Infectious disease specialist weighs in on teens getting COVID-19 vaccines, loosening of mask mandates, and new health directive – ABC24

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Local 24 News anchor Katina Rankin talks with Infectious disease specialist Dr. Manoj Jain on mask mandates, COVID-19 vaccines for kids 12 and older, and the new health directive from the Shelby County Health Department. View Video Source: ABC24

Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? | A Q&A with Dr. Manoj Jain – Commercial Appeal

Dr. Jain answers your questions regarding the recently distributed COVID-19 vaccines. Question: Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine? Answer: As the vaccine becomes available to our healthcare workers and first responders—I got my shot on Friday—many in the general population are wondering if they should get the vaccine in the coming months? Each person has […]

Reopening America: What restructuring communities will look like months ahead | Opinion – Commercial Appeal.

For any city or community to even begin a conversation about reopening, it will first need to achieve some basic milestones. Reopening America will be difficult, much like the entry of a space shuttle in the atmosphere or the experiencing of bends by a diver resurfacing from the ocean’s depth. The reopening has been outlined […]

Experts say cancelled classes may keep the flu from spreading – WREG

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – – Oddly enough, these dangerous conditions actually have a silver lining. It turns out, this cold weather is helping fight the flu. Dr. Manoj Jain, an infectious disease consultant, says kids packed together in a classroom can be potentially dangerous this time of year. He says a simple cough from just a […]

No time to be timid: Supporters of science funding must speak out – Commercial Appeal

Last week a new mother of twins in Columbus, Ohio, sent a text message to her doctor:

“Adam and I would like to introduce you to Ava Jain Cullum and Piper Jain Cullum. Their middle name was a no-brainer since we are so thankful for the huge role you had in getting them into this world… Both girls are doing fantastic. We are over the moon excited to have them in our arms.”

Doctor’s Advice: Get Health Insurance – Huffington Post

Standing in the dimly-lit cave-like radiology reading room, I was looking at a CT scan which was done in the emergency room on a man in his 40s who had a testicular mass — likely a cancer — which had spread through out his body. It wasn’t that the man did not know the mass […]

With Swine Flu Returning, Families Can Reduce Risk of Transmission – Washington Post

Last winter, a few months before the first outbreak of H1N1 flu, my 13-year-old became ill, first with a cough and runny nose, and then with low-grade fever and nasal congestion. It was not severe enough to have her miss school, but we had her skip indoor soccer practice. A week later her older sister, […]