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Colleges should require vaccinations this fall

Universities and colleges are dealing with logistical and political issues as they try to create safe campus for returning students in the fall.  According to the Washington Post, “Schools surmounted crises of the past year through…

Solved on Sermo: June 2021 edition

Physicians bring difficult cases to their peers on Sermo to crowdsource insights, treatment and management plans, and potential diagnoses. Here’s a recent case that was solved on Sermo. Perforating Cornea Injury with Traumatic Cataract Patient:…

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Physicians fear the Delta variant

The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading through the U.S. and may become the dominant strain within weeks. According to a report by N.P.R., “At a White House briefing on COVID-19 on Tuesday,…

Post-COVID PTSD in doctors & patients

Recent studies have shown that post-COVID stress disorder may be an emerging consequence of the global pandemic for physicians, other healthcare workers, patients who survived COVID infections, and the general public.  According to BioMedCentral.com, “Exposure to…

Myopia in children is hastening

A growing epidemic of nearsightedness in children may be linked to decreased exposure to outdoor light—which has been amplified during the pandemic. As the New York Times reports: “Recent research suggests that months of Covid-induced confinement may be…

81% of physicians think COVID came from lab leak

After 3 million people around the world have died from the coronavirus (and continue to do so every day), scientists are still trying to determine its origin. According to the Washington Post, “In recent months the…

Declining birthrates do not concern Sermo doctors

Countries all over the world are experiencing falling birthrates. “Demographers now predict that by the latter half of the century or possibly earlier, the global population will enter a sustained decline for the first time…The…

Case study – pharma co gained HCP insights in 5 days

Client Challenge Leading pharmaceutical manufacturer needed to quickly tap into Atopic Dermatitis HCP experts to inform their product roadmap and value proposition for a treatment. Sermo Solution Full-service qualitative research using a custom Ad Board/Community. Targets Ad Board/Community Requirements…

Solved on Sermo: May 2021 edition

Physicians bring difficult cases to their peers on Sermo to crowdsource insights, treatment and management plans, and potential diagnoses. Here’s a recent case that was solved on Sermo. Migraine vs. COVID-19 Infection? Patient: Healthy 25-year-old…