Tag Archives: Experts

5 FAQ’s on Breastfeeding Answered by Lactation Experts

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from the 1st-7th August. The 2020 theme is “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” We got in touch with two experts to gain answers to FAQ’s by New Moms: Aubrey Phelps, Perinatal and Pediatric Nutritionist Dr. Kameelah Phillips, Lactation Consultant and Founder of Calla Women’s Health. Why Should… Read More »

Over 150 Health Experts Urge Cuomo to Release Prisoners at Risk for COVID-19

“In the wake of COVID-19, we write you as public and corrections health experts, physicians, and medical professionals, to ask you to grant emergency clemencies to New Yorkers in prison who are older, sick, pregnant, have serious respiratory conditions, or who have otherwise compromised immune systems.” Thus begins a letter signed by more than 150… Read More »

Federal health agencies block journalists’ access to COVID-19 experts & information

It is a form of censorship.  Journalists trying to cover COVID-19 are not allowed to talk with many federal health researchers or administrators without checking in first with government “public information officers” or PIOs. Sometimes the request is denied outright. Oftentimes, if a reporter is granted an interview, a PIO insists on sitting in on… Read More »

Harvard experts say Massachusetts may need 1.4 million COVID tests

This is part of our Coronavirus Update series in which Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines offer insights into what the latest developments in the COVID-19 outbreak may bring. Massachusetts may ultimately need 1.4 million tests for COVID-19 and have to conduct tens of thousands a day, Harvard infectious disease… Read More »

Look for novel coronavirus treatments first, experts say, and vaccines are farther off than you think

What’s the outlook for really fending off the novel coronavirus? Small molecule drugs and other therapeutics will obviously beat vaccines to market, and Gilead’s remdesivir, if effective, could scale up fast, experts said. Vaccines are likely farther off than quoted timelines suggest. It’s “overly optimistic” to expect them in 12 to 18 months, two opinion leaders… Read More »