“We have all longed for this moment.” — CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, on the agency’s new recommendations that fully vaccinated individuals can drop face masks in nearly all settings.
“If you break your leg and you have a cast on it, everybody comes running to you to sign your cast, but if you have a mental health problem — which is an injured brain instead of an injured leg — everybody runs the other way.” — Steven Casstevens, immediate past president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, at a House hearing on building a robust crisis response system in mental health emergencies.
“Unlike something that is black and white, the definition of aerosolization and droplets likely needs a major overhaul.” — Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, of University of California San Francisco, discussing the definitions of aerosol versus droplet transmission of COVID-19.
“From my patients to my colleagues, I always treat everyone with respect, and I unequivocally deny these allegations.” — Chancellor Ghali E. Ghali, MD, of the LSU Health Sciences Center on complaints of discrimination, retaliation, and sexual harassment filed against LSU’s medical school in Shreveport by four female employees.
“A lot of studies in this space are not balanced, or they’re designed to favor one outcome over the other, but this is different.” — John Torous, MD, MBI, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, commenting on internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for kids with social anxiety.