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”

An Ode to the Old- COVID-19 and More

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown Life events and COVID-19 got me thinking about the elderly and the lack of recognition and care given to them at times. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the US, 8 out of 10 deaths from COVID-19 have been in adults over 65 years old.  Unfortunately,Continue reading “An Ode to the Old- COVID-19 and More”

Lessons from COVID-19: Humanity, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine

by Dr Makini McGuire-Brown As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, several influential people in our world have taken the time to reflect on the lessons that we can and should learn from this global emergency. I’m not going to talk about the total lack of preparedness and the lessons that so many governments around theContinue reading “Lessons from COVID-19: Humanity, Artificial Intelligence and Medicine”