According to the most recent set of data released by the Kaiser Family Foundation (dated August 18, 2021), only 72% of adults in the United States have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. While this is an improvement over some earlier numbers, cases of covid are skyrocketing with nearly 3,100 new cases being reported daily in Ohio alone (ODH). Constant politicizing and the spread of misinformation on the issues of personal protective devices, such as masks, and the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines has led to an increase in the spread of this terrible disease.
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A great number of medical experts feel the government tried to bring the country back to “normal” far too soon before the virus had been contained to a manageable level. Cries of personal liberty and economic subjugation forced politicians to bend and ease restrictions, discontinue mask mandates and social distancing requirements, and even urged some legislators to pass laws preventing schools and businesses from forcing the use of safety measures by students and patrons.
On our premiere episode for season 3 of Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast, your hosts Gery Deer and Julie Barth speak with Dr. Leann Poston, former pediatric physician and assistant dean of the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Poston talks about the need for people to seek out factual medical information and avoid the politics of the COVID problem to help ensure the safety, not only of themselves and their family but others who may be more at risk.
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In this no-nonsense discussion, Gery and Dr. Poston discuss how the vaccines work, dispel many of the myths surrounding their safety and effectiveness, and cover where to find the most accurate, non-political information.
As always – Contact your personal physician for first-hand medical information about your specific needs.
About Our Guest:
Leann Poston, MD, is a licensed physician in Ohio who holds an MBA and an M.Ed. She is a full-time medical communications writer and educator who researches and writes about medicine, education, and healthcare administration.
After practicing in a physician group practice for eleven years, Leann taught students at all academic levels, wrote curricula for both medical and business colleges, and served as an assistant dean at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. Leann’s writing and teaching experiences have led to several awards in the education profession.