Category Archives: Current Affairs

Here We Go Again – Monkeypox Communications Challenges

In February 2020 I published a blog posting – Emerging Pathogens, Communications – that encapsulated my observations and learnings from my years work in the early years of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in the early 1980s. As we sit, possibly, on … Continue reading

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New Landscape for the Old Pandemic

Tectonic pandemic plates are shifting respecting the COVID-19 pandemic. For weeks now we have been watching caseloads in the United States broadly fall. It feels as if we are indeed shifting gears. There are other moving parts that are in … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality – FDA and AdComms

Vaccination has been robust. Cities are opening up. Plans are underway for back-to-school. Travel is robust. Offices are cautiously re-opening. There are multiple hallmarks that, whatever the consequences, we are going back to normal. The age of COVID-19 will likely … Continue reading

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Passport Please – An App to Verify Your Status in a World Re-Shaped by COVID-19

This week New York became the first state to make available a means for mobile digital confirmation that an individual has been vaccinated for COVID-19. Popularly known as “immunity passports” they are in fact more than that. The New York … Continue reading

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“Can You Hear Me?” – The (Hopefully) Coming Transition from Virtual Meetings

Today, FDA published notice in the Federal Register of an upcoming meeting of the Arthritis Drugs Advisory Committee that will be held May 6. The meeting will be held virtually. Last year when the pandemic reality started setting in, like … Continue reading

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