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Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Bhavarth Shukla’

Should I Get a Flu Shot During COVID-19?

Does the pandemic have you worried about the flu shot this year? Rest assured, it’s more important to get one than ever. [arve url=”https://youtu.be/vQFEVC9hFPg” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen=”allowfullscreen”] The influenza vaccine, a.k.a. the flu shot, is a critical step for protecting your health every year. According to the CDC, every flu season is different, and…

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Are Some People Protected from COVID-19?

Months into the coronavirus pandemic, most of us have heard stories about the wide variety of responses among COVID-19 stricken patients, even those living under the same roof. Does this mean some people have natural protection against the novel coronavirus? We might – just not in the way we think, says Bhavarth Shukla, M.D., M.P.H.,…

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COVID-19 is Mutating. What Does That Mean?

The coronavirus that has spread so quickly across the country is different than the one that sneaked into California from China earlier this year. SARS-CoV-2 — the official name of the virus that causes COVID-19 — is sporting a mutation, a small and subtle change that likely makes it more infectious. While such news may…

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How Does COVID-19 Spread, Exactly?

* Updated June 16, 2020 As we tiptoe into a world upended by COVID-19, knowledge of how this novel coronavirus spreads is essential for a safe return to a new normal. But months into the pandemic, there is much we don’t know, which makes navigating potential dangers that much trickier. * Recent comments from the…

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