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BeMedWise COVID-19

Everywhere you look you see something about COVID-19. It’s not surprising given the amount of COVID cases and deaths we are continuing to see. The topic of COVID is complex and our understanding of it continues to improve as more data becomes available. The problem is that, as information increases, so does misinformation and you may frequently find yourself in a position to wonder what to believe.

What makes COVID disease so complex and difficult to get a handle on? For one, the approach to the COVID pandemic continues to evolve as we learn more about it. For example, while masks were not recommended in the earliest stages of the epidemic, it became obvious how important they were. In addition, the approach also has to adapt to how people are responding to any recommendations and interventions. For example, the need for mask mandates when too many people choose not to wear them, the warnings against hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, or how to compensate for the large number of people who do not want to be vaccinated.

It can be hard to keep up with all the new details and recommendations, especially the reasons for them, how people respond to recommendations, and the reasons why they may reject them. Turn to  this page for informative articles about COVID-19 that look in detail at issues surrounding the COVID pandemic, such as COVID booster shots, the increasing concern about COVID in children, and the future of COVID disease. We will use scientific evidence and the most accurate information to educate you about COVID disease and to dispel many of the misconceptions and misinformation that are circulating out there.

In addition to new articles covering additional COVID topics, we will be updating existing articles with any new information about that topic that comes available. While each article will initially have the date it was published, any time information is added or changed the article will then have the date it was last updated.

Informative COVID-19 Articles

  • The COVID Booster
    Updated October 18, 2021 In the United States, the COVID vaccine is available to anyone over 12 years old for protection against severe COVID disease and death. Many have not taken advantage of this, either by not getting […]
  • Ivermectin, the New Hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
    Many who do not accept the CDC’s evidence-based recommendations about vaccinations and face masks are turning to other ways to prevent and/or treat COVID infections.  Hydroxychloroquine was the first of these. Now it is ivermectin, a drug used to treat certain parasitic infections in the […]
  • Myths About COVID Vaccines
    The number of new COVID-19 cases in our country is increasing again. This is occurring almost entirely in unvaccinated individuals. Despite this, the vaccination rates are declining. One of the major deterrents to vaccination is the misinformation being […]
  • Rapid COVID Testing – An Effective Preventive Measure
    Periodic screening for COVID infection is one of many proven ways to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Unfortunately it is underutilized.
  • COVID in Children Is Not Insignificant
    COVID-19 is not rare in children and adolescents. At time of writing, it has infected more than 7.3% (5,518,815) of the young people in the United States. Since even those with mild or asymptomatic disease can spread COVID […]