The recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in North America, particularly among young people ages 20-29, is a cause for concern. The reason for this increase seems to be related to poor compliance with public health recommendations. The past few weeks have been filled with reports of university students, for example, having intimate gatherings at bars and dancing the night away at parties with nary a mask on …
Post Author: Silvana Barone, MD
Silvana Barone is a board-certified pediatrician with subspecialty training in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and bioethics. She can be reached at her self-titled site, Dr Silvana Barone, and on Twitter @kidshealthdoc.
Dr. Barone attended medical school at the Université de Montréal and completed a general pediatrics residency at the CHU Sainte-Justine in Montréal, QC. She completed a fellowship in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and a Hecht-Levi Fellowship in Bioethics at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.
Her writing and research focus on interpersonal communication in healthcare, decision-making and caring for children with medical complexity. She provides practical tips on common pediatric issues on Instagram @kidshealthdoc.
Dr. Barone has a busy community practice and also works as an attending at The Lighthouse, a pediatric hospice.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a slew of challenges that were previously unimaginable for many of us. Social isolation, separation from beloved family members, the daily struggle to juggle work, parenting, and teaching in times of economic and generalized uncertainty – these are just some of the difficulties arising from the current situation. Feelings of fear and anxiety stemming from uncertainty are, however, a pre-pandemic reality for some …
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