“We’re so hungry for organs right now that we are pushing all the limits.” — Wes Ely, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, on transplant surgeons experimenting with a kind of partial resurrection of deceased patients in attempts to harvest more organs.
“There’s no world in which sexual abusers should be doctors.” — Carmen Balber, executive director of Consumer Watchdog, reacting to a new California law that blocks the state medical board from granting a license to clinicians whose credentials previously were revoked or surrendered due to sexual misconduct.
“It’s a worthwhile concept, but it’s going to be challenging to prove that it’s better than what we already have.” — John Moore, PhD, of the Weill Cornell School of Medicine in New York City, weighing the pros and cons of mucosal vaccines for COVID-19.
“There’s a lot of evidence that the more alerts you send to clinicians, the more they tend to glance over other alerts — this idea of alert fatigue.” — Adam Sacarny, PhD, of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health in New York City, on pharmacy email alerts to practitioners failing to curb concurrent opioid-benzodiazepine prescribing.
“For now, it’s still required, and we intend to comply.” — Chris Van Gorder, CEO of Scripps Health in San Diego, on California hospitals and health care facilities still requiring masks, despite the CDC dropping its universal masking recommendation in these settings.
“The virus is not always as benign as some people think it is.” — Ziyad Al-Aly, MD, of Washington University in St. Louis, on the rise in long-term neurological problems a year after testing positive for COVID-19.