Kevin Kavanagh, MD

Articles

Viewpoint: Healthcare Workers Not Being Protected from COVID

November 16, 2020

Faced with greater than three times the number of cases as the last surge, along with exponential growth with no end in sight, there is little hope healthcare workers can safely treat patients without a drastic change in policy and a more productive and secure supply line.

Viewpoint: Quackery Might Stall Progress Against COVID-19

November 06, 2020

The worst-case scenario is that if an effective and safe COVID-19 vaccine is found, a large segment of our population will elect to use hydroxychloroquine or another ineffective treatment instead, allowing the virus to continue to thrive, and devastate our nation.

FDA Panel Reviews Many Challenges Facing a COVID Vaccine

October 25, 2020

By their nature, challenge trials have to be performed in young healthy individuals. SARS-CoV-2 is most lethal in the elderly and those with co-morbidities. Thus, an effective vaccine may be found for the young, but not in the elderly with an aging immune system.

Viewpoint: The “Not So” Great Barrington Declaration

October 16, 2020

For infection preventionists and frontline healthcare workers, the Great Barrington Declaration places their lives and livelihood at risk. A field hospital has been activated in Wisconsin and the state is at risk of running out of hospital beds and trained staff.