Dr. Barry Dworkin
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Category: Infectious Disease
November 21, 2018
Romaine lettuce warning issued because of E. Coli contamination
November 15, 2018
Another (wrong) assumption that all there is to diagnosing strep throat can be reduced to doing a rapid strep test. Pharmacists should not be doing these tests. My conversation with Bill provides the details why.
November 14, 2018
Unfortunately, the first Ottawa flu death will not be the last
November 5, 2018
High dose flu vaccine recommendations are not solely based on economic factors. Cost may be greater but vulnerability of older adults are a consideration
October 22, 2018
Flu vaccine mythos: Normal immune response to the flu vaccine is misinterpreted as ‘getting the flu’. The reality is that there is no active replicating virus in the vaccine. It is also being offered during flu and cold season.
October 16, 2018
A extremely rare tragic disease, acute flaccid paralysis, is played up by media with fear-mongering reporting and diminished perspective.
October 1, 2018
Predicting the severity of the upcoming flu season is a roll of the dice
September 28, 2018
Man succumbs to legionnaires’ pneumonia
September 10, 2018
Flu season is coming and nothing will change. Those that reject the flu vaccine for whatever reason will continue to do so. Backfire Effect is in full force with a dash of Dunning-Kruger on the side.
August 21, 2018
So how do you react to the Measles outbreak in Europe? If you are the Italian government you promote anti-vaccine tropes with the intention to remove the compulsory/prerequisite vaccination requirement for school admission.