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Nurses Behaving Badly on TikTok

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. From bad behavior on TikTok to free in-hospital haircuts to a text chain by female ICU physicians, here’s what medicine on social media is talking about related to coronavirus. The Dark Side of Medical TikTok Healthcare providers are increasingly using the […]

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Babies Shouldn’t Wear Masks, Experts Warn

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here’s what’s happening on social media so far this week that’s related to the coronavirus pandemic. Baby Masks Are Dangerous Twitter sounded the alarm on masks for very young children over the weekend. In response to an Amazon ad for Jonigo […]

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Two Digital Tributes and a Celebration

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus may have ushered in the era of social distancing, but in some ways it has brought the global medical community closer together, even if it’s online rather than in person. This week, there is a Facebook tribute to healthcare […]

Doc Suspended for Exposing Poor Social-Distancing Practices
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Doc Suspended for Exposing Poor Social-Distancing Practices

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Obstetrician Ana Sanchez, MD, was forced to abruptly leave a laboring patient when St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California, suspended her privileges and barred her from campus. It was retribution pure and simple, says Sanchez, a private-practice physician who is pursuing […]

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Coronavirus Social: Facebook Physician Memorial

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. While Facebook lit a virtual candle in remembrance of physicians who have died fighting COVID-19, Twitter was on fire over presidential comments about injecting disinfectants as a cure. Elsewhere on social media this week, YouTube tries to eradicate videos pushing fake […]

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Coronavirus Social: Happy Dances Celebrate Recovery

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Social media highlights for medical professionals so far this week include celebration dances for recovering patients, hashtags dedicated to nurses, and private Facebook groups. Hospital Staffs Celebrate With Happy Dances With all the despair COVID-19 has spread throughout the medical community, […]

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Healthcare Stands Up to COVID-19 Protesters

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Nurses took a stand in Denver, a healthcare worker lost his sense of smell, a photographer captured a moving tribute at a New York City hospital ― and it all played out on social media. Healthcare Workers Push Back Against Protesters […]

Health workers are attaching photos of themselves to their gear to brighten patients’ spirits
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Health workers are attaching photos of themselves to their gear to brighten patients’ spirits

A respiratory therapist sparked a new trend among health care workers looking to cheer up their patients amidst the coronavirus crisis by taping a laminated smiling photo of himself to his personal protective equipment (PPE). Robertino Rodriguez, who works at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, posted the photo of himself to Instagram and got […]