What’s your risk of dying of COVID compared to other stuff?

By Amy Rogers, MD, PhD

I’m getting loads of questions and hearing more pandemic conversation than I’ve heard in months. Here is my first post addressing some of the latest issues. At the top of the list is the omicron surge and what to…

By Amy Rogers, MD, PhD

Panic and outrage seem to drive most of our conversations today. The discovery of a highly mutated SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus variant dubbed Omicron fits right in with this pattern.

Everybody needs to calm down.

You might think this is an entirely new virus, an emergent threat like COVID-19 was in January…

By Amy Rogers, MD, PhD

This morning I visited my local farmers’ market, a favorite activity of mine. Here in California’s Central Valley we have access to a world-class assortment of the best fresh local produce. Today a new vendor had a booth. She was selling a variety of bacon…

Dr. Amy Rogers

Amy Rogers, MD, PhD, is a Harvard-educated scientist, novelist, journalist, and educator. She blogs about coronavirus at AmyRogers.com

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