Zero Visitation Policy: A Call for Empathy During Troubling Times

Download as a PDF Pandemic precautions are now in place. Zero visitation policies at hospitals mean no one besides patients are allowed into the facility. Zero—no family members, no friends, no loved ones. It goes against our humanity and everything we, as health care providers, have done in the past, but it is a necessity,… Continue reading Zero Visitation Policy: A Call for Empathy During Troubling Times

The New York Times: Being Together While Staying Apart

The New York Times reporter interviewed Dr. Bitton, who provided more clarity to the concept of “social distancing” in one comment.

Mar 26 2020
Keeping Kids Out of the Clinic Who Don’t Need to Be There

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommended on March 18, 2020: “Keep children out of the health care system if it’s not necessary. Use telemedicine and other non-direct care, when appropriate. Review infection-control measures, including asking patients with symptoms to call ahead so they can be evaluated in isolation… Continue reading Keeping Kids Out of the Clinic Who Don’t Need to Be There

Fatherly: Coronavirus and Kids: Doctors Answer Parents’ COVID-19 Questions

Dr. Shah is among the medical personnel interviewed answering questions about COVID-19 and children.

Mar 24 2020
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The New York Times: I’m on the Front Lines. I Have No Plan for This.

Dr. Lamas’ personal story of having to treat COVID-19 patients in the hospital who can’t have their loved ones near them — even on their deathbed.

ProPublica: What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Mothers Should Know

Neel Shah speaks witth ProPublica about what pregnant women need to know during the pandemic.

Mar 23 2020
Forbes: Why Reaching Out To Older People In Social Isolation Is An Imperative

Dr. Asaf Bitton discusses the importance of a comprehensive approach to address the disproportionate effects that safety measures have on those who may be more vulnerable and isolated.

Mar 22 2020
The New Yorker: Keeping the Coronavirus from Infecting Health-Care Workers

What Singapore’s and Hong Kong’s success is teaching us about the pandemic.

CNN: Donations of respirator masks and other medical supplies needed at American hospitals coming from unlikely sources

A cautionary story about the looming lack of medical equipment, including masks, and what can be done about that.

Mar 21 2020
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CNN: Need to see a health care provider during coronavirus? Here’s what to do next

Guidance from Dr. Asaf Bitton and Dr. Michael Barnett about doctors’ visits during the pandemic shutdown and the future implications for telemedicine.

Mar 20 2020