Here’s what must be done to get the world vaccinated

Photo: Martin Sanchez/Unsplash


Our excitement with getting back to normal can’t cover up how strange the journey back there will be

Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images


Tucker Carlson’s toxic disinformation about Covid vaccines may well cost someone their life

Photo: aj_aaaab/Unsplash


If you’re confused by the latest recommendations, you’re not alone

Three mask-wearing individuals in different colored boxes (green, yellow, and red) indicating varying levels of Covid-19 risk.
Three mask-wearing individuals in different colored boxes (green, yellow, and red) indicating varying levels of Covid-19 risk.
Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


A closer look at what it really means and some common misconceptions

Photo: Macau Photo Agency/Unsplash


The J&J pause seems scary, but it helps rebuild the transparency and trust we need

Photo: Roger Starnes Sr/Unsplash


The pandemic isn’t over, even if we’re over it

A person walks by a sign that reads, “Dining room now open” outside a restaurant in Times Square.
A person walks by a sign that reads, “Dining room now open” outside a restaurant in Times Square.
Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images


They may seem like a golden ticket, but it’s more complicated than that

Photo: Chalffy/Getty Images


Oxygen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, but patients are dying from a lack of it

A blue medical oxygen concentrator.
A blue medical oxygen concentrator.
Photo: aydinmutlu/Getty Images


Pandemic Reflections

I’m an ER doctor treating Covid-19 in New York City. This is what I wish I knew a year ago.

Photo: Clay LeConey

Craig Spencer MD MPH

NYC ER doctor | Ebola Survivor | Director of Global Health in Emergency Medicine at Columbia University | Public Health Professor | Doctors Without Borders BoD

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store