“It was like someone suddenly blew a dog whistle in my ear.” — Gregory Poland, MD, of the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group, describing how he developed tinnitus while driving back from the hospital after receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine.
“We need to think more like a business.” — Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD, of the University of Pennsylvania, on the 136-page document by the COVID Roadmap Group outlining ideas on how to inch toward the “next” normal.
“We don’t say or complain that chemotherapy costs too much to preclude treating cancer patients.” — Joseph Vassalotti, MD, of the National Kidney Foundation, on the potential for higher costs related to broader access to the kidney transplant waitlist.
“If transparency is what they want, transparency is what they’ll get.” — Zach Zalewski, PhD, JD, of Avalere Health, after the FDA turned over 55,000 pages of documents related to its review of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine.
“We don’t pay women the same amount of money that we pay men for the same work.” — Gene Ransom, of the Maryland State Medical Society, on a new survey that found a 50% pay gap for Maryland-based female physicians.
“It was pretty phenomenal.” — Inventory management specialist Lisa Geiger praising a Wisconsin VA nurse, Jeremy Sauld, whose discovery helped lead to a nationwide recall of 267 million defective syringes.
“You have to think, what do we want people to be investing their money in during the first year of a child’s life?” — Jamie Daw, PhD, of the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, on the sometimes catastrophic health expenditures new parents face.
“This is an outstanding study.” — Avindra Nath, MD, of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, on imaging findings pointing to tissue damage and shrinkage in the brain following mild and moderate cases of COVID infection.