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Not another COVID newsletter

In last week’s newsletter on vaccine mandates, I implored you all to think. Many of you rose to the occasion with insightful feedback.

#192 – COVID Part 2: Masks, long COVID, boosters, mandates, treatments, and more

“I think people are starving out there for honesty on this topic that’s not tribal” – Marty Makary

Why I’m for COVID vaccines, but against vaccine mandates.

In the heated debate over vaccine mandates, science and logic have often been lost amid politics and fear.

#189 – COVID Part 1: Current state of affairs, Omicron, and a search for the end game

Where’s the humility? People are hungry for honesty right now.” —Marty Makary

#169 – Katherine Eban: COVID-19 Lab Leak: Examining all sides of the debate and discussing barriers to a full investigation

“There is no smoking gun per se. What there is is smoke coming out of a lot of windows. … There is enough smoke coming out of enough windows that we cannot take the lab leak hypothesis off the table, and so for me, the most credible people on this, they’re not saying it was a lab leak. What they’re saying is, ‘Why can’t we have a full investigation?’”  —Katherine Eban

#160 – Paul Offit, M.D.: The latest on COVID-19 vaccines and their safety, herd immunity, and viral variants

“If you ask me the question, ‘What do I fear most about this whole pandemic?’ it’s actually not the variants. … It’s that there would be a significant percentage of the population that is going to choose not to vaccinate so much so that we can’t get to that 80+% of population immunity we need to slow this virus.” —Paul Offit

#159 – Peter Hotez, M.D., Ph.D.: Evolution of the anti-vaccine movement, the causes of autism, and COVID-19 vaccine state of affairs

“What started out as an anti-vaccine movement is now a movement against any kind of public health intervention and demonizing scientists and basically calling us the boogeyman.”  —Peter Hotez

mRNA vaccine technology

Science builds on science

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Patient Memos and Internal Documents

Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Thoughts on re-entry (May 28, 2020)


COVID-19 Therapeutic Trials Must Encompass More Diverse Interventions and Targets in Disease Course (April 19, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Testing (April 15, 2020)


Exogenous pulmonary surfactant as a potential adjuvant therapy in SARS-CoV-2 patients experiencing acute respiratory distress syndrome? (April 8, 2020)


How to Interpret Screening Tests (April 6, 2020)


Protective Masks (April 4, 2020)


Alert: Common Topics of COVID-19 Scams & Potential Cyber Threats (March 31, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 (March 27, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: General Guidance (March 19, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Medication Interactions (March 18, 2020)


Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19: Medication Interactions (March 12, 2020)



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Suicide Prevention

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Below is a consolidated list of some of the 501 (c)(3) organizations providing dedicated efforts to SARS-CoV-2 relief

501(c)(3) - DirectRelief
  • Works internationally, but currently focused on bolstering U.S. ICU capacity
  • Delivering PPE and mobilizing private resources to build a stockpile to assist with anticipated spike in ICU patients
501(c)(3) - CDC foundation
  • U.S.-based nonprofit, separate from the CDC (donations currently matched by Lysol)
  • Deploying emergency staffing with the skills required to meet the needs on the front lines at the state and local level
  • Fund and deliver critical home essentials, such as food and medical needs to quarantined and isolated individuals
501(c)(3) - Global Giving - Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • International relief
  • Sending healthcare workers and front-line responders to communities in need
  • Providing masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving medical supplies to hospitals and clinics
  • Feeding children and assisting those living in refugee camps in quarantined areas
501(c)(3) - Center for Disaster Philanthropy - COVID-19 Response Fund
  • International relief
  • A popular target for large donations from individual companies (Coca-Cola, New York Life, etc.)
  • Providing grants to smaller, local NGOs who are directly responding to the pandemic (PPE for healthcare workers, support for quarantined/ vulnerable individuals)
  • Has distributed money to Americares, Feeding America, Meals on Wheels
501(c)(3) - Healthcare Ready
  • Although fully engaged in COVID-19 response, donations are not specifically earmarked for this situation
  • Has delineated U.S. specific and global efforts
  • Monitoring and creating resources to improve supply chain operations
  • Appears more tailored to logistical support rather than delivery of discrete aid (PPE, food, etc.)
501(c)(3) - Feeding America - COVID 19 Response Fund
  • U.S.-based nonprofit
  • Building an inventory of emergency food boxes and distributing them to member food banks across the U.S.
  • Supporting food-insecure households during pandemic and can target smaller communities
501(c)(3) - Project C.U.R.E.
  • International efforts, but are currently focusing on the U.S. COVID-19 response
  • Donating N95 masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s), gloves and other medical supplies to local communities in Denver, Nashville, Phoenix, Houston, Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Chicago
501(c)(3) - Afya Foundation
  • Currently collecting and coordinating the delivery of vitally needed personal protection equipment to New York hospitals and federally qualified health centers
  • Partnering with HEROBOX, to move medical supplies from households to the front lines
  • Supplies they’re currently focused on purchasing and delivering: masks (all types) and N95, face shields, goggles/eye protection, procedure gloves, disposable gowns and coveralls, disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizer
501(c)(3) - Americares
  • International relief
  • Focusing on providing PPE and medical training to the frontlines of the pandemic, many recipient organizations serve large homeless populations
  • Americares is training health workers in mental health, infection prevention and control, and disaster preparedness, and are also prepared to mobilize medical personnel to provide surge support for overwhelmed health facilities, if needed
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