But the Vaccines don’t “prevent” COVID-19

“If I can still get COVID why should I take the vaccine. Aren’t vaccine supposed to prevent the disease?” So, let’s unpack this!

Do We Really Still Need to Wear Masks?

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown Do we still need to wear masks? It really is a simple question to answer. The answer is- yes, for now. Why? Again a simple answer. The answer is- the trials that were done on the vaccines were done to first determine if the vaccines prevent people from getting sick, NOTContinue reading “Do We Really Still Need to Wear Masks?”

Why You Shouldn’t Care Which COVID-19 Vaccine You Get

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown So with various novel coronavirus vaccines now in circulation there is a lot of information that most people honestly do not have the tools to digest. Two of these include the varying efficacies of the vaccines and secondly why we still need to wear masks for a while. The answers toContinue reading “Why You Shouldn’t Care Which COVID-19 Vaccine You Get”

COVID-19: Vaccines, Why Two Doses?

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown This is a really quick article just to explain why two doses of the first two COVID-19 vaccines are important and why we should not just take one and not go back for the follow up dose. If you get few side effects or no side effects, go get your secondContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines, Why Two Doses?”

COVID-19: Vaccines 101

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown So we actually started this conversation a while ago in our previous vaccine article! I may repeat some things, but it’s worthwhile reading the first ““““““““one for a general understanding. This article is geared toward the specific COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, specifically: How were they made so quickly How doContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines 101”

Going Back to School with COVID-19

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown If you didn’t listen in my previous article, take the time to listen now! COVID-19 will be around for some time yet! School is re-opening in some form or another in many places; some in-person, some completely online, some blended. If your children are attending school completely online then hopefully you’veContinue reading “Going Back to School with COVID-19”

COVID-19: Vaccines, Herd Immunity, What’s it All About?

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown I think everyone has come to terms with the fact that the novel Coronavirus is here to stay for a long time (and if you haven’t, you need to accept it). As restrictions continue in various forms and as countries cycle through re-opening and closing back down again, people must beContinue reading “COVID-19: Vaccines, Herd Immunity, What’s it All About?”

COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities Part 2

Part 2: COVID-19 and Guillain Barre Syndrome by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown This is Part 2 of our COVID-19 Rare but Scary Possibilities. Last time we discussed the appearance of a Kawasaki-like illness in some children who have contracted this novel coronavirus; read more about that here. Today we will discuss Guillain Barre Syndrome which hasContinue reading “COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities Part 2”

COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities

Part 1: COVID-19, Children & Kawasaki Disease by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown As so many countries rollback re-opening plans across the world because of the reality that COVID-19, a highly infectious virus, is still present and active, I thought it would be worthwhile to explain a few of the scary, albeit rare, possibilities of the sequelaeContinue reading “COVID-19: The Rare but Scary Possibilities”

What We Should Thank COVID-19 For- From Pressure Comes Diamonds

By Dr Makini McGuire-Brown So yes, I acknowledge the devastation that COVID-19 has caused the world. As a physician with ICU experience I know the dread of impending respiratory arrest, futile mechanical ventilation and feeling like a constant loser. Virus: 304,000; Physician: 0. But today we are going to park that depression and kill COVIDContinue reading “What We Should Thank COVID-19 For- From Pressure Comes Diamonds”