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Oasis news 05September2020

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• 05September2020 I’m still skeptical about vaccines, but there’s a glimmer of evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is starting to lose its virulence • 02September2020 A study recently published in JAMA finds the prevalence of depression in the US is three… Continue Reading →

another glimmer of COVID hope

I remain skeptical of the chances for a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 this year. I was skeptical when we would “have a vaccine by September” and little has happened to change that. The New England Journal of Medicine has been publishing… Continue Reading →

not yet!

I was really hoping that efforts to open up the economy would succeed. Of course, it was a certainty that COVID-19 cases would rise. The only question was “by how much?” The answer was… bad. Governments are wisely shutting things… Continue Reading →

a decade at the Oasis

Ten years ago today (May 24, 2010), we registered incorporation papers for Sacramento Medical Oasis, Inc. We had started planning in the depths of the Great Recession of 2008. They county mental health system was contemplating cutting off services to thousands… Continue Reading →

types of COVID-19 test

Update 27May2020: the CDC has issued new guidelines for the use of antibody tests. It begins with the admonition that “Data that will inform serologic testing guidance is rapidly evolving” There are now a number of different kinds of tests… Continue Reading →

zoonoses: thoughts about COVID-19

I find myself repeating some background on COVID-19 to a lot of patients; some very basic information seems to not have made it to popular media. I’ll add my 2¢: it’s not “zoo noses” COVID-19 is what is called a… Continue Reading →

electronic prescribing

I have moved almost completely to telemedicine. I only see patients in person when there are no alternatives, such as when they absolutely need a physical examination or a procedure or injection. Otherwise I stay at home as we all… Continue Reading →

alternate telemedicine platform: Jitsi Meet

Signal is working great for most of our telemedicine folks, but I miss the old Jitsi Meet server and figured out how to get it back on line reliably. If you want to use it: Request a link from us… Continue Reading →

“Doc! Have you heard about…

…this miraculous COVID-19 cure/test/treatment that’s been proven to work with no side effects but there’s a conspiracy by the AMA and Big Pharma to cover it up?” Sorry if I replied to your email with just this link. I would like to… Continue Reading →

Drive-Thru Testing for novel Coronavirus

Update 18May2020: I’ve heard from reputable sources that the Sacramento County drive-through testing (conducted at Cal Expo) no longer requires that you meet criteria before getting tested, but you still have to surrender your personal information to a private company… Continue Reading →

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