Category Archives: Public Health

Are Stanley Tumblers Unsafe?

Recently it has been confirmed that the extremely popular Stanley tumblers contain lead.   Buzz began on social media about there being lead in the tumblers and Stanley responded to the claims stating that their tumblers do contain lead. A spokesperson for the company clarified with a statement saying that lead is used in the manufacturing […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – COVID-19 Outbreaks at Nursing Homes – A Source of Legal Inquiry and Question of Organizational Responsibility

Long-term care facilities, or nursing homes, are responsible for delivering safe care to their elderly residents. Typically, residents have neither the physical ability nor mental capacity to live independently. Residents rely on the nursing homes themselves to prevent undue exposure to danger, that includes infectious disease. With the advent of COVID-19 and its devastating effects, […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – Mask Effectiveness – What Does the Science Show Regarding Cloth Masks for Preventing COVID-19?

While it is well accepted that medical-grade masks, such as the N-95 and N-99 masks, are effective in providing a barrier to COVID-19 droplet and aerosolization dispersal, many in the general public are relying on cloth-based coverings as a strategy to minimize the risk of cross-infection via respiratory droplets. Respiratory droplets via coughing, sneezing, or […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – COVID-19 Spike

As the intensity and frequency of protests surrounding the death of George Floyd grow, what effect will result with the COVID-19 pandemic? Although no numbers are currently available, some insight may be obtained by examining data from states where restrictions from COVID-19 have been loosened or eliminated. Restrictions of concern include stay-at-home orders, physical distancing, […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – Smoking and COVID-19

There are an estimated 34.2 million tobacco smokers in the United States. The negative effects of smoking remains well documented. Product liability cases against tobacco companies have also exposed how tobacco manufacturers knew of the harmful effects related to smoking and its addictive effects. Further, as a theory of liability using consumer protection statutes became […]

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The COVID-19 Medical Crisis Exposes A Health Care Crisis

As our friends and followers are probably well-informed already, COVID-19 has created a medical crisis in the state of Massachusetts, across the country, and around the world. We saw another devastating weekend with hundreds of new fatalities attributed to the novel coronavirus. Sweeping the state of Massachusetts for the first time three short months ago, […]

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The Education Crisis

Today, State lawmakers are scheduled to evaluate best practices for remote learning to students during the pandemic. As many of us know first-hand, our State and its citizens are facing an education crisis. With schools across the state of Massachusetts closed since mid-March due to the novel coronavirus, children are now forced to learn remotely. […]

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Ask Dr John Esq – Atypical Symptoms of COVID-19 In The Elderly

Symptoms of COVID-19 infection typically appear from 2 to 14 days after exposure. Fever, dry cough and shortness of breath are the well-publicized symptoms related to COVID-19 infection. A more detailed look, however, may help us understand the spectrum of symptoms one might display after an infection. As a respiratory virus, COVID-19 symptoms develop as […]

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