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Vaccine Myths vs Facts – Updated

Debunking common falsehoods. With a host of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines circulating, here are possible responses to popular myths you might hear from your patients, friends or family. Get the facts and be safe. UPDATED July 2021 Myth: The COVID-19 vaccine is not safe because it was rapidly developed and tested. Fact: The COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Below are information links on the COVID-19 vaccine. Additional links will be added as they become available: NEW – Vaccine Q&A for Clinicians from the New England Journal of Medicine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The types of COVID vaccines CDC V-safe app for patient tracking CDC Vaccine Safety Webinar Dec. 14 – recording […]

14-Day Quarantine Remains for COVID-19 Contacts in St. Louis County

The 14-day quarantine for persons potentially exposed to COVID-19 remains in effect in St. Louis County, according to an announcement December 7 by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH). The 7-day and 10-day quarantines announced December 2 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are optional for communities and do not […]

Alliance Brings Gift Bags to Frontline Workers

Members of the SLMMS Alliance on Nov. 25 delivered over 200 gift bags to staff in the ICU, emergency department and fire/paramedics/security at St. Luke’s Hospital. The goal of the project, called Hungry Heroes, is to lift the spirits of hospital personnel on the front lines of treating COVID-19 patients. They hope to complete additional […]

Updated St. Louis County COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines

Physicians can release St. Louis County COVID-19 patients from isolation following CDC guidelines, according to a statement issued November 13 by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health. This emergency provision has been implemented due to limited capacity of Public Health staff to continue handling releases. The department also asks physicians to provide clinical […]

St. Louis Business Journal Commentary – Mask Up, Because It’s the Right Thing To Do

The following commentary by 2020 SLMMS President Dr. Jason Skyles appeared in the View Point section of the St. Louis Business Journal on August 21, 2020 Mask up … Because it’s the right thing to do Jason Skyles, MD 2020 President, St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society The COVID-19 pandemic has most certainly upended our economy, […]

COVID-19 Information Resources for Physicians

Following are useful website with current information on coronavirus. Vaccine information – See our page of resource links St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force Facebook page St. Louis County Coronavirus Page Johns Hopkins University Includes real-time dashboard of coronavirus cases and deaths, plus interactive map showing cases by location, and expert advice […]

Federal Rules on Telehealth Eased During COVID-19

Note: The following is condensed from a report by the Lashly & Baer law firm. Click here for the full report. For more information, contact: Stuart Vogelsmeier at Lashly & Baer, The federal government has responded to the COVID-19 public health emergency by providing guidance regarding the expanded use of telehealth services by licensed […]

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