Just a quick dispatch from me on this Sunday. I’m preparing several major new pieces of research that I need to finalize and get published. Sometimes that work becomes all encompassing, especially in the final phases.
I can’t yet reveal what my colleagues and I are working on finalizing, but suffice it to say we have important observations to share with the world and I’m extremely proud of the work the team is doing.
Usually, I have a ton of energy and basically manage to “get it all done.” At the moment, after a few tough shifts in the ER, a sense of urgency on getting these new research papers submitted (as well as some other work I’m doing which I’ll share with you as soon I can), I’m just spent.
No complaints, though. I count myself as extraordinarily lucky to be able to do all of this work and share it with you. But once in a while, a doc has to sleep!
That said, I have a bunch of great Inside Medicine pieces planned and largely written in the queue so get ready for lots of action this week and next.
In the meantime, maybe you can answer a question for me.... ☺️
As always, thanks for your great questions and insightful comments! Have a great Sunday and we’ll be back with Data Snapshot tomorrow morning…
As someone who is immunocompromised, staying up to date on Covid is extremely important to me and my ability to continue to avoid becoming infected
I would appreciate a fresh look at the risk of transmission from lingering or distant indoor aerosols.
My behavior is based on what I learned about aerosol transmission in 2020: I mask until a room has been vacant 3 hours, I don’t dine indoors with people outside the family not only because they may be infectious, but also because the air in the restaurant might be. Are these measures still substantiated?
Bob Wachter recently posted about indoor dining and did not take into account risk beyond people at the people ( and wait staff in response to a question).
Thanks for all your hard work!