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

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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

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Ask Dr John Esq – 3D Printing and COVID-19

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COVID-19 has resulted in an explosion in the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare personnel, patients, and others. The CDC categorizes the capacity to respond to an increase in demand for PPE into three groups: conventional capacity

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Ask Dr John Esq – COVID-19 Spike

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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

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Ask Dr John Esq – Smoking and COVID-19

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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

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Ask Dr John Esq – Atypical Symptoms of COVID-19 in Children

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Article by John Naranja, MD, JD. In a previous blog, we reviewed the atypical symptoms of COVID-19 in the elderly. Today, we will review what we know about COVID-19 in children. Children (individuals less than 18 years) make up approximately

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The COVID-19 Medical Crisis Exposes A Health Care Crisis

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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

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The Education Crisis

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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

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

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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

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Ask Dr John Esq – Disparity in COVID-19 Infections – Effects Among Black-African-American and Hispanic-Latino American Communities

According to the Pew Research Center, approximately 60 million Hispanic-Latino Americans reside in the United States. This accounted for 18% of the total U.S. population in 2017.  
 There are approximately 48 million African-American-Black individuals who reside in the United

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Ask Dr John, Esq – Coronavirus and Nursing Homes

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The most current numbers for confirmed coronavirus cases is 1,166,083 in the United States. Ground zero for the COVID-19 outbreak was thought to first occur at a nursing home in Kirkland Washington. Even though we now know that the first

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