COVID-19 Mortality: How the United States Compares to Other Areas

Oftentimes, mortality rates compare the number of deaths attributed to novel coronavirus infection to the number of those who have tested positive to the virus. The problem with this is that the … [Read more...]

Open For Severe Emergencies Only, Through May 1, 2020

As a result of the COVID-19 mitigation protocols being extended across the country, our Governor Greg Abbott and our state dental associated organizations have made it very clear that dental offices … [Read more...]

Novel Coronavirus Update of March 28, 2020

Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Risk of Dying from COVID-19 Infection A new report on 1,099 cases from many parts of China, published on [February 28, 2020] in The New England Journal of Medicine, … [Read more...]

Strategic National Stockpile Shortages: Whose Fault is it?

Introduction “The reserve was originally named the National Pharmaceutical Stockpile but was renamed during a 2003 restructuring when additional materials were added to the supply. The … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Mortality Rates Among Countries

Novel Coronavirus: COVID-19 Determining mortality rates can be difficult. Some countries tried to test as many citizens as they could. Others, like the United States thus far, have tested only … [Read more...]

Behind the Surgical Mask: Another COVID-19 Story

(Our office location as viewed from southbound Preston Road prior to Campbell Road) I am a general dentist in Dallas, Texas. Because of this current COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor Greg Abbott has, by … [Read more...]

Living in a Material (Mask) World

From "Madonna" Facebook Page Posting of 10-10-2013 Yes, the CDC would not be happy with this mask. It would not serve the purpose of preventing COVID-19 viral transmission; however, it did fit the … [Read more...]

Novel Coronavirus Update of 04-10-2020

Risk of Dying from COVID-19 Infection A new report on 1,099 cases from many parts of China, published on [February 28, 2020] in The New England Journal of Medicine, finds a lower [coronavirus … [Read more...]

I Miss My Work! Another COVID-19 Story

Lawfully Closed to All But Emergent Procedures, By Our Governor Abbott I know this sounds odd, but I miss my work! There has been very little I have done in the way of patient care for almost a … [Read more...]

How Did the World Find Out About Novel Coronavirus?

When Did COVID-19 Transmission Begin? “Symptom onset of the 41 confirmed nCoV cases ranges from 8 December 2019 to 2 January 2020” (WHO, “Novel Coronavirus – China: Disease outbreak news : Update,” … [Read more...]