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“Unfortunately, there is no one very distinguishing feature,” said Eva Cheung, M.D., a pediatric cardiologist and critical care specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
According to a systematic review by Michael Sparer, a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health, studies do not find much cost savings to Medicaid programs stemming from all this choice.
Susannah Hills, an airway surgeon, is part of a tracheostomy team at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The team, when it formed at the start of the pandemic, decided to avoid early trachs.
Finding opportunities for children to exercise their “brave muscles” and safely practice being away from their parents is especially tough in quarantine, said Paula Yanes-Lukin, Ph.D.
“This gives us a sense at a deeper level of the magnitude of the penetration of the infection into the population,” said Wafaa El-Sadr, an epidemiology professor at Columbia University.
Dr. Marc Bessler of Columbia University said the idea that weight-loss surgery can decrease mortality rates isn't new.
But people at clinics are more likely to be showing symptoms and therefore more likely to be infected, said Wan Yang, an epidemiologist at Columbia University.