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October 2022 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter Welcome to the October 2022 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care.  In this issue, we are going to try to triangulate the state of COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. We will share the current practice experience with COVID and

28 September 2022 Blog Post: Following the UK’s Lead

28 September 2022 Blog Post: Following the UK’s Lead Recent press reports have suggested that the UK could be heading into a fall COVID-19 wave with the United States not far behind (link: https://www.cnn.com/2022/09/27/health/uk-fall-wave-covid-us). It made me curious that this statement, and

14 September 2022 Blog Post: Mid-September COVID Case Numbers

14 September 2022 Blog Post: Mid-September COVID Case Numbers A brief look today at the current incidence and prevalence of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County. Incidence is defined as the number of new cases in the population over a specified period

13 September 2022 Blog Post: Fall 2022 COVID Boosters

13 September 2022 Blog Post: Fall 2022 COVID Boosters What is in the new boosters? Is there any difference between the Pfizer and Moderna formulations? Both new vaccines consist of equal portions of mRNA directed against the ancestral 2020 strain of the

9 September 2022 Blog Post: New Booster Shot “Heralds” COVID Seasonality

9 September 2022 Blog Post: New Booster Shot “Heralds” COVID Seasonality The latest bivalent boosters began shipping over the Labor Day weekend and have now become available in local pharmacies. These are termed ‘bivalent’ as they contain two messenger RNA (mRNA) components

September 2022 Newsletter

September 2022 Newsletter Welcome to the September 2022 Newsletter for Santa Monica Primary Care. In this issue, we are going to discuss COVID-19 prevalence in Los Angeles County and try to predict its future, in the context of the new bivalent booster and

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