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Melissa Bartick drops her extravagant claims on the benefits of breastfeeding

Dr. Melissa Bartick has probably done more than any other individual to grossly exaggerate the benefits of breastfeeding. That’s why her latest piece, promoting breastfeeding in the age of COVID-19, is remarkable: the spurious claims are gone. Enumerating the benefits of breastfeeding, Bartick offers this: breastfeeding reduces the risk of ear infections and diarrhea What […]

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Newborn early onset COVID-19

Lack of data is one of the things that is hampering us most in providing effective guidance and care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps nowhere is that more obvious than in the care of pregnant women who are ill with coronavirus at the time of delivery. Fortunately, medical journals are rushing data online as fast […]

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Ending social distancing soon would be an economic and social disaster. Here’s why:

Your money or your life! Many Republican politicians believe that is the choice we face. They are arguing to end social distancing restrictions in order to bolster the faltering economy. I understand the sentiment. All along I have been more worried about the economic impact of COVID-19 than the medical impact. Yes, I fear the […]

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