Human sitters in the COVID era

There are really no data upon which to base any sound ethics judgment about what should be tried, said Dr. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie.


The grocery store hug

I meet folks in the grocery store with whom I share a special affection and that magnetic spark still leaps between our eyes, just visible over...


Is HIPAA critical?

The pandemic has thrown us into a situation where common sense demands that HIPAA be interpreted with an...

Letters from Maine

Tool-less but not clueless

When I was practicing pediatrics, I could never really warm up to the screening tools that were being touted as must-haves for detecting...


Armchair epidemiology

This armchair epidemiologist suspects that, when we are talking about an outside space, the 6-foot guideline for small groups is overly...