• RFK, Jr. to Rutgers President: COVID vaccine mandate violates federal law

    1 month ago - By Natural News

    Rutgers University last week announced it will require all students enrolled for the 2021 fall semester to be vaccinated for COVID-19. (Article republished from ChildrensHealthDefense.org) The announcement prompted Children's Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. to remind university officials that federal law prohibits mandating products approved under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Emergency Use Authorization. In...
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  • Remote yet engaging: Expanding Learning opportunities through virtual platforms during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Remote yet engaging: Expanding Learning opportunities through virtual platforms during the COVID-19 Pandemic

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    We reviewed with great interest the article reviewing The Emergence of Virtual Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Past, Present, and Future of the Plastic Surgery Education1. We agree that the emergence of virtual education is a powerful and versatile tool that should be utilised as part of surgical training. Studies have shown that virtual learning environments can significantly improve student's satisfaction, engagement and recall2. There is however, the risk that students are prone to disengage and detach through the impersonal nature of the VLE particularly when the video and...
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  • Immediate Autologous Free-Flap Breast Reconstruction in the COVID-19 Era Can Be Safely Performed

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way in which elective services are delivered across healthcare. For several months breast reconstruction services were halted. We published guidance on restarting immediate abdominal based reconstructive surgery following mastectomy in the breast cancer setting1. This included details of patient selection, COVID-19 testing, and recommended in-patient and out-patient follow-up protocols. Here we present our initial data from this service reconfiguration compared to the outcomes to the corresponding time-frame in 2019.
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  • Re: The impact of COVID-19 on medical electives in plastic surgery - A medical students' perspective

    1 month ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    In this response to ‘The impact of COVID-19 on medical electives in plastic surgery - A medical students' perspective' by U. Singh, I highlight the invaluable learning opportunities provided by an elective placement in plastic surgery as a senior medical student, particularly regarding wound care and dressing. Such exposure to wound care on a plastic surgery placement in medical school may increase the confidence of junior doctors entering the hospital workplace. This is currently of particular importance due to the increased incidence of pressure ulcers requiring care which has occurred...
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