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Creating a Pandemic Recovery Playbook – Wachter, Cody, Kim

I had the opportunity to listen to exceptional physician leaders on the frontline on how our country might reopen in an unprecedented time during the COVID-19 pandemic. I came away inspired and thankful we have these individuals helping lead our country into this unknown. The perspectives showed thoughtfulness, experience, wisdom, and frank candor. These are qualities we should always expect from our leaders. Thank you to Adrian Aroun, founder and CEO of the health care start-up Forward to moderating this delightful program. @AdrianAoun The four physician leaders are: Dr. Bob Wachter Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco – @Bob_Wachter Dr. Sara Cody, Public Health Department Director of Santa Clara County Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Vice Chairman and Partner at Global Infrastructure Partners Dr. Nate Favini, Medical Lead at Forward – @NateFavini Highlights from the video My highlights are not meant to be exhaustive […] Read More »

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ONLINE CALCULATOR for POSITIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE AND NEGATIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE for COVID-19 (SARS CoV-2) Antibody tests

For educational purposes Consult a clinician for specific details You need to estimate the prevalence of COVID-19 cases in your community 5% is typical in NON COVID-19 hot spots 20% is a reasonable estimate for a hot spot like New York City. CALCULATE HERE for Quest Diagnostics serology test CALCULATE HERE for your OWN SARS-Cov2 serology test. You need to know the SENSITIVITY and the SPECIFICITY of the test. Prevalence image from May 21, 2020. Provided by Dr. Scott Gottlieb via Twitter. SENSITIVITY and SPECIFICITY of TESTS OFFERED AT LEMONAID HEALTH FDA requirements for EUA testing Sensitivity must be 90% or better Specificity must be 95% or better Quest Diagnostics serology test – FDA EUA Sensitivity is 90 to 100% Specificity range is 99 to 100% Scanwell at home test kit – pending FDA EUA PENDING What is the sensitivity of a test? What is the specificity of the test? […] Read More »

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Andrew Yang Oped, Backlash, and Follow-up – All Good News for AsAm Movement

Andrew Yang recently had a significant backlash from prominent Asian Americans on social media for his recent oped Washington Post piece, “Andrew Yang: We Asian Americans are not the virus, but we can be part of the cure” where many felt he was too apologetic and not angry enough, indignant enough, or aggressive enough to denounce the rising attacks on Asian Americans and anti-Asian American sentiment since the COVID-19 pandemic. Andrew Yang: We Asian Americans are not the virus, but we can be part of the cure But this backlash and Andrew Yang’s subsequent follow-up is good news for the Asian American movement. We are in the “innovators” phrase of this awareness and movement. More controversy and disagreements within the Asian American community means more engagement. More engagement means people are talking, sharing articles, and having conversations, and getting involved. This momentum is critical to sustain a movement. Over time, […] Read More »

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Andrew Yang – Impact on Asian American Leadership Among Asian American Men

Shortly after Andrew Yang suspended his campaign and before the launch of Humanity Forward and the COVID-19 coronavirus, journalist Karen Yuan reached out to me on February 14, 2020, asking me the following questions via DM on Twitter. What does Andrew Yang’s popularity and success mean for the role of Asian men in leadership? While he ended his campaign, it also went further than anyone expected and achieved a whole lot issues in leadership are different between Asian men and women, who battle related but separate stereotypes. what specific challenges would you say Asian men face in leadership? What traits do you think made Yang as successful as he was while running for president? Has Yang inspired you in any way as an Asian man and leader in your own field? Critics have pointed out that Andrew’s language regarding his Asian American experience reinforced stereotypes that singularly define an entire […] Read More »

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What you need to know about COVID-19 Coronavirus

What we know There was a new type of coronavirus that caused pneumonia was first identified in patients in Wuhan, China in the end of 2019 that became widespread in China and now has spread to countries like Japan, Korea, Iran, and Italy, currently which are the hardest hit. What is COVID-19? COVID-19 is the more severe illness caused by this novel coronavirus which is pneumonia. Patients who have COVID-19 almost always have fever, cough and shortness of breath. The actual coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Although the majority of patients who test positive for the virus have either no symptoms or very mild symptoms (81%).. The remainder (14%) had more serious infection and had symptoms of shortness of breath, over 50 percent of lung involvement on imaging tests within 24 to 48 hours, and the last group (5%) were in […] Read More »

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