The Hand-Washing Wars

My neurologist father maintained that hand-washing was our family’s single greatest obligation to one another and to the world. “As you know, it’s the No. 1 way to prevent disease transmission,” Dr. Beauregard Lee Bercaw would say to my brother and me every single night before sitting down to dinner. “Your hands are clean, right?”…

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Prevalence of gastrointestinal symptoms, fecal viral shedding in patients with COVID-19

What The Study Did: How commonly reported gastrointestinal symptoms were in patients with COVID-19 and viral RNA shedding was detected in these patients’ stool are examined in this systematic review and meta-analysis. Authors: Sravanthi Parasa, M.D., of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, is the corresponding author. To access the embargoed study: Visit our For The Media website at…

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