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COVID-19 cases are surging, underscoring the need to keep using known mitigation strategies. Dr. Tina Q. Tan shares her must-reads from the September issue.
Greetings! I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer and a chance to refresh and recharge as a new school year begins. Over the past month, the delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 has spread throughout the United States, especially in unvaccinated populations. This has caused a surge of COVID-19 infections and a significant increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations among children, with hospitalization rates, as of this writing, 4.6 times higher than they were a month ago. It is important to remember that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over. Please encourage everyone in your offices, hospitals, and elsewhere to continue to wear a mask and follow protective protocols to slow the spread of the virus.
This month’s journal has a number of must-read articles that address frequently encountered issues in pediatric practice. They include:
Thank you for providing outstanding care to your patients during these rapidly changing times. As Ralph Watson stated, “Being positive in a negative situation is not naïve, it’s leadership.”
As always, I welcome your suggestions, comments, and questions.
With warmest regards,
Tina Q. Tan