18 May 2022: State of COVID in LA County
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18 May 2022: State of COVID in LA County

It is increasingly difficult to ascertain the contours of the COVID-19 epidemic / pandemic / endemic event in Los Angeles County due to profound shifts in how the Health Department collects and tracks testing data. Until…

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3 May 2022 Blog Post: On Roe v. Wade

Yesterday’s leaked Supreme Court majority opinion on overturning Roe v. Wade is, once again, an example of politically appointed officials without public health training making public health decisions. We saw this in the early days of…

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May 2022 Newsletter

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28 April 2022 Blog Post: Dissecting Headlines

Percentages make great headlines, like this one from Fox News Los Angeles, blaring “COVID cases in LA spiked 62% in the last week” (link: https://www.foxla.com/news/covid-cases-in-la-county-spiked-62-in-the-last-week), but readers should demand additional information. As Hans Rosling points out…

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26 April 2022 Blog Post: On Paxlovid

During medical residency training, much of your time (especially during internship year) is spent ‘presenting’ cases, first to your more senior residents and then to attending staff physicians. This process is, at its core, storytelling with…

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