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Christina Farr
Health & health-tech reporter at . Londoner in SF. Amateur historian. Alum: Stanford and UCL. Talk to me: Christina.farr@nbcuni.com/ DM for signal.
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Christina Farr retweeted
Helen Branswell 4h
The coming winter may be a very bleak time in the United States, if the country doesn't bring down spread fast. There's no sign, though, of a political or collective will to do the work needed to suppress transmission.
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Michelle Bernabe, RN (she/her) 17m
Replying to @chrissyfarr
I never thought I’d live to see the day we couldn’t travel to even Canada!
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Christina Farr 17m
Replying to @MFAminGP
I covered Vietnam and not New Zealand for my series.
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Christina Farr 19m
Canada was the first in my "Covid-19 around the world series." My fave quote from that story: "We're no New Zealand, but at least we're not the United States." The U.S. has a lot to learn from Canada in this regard.
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Christina Farr 24m
Replying to @build319
I'm confused about this part too. Some providers are back to regular schedules (so maybe it's about solidarity?). But I'd assume that hospitals would want the public to take every precaution wherever possible.
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Christina Farr 30m
Replying to @chrissyfarr
Epic's interpretation of remote work means working in the office but alone. Public health officials say: "Remote work does not include working in the office."
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Christina Farr 32m
Epic Systems had told thousands of its workers they'd have to return to the office starting today. Now, it's temporarily pushing back its plans. Public health officials say: "Epic is going to have to adhere by the same rules as everyone else."
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Farzad Mostashari 21h
1/ All masks are not the same, and it's hard to tell which ones work better, but this article provides some insights. First, "paper" surgical masks are really very very good.
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Christina Farr Aug 6
What’s your preferred method of connecting with a provider via Telehealth?
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Christina Farr 39m
Replying to @DrAdamBitterman
It's not necessarily taught. There are journalism schools but not everyone goes (it's expensive). A lot of the training is self-taught. Mid-career though, there are a few fellowships.
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Christina Farr 1h
Replying to @henrikberggren
Hard to say. Eating at home more, which is good. But definitely more carb-heavy than before.
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Christina Farr 1h
Replying to @manal_mehta
yes, according to the article
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Christina Farr 1h
Over video, Ciervo, a primary care physician goes over the prescriptions in his patients’ medicine cabinet. He gauges nutrition by peeking inside fridges. If a patient has mobility issues, he monitors the video’s background for potential tripping hazards
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Christina Farr 17h
Thanks!!
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Christina Farr 17h
Replying to @advisorrob
I’d guess it was the uncertainty and the Covid cases in hospitals. A lot of the media was underplaying the threat, especially in the early months.
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Christina Farr 22h
Yep. Most important IMHO is determining what not to cover.
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Dr. Tom Frieden Aug 9
Investing in public health will cost a tiny fraction of what we'll save in future crises. Public health is a best buy. If we invest in it now, during this pandemic, we can prevent the next one.
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Christina Farr 23h
Replying to @madamedakar
Yep. Good piece about that in NYT this weekend
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Aisling Carroll 23h
Replying to @chrissyfarr
Parking is a significant patient problem. As well as the steep prices, I’ve had to abandon my car in a hospital lot - a kind stranger parked it for me - because I became too weak at the wheel while searching. This is a real thing! Thx for highlighting, Chrissy
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Christina Farr 23h
I’d welcome that but I suspect the salary wouldn’t be sufficient. We do see a lot of medical contributors though who do journalism work on the side
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