When a parent tells me they haven’t gotten vaccinated yet, the replies tend to fall into one of three categories.
Dr. Daniel Summers is a pediatrician who practices in the Boston area. He is a regular contributing columnist at Arc Digital, and his writing has appeared in The Washington Post, the New Republic and Slate, among others. He lives in southern Maine with his husband and their four children.
Even though overall the risk of serious illness from COVID is low in children, low is not the same as none, and severe cases in younger patients are very real.
TV’s celeb docs led people astray during the pandemic. Now that Dr. Drew has COVID, Dr. Summers writes that we should take it as a reminder to stop listening to these stooges.
I know I’ll get it sooner than millions of Americans, and I get why I’m not at the front of the line. I’m still anxious.
The people you might once have dismissed as fringe lunatics are now a danger to your health and your chance of living a normal life.
If the White House doctor really did write the president a prescription for the risky, unproven treatment just because he asked for it, it’s grossly irresponsible.
Dr. Daniel Summers writes about the harm these two TV personalities are causing amid the pandemic (on Fox News, naturally), and how one person could put them in their place.
You can’t get the benefits of prevention without putting—and keeping—the actual preventive measures in place.
Winfrey and Prince Harry are creating a show about mental health and wellness. But should we look to a woman who’s promoted Jenny McCarthy, Dr. Phil, and Dr. Oz for health advice?
There is no example of blinkered, mindless privilege more sickening than having access to such a huge societal good—but deciding you’re better off without.