Dr. Barry Dworkin
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May 26, 2023
Scientists use AI to discover antibiotic for ‘very difficult to treat’ bacteria
April 19, 2023
Spike in severe illness caused by strep A bacteria is ‘global phenomenon’ — including in Canada
February 2, 2023
The last drug that can fight gonorrhea is starting to falter. Report from Massachusetts Department of Health uncovers new resistant strains to multiple antibiotic regimens.
February 17, 2022
Small study that suggests good looks portends a better functioning immune system ignores cultural determination of attractiveness, normal immune system variability, and cannot demonstrate causality among its other limitations. + it’s as judgmental as hell.
November 24, 2021
Will the COVID antiviral medications be the Thor’s Hammer against SARS-CoV-2 and help mitigate the ravages of the pandemic? These are impressive drugs but there are logistical, social, geographical, and financial caveats to solve in the process.
August 20, 2021
As the SARS-CoV-2 variants continue to evolve, how will they change the pandemic? Detailed article in Science provides some of the details. https://bit.ly/37WKBtK
August 9, 2021
In vitro cell-culture study demonstrates that fenofibrate (used as adjunct to statins to lower cholesterol and lipid levels) reduces severity of coronavirus infection. Human trials to follow to determine if this holds true in vivo. #GoScience
July 9, 2021
@billcarrolltalk rightly points out that the unvaccinated will increase chance of more variant strains. Listener texts that he is “moronic” because it will mutate anyway in the environment. Not so. It needs a human host. It doesn’t mutate in the dirt.
May 11, 2021
Rare opportunistic fungal infection taking advantage of pandemic-related health and environmental conditions in India amongst Covid-19 patients.
February 18, 2021
In vitro studies reported in NEJM show that Pfizer/Moderna vaccines were still able to neutralize variant B.1.351 from South Africa despite reduction in neutralizing antibodies. Authors’ opinion is that vaccine remains efficacious. More to follow.