Immune Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP, previously known as Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura) risk post vaccination

Recently, a post was shared with me where a wife was sharing concerns about the novel COVID-19 vaccines and her husband’s death from Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP), shortly after his immunization. You could feel the pain the wife was feeling and the anguish over the loss of her husband, and her heartfelt concerns about the relationship between his recent COVID-19 vaccination […]

Pfizer vaccine #2 hit this OVN’s arm yesterday.

Pfizer vaccine #2 hit this OVN’s arm yesterday. I got my vaccine while I was about half way through my 12 hour shift. I completed the remainder of my shift (caring for critically ill Covid patients) without difficulty and without any symptoms. I did have a headache and fatigue after arriving home which lasted until this morning. I did take […]

Violent Rhetoric, Hate Speech, and First Amendment Rights.

Does the First Amendment give a free pass to hate speech and violent rhetoric? In the last few years, we have seen a dramatic rise in the amount of hate speech and violent rhetoric circulating on social media. Some have associated the rise to the election of Barrack Obama as President of the United States, as well as the rise […]

It didn’t need to be this way

When hospital systems are overwhelmed, such as they are in Southern California, difficult decisions must be made on how best to allocate exhausted resources. In Los Angeles County, this means that out of hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA), which statistically end in poor outcomes, are not transported to the hospital with CPR in progress. Instead, CPR will be conducted on scene […]

Did the flu disappear?

No. And when people use this as a rhetorical question to express their doubt about the severity or incidence rate of Covid-19, they actually showcase their lack of virology knowledge. An appropriate question for those genuinely seeking a learning opportunity would be: “have influenza rates declined during the Covid pandemic, and if so, why?” Great question! Yes. It appears they […]

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