, a professional triathlon coach, and a lifelong swimmer. The sickest of the sick, he had been… Read More »

‘Is This When I Drop Dead?’ Two Doctors Report From the COVID Front Lines

Health workers across the country looked on in horror when New York became the global epicenter of the coronavirus. Now, as physicians in cities such as Houston, Phoenix and Miami face their own COVID-19 crises, they are looking to New York, where the caseload has since abated, for guidance. The Guardian sat in on a… Read More »

Among Those Disrupted By COVID-19: The Nation’s Newest Doctors

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and politics in her regular HealthBent columns. Send questions to jrovner@kff.org. July 1 is a big day in medical education. It’s traditionally the day newly minted doctors start their first year of… Read More »

Coronavirus: Doctors face agonising life-death decisions

Doctors are being told that, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, they will face “agonising choices” over who gets potentially life-saving treatments. The British Medical Association has issued ethical guidance for those working on the front line. The professional body says there needs to be an urgent public debate about the issue in these “unprecedented times”.… Read More »

Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight

Anthony Fauci, MD, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, MD. Mark Denison, MD, director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville. George Painter, PhD, chief executive officer, Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory, Emory University, Atlanta. ClinicalTrials.gov, accessed Feb. 17, 2020. Cell Research: “Remdesivir and chloroquine effectively inhibit the recently… Read More »