Blog archive for 2020
There is an expression about “living through history”. I am not quite sure what it means but I have the inclination that it conveys a sense of being there, of being alive, when the world changes. Dramatically, irrevocably. We have a before, and we have an after, and we are now in the period of transition.
The advent of COVID-19 will continue to impose major adaptations in how we as surgeons practise and offer elective surgery going forward. In addition to how we try to adapt to make our practice as safe for the patient and our teams as...
It will be essential for there to be a full and impartial review of the response of each and every country to the global pandemic. That is the nature of science, accountability and responsibility.
The SARS-COV2 virus and the associated COVID-19 disease have caused immense social, financial and personal strain. But now we are taking the first tentative steps to exit the phase 1 lockdown.
The latest 'letter' from our man in Hong Kong, The PMFA Journal Co-editor Andrew Burd.
The weather was beautiful and there was a holiday atmosphere in the air. Five consecutive days without a new case. The goal is 28 consecutive new-disease-free days.
The PMFA Journal co-editor Andrew Burd looks at the impact of SARS on plastic surgery in Hong Kong.
Innovia Medical Group has announced that production of its Innovia Face Visor is now underway.
Rogan Corbridge (Reading, UK) has modified a snorkelling full-face mask to cover the face during surgery. You can attach a filter to the snorkel, so the air you inhale is Covid-free. Look at his video and fill in the survey:...
Now is not the time to start spreading blame. There will be time for that later. At the same time, now, is the time to recognise the great courage required in true leadership.
Regular contributor to The PMFA Journal, Dr Nestor Demosthenous, has created a JustGiving page to generate support for Edinburgh and Lothians' healthcare workers currently at the forefront of the COVID-19 response.