Kevin Kavanagh, MD

KEVIN KAVANAGH, MD, is the founder of the patient advocacy group Health Watch USAsm and a frequent contributor to Infection Control Today®.


Respiratory Spread and the Flawed Concept of Immunological Debt: A New Understanding

November 08, 2022

CDC discusses potential proposals to redefine spread and to produce uniform guidelines across different types of facilities because public health interventions do not cause immunological debt but instead may prevent immunocompromising infections.

Is the Current Bivalent Booster the Correct One? Studies Suggest it Isn't

November 01, 2022

Despite study results that the univalent BA.5 booster produced much higher increase in antibodies, why was the hybrid bivalent Ancestral/BA.5 booster with a significantly lower increase chosen to be distributed, and how does this put the population at risk?

Have You Recovered From COVID-19, or Just Survived?

October 14, 2022

The additive effects of long COVID-19 with repeat infections, combined with the long-term persistence of long COVID-19 systems, does not bode well for the United States’ workforce. N95 masks, vaccines, boosters, and improvements in ventilation are keys to prevention.

Viewpoint: We Cannot Afford to Surrender to COVID-19 Now

August 17, 2022

Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention relaxed recommendations which neither control or prevent a rapidly evolving and disabling disease, COVID-19. However, we must maintain effective efforts to control spread of the virus.