Apr
18
2021

April 16, 2021 Covid update

There continues to be conflicting information on the risks of Covid 19 in the news. For instance, just 2 weeks ago the CDC issued new travel guidelines stating anyone fully immunized may travel without any restrictions so long as …

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Apr
18
2021

March 19, 2021 Covid update

The news and messaging regarding the pandemic over the last two weeks have been extremely confusing. On the one hand, in some states (including Arizona) the number of cases and hospitalizations continue to decline. In other states (specifically …

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Apr
18
2021

March 5, 2021 Covid update

With the approval of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine, the US now has 3 vaccines available raising the hope that everyone in the US could be immunized by mid-summer. This new vaccine differs from the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in …

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Feb
26
2021

COVID 19 Update 2-26-21

Nationwide, and here in Arizona, the number of new Covid19 cases and deaths has been declining. While still at high numbers, Arizona is now back to where we were in mid-November, with the seven-day average of cases 1,530 and …

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Feb
20
2021

2-19-21 Covid19 update

Now that more people are being immunized, I am getting more questions about what activities may be ok to do again. Patients are wondering if going to the gym or eating out can now be done without risk of infection. …

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Feb
07
2021

Covid19 update Feb 5, 2021

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to fall here in Arizona. A few weeks ago, Arizona led the nation in the per capita rate of infection. Currently, we are now fourth in the nation with our seven-day average …

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Jan
26
2021

Links for FDA Authorized KN95 masks

Here are two companies that are reputable mask sellers. The two options are the KN95 masks from China (which are FDA authorized) and the KF94 masks from South Korea. The FDA certification is important to assure these masks are protective. …

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Jan
26
2021

Covid19 update Jan 25, 2021

Vaccines for Covid19 remain the major focus of our approach to ending this pandemic, yet vaccines will not have a noticeable effect for a few months. As we approach our eleventh month of dealing with Covid19 the guidance given …

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Dec
21
2020

Covid 19 Holiday message 12-21-20

A HOLIDAY MESSAGE
2020 has been a most unusual year and tonight in the sky there will be another once in a centuries event when the planets Jupiter and Saturn will appear at their closest separation in the sky since …

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Dec
21
2020

Covid update 12-11-20

THIS MESSAGE IS FROM DEC 11, 2020
In last week’s message I discussed vaccines and now with the approval of the Pfizer vaccine almost completed people are wondering when they can get it. Unfortunately, due to short supply, a …

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Dec
05
2020

Dec 4, 2020 Covid 19 update

As we enter the holiday season, an unwelcome happening is the widespread increase in Covid 19 cases and deaths. Nationwide we are establishing new records daily and Arizona is unfortunately no different. Our 7-day average for new cases is …

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Nov
20
2020

Nov 13, 2020 Covid19 vaccine update

November 13, 2020
There is hopeful news this week regarding a vaccine for Covid 19. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been shown to be 90% effective in preventing Covid 19 infections. This vaccine, like the Moderna vaccine undergoing clinical …

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Oct
31
2020

Oct 30, 2020 Covid Update

Like the rest of the nation, Arizona is experiencing a dramatic increase in the number of Covid 19 cases. Our 7-day average for new cases is now up to 1082 which is up from 879 last week and more …

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Oct
29
2020

Covid 19 update Oct 23, 2020

Unfortunately, the number of new Covid 19 cases nationwide is increasing dramatically. While not as severe yet, Arizona is also worsening. The seven-day average of new cases per day has risen from 480 at the beginning of October …

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Oct
17
2020

Herd Immunity-Covid19 update 10-16-20

In the last 2 weeks there have been several Covid related stories. One of these stories is the argument that society should seek to get herd immunity by isolating the most vulnerable individuals and letting the rest of the population …

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Oct
10
2020

Travel Advice in the age of Covid-Oct 9, 2020

Dear Valued Patient,
With Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, many people are wondering if it is safe to travel, or vice versa have family visit for the holidays. While no one knows for certain, there is concern that travel can …

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Sep
19
2020

9-18-20 Covid19 update

This is Dr. Jeff Mayer with a quick COVID 19 update. Today is Friday, September 18, 2020.
The numbers in Arizona are increasing yet this change is due to how new cases are being counted rather than an increase …

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Sep
13
2020

9-11-20 Covid19 update

The numbers in Arizona continue to improve. Currently, the number of patients hospitalized for Covid 19 is the lowest it has been since April, with 577 people hospitalized throughout the state yesterday. In addition, the number of patients …

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Sep
08
2020

Covid19 update Sept 6, 2020

Overall, there continues to be an improvement in the number of COVID cases here in Arizona. For the past 7 days, new cases are averaging under 600 a day and the number of deaths remains about 35 a day. …

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Aug
28
2020

Covid 19 Update Aug 28, 2020

This past 10 days there have been two recommendations which have generated considerable discussion in the medical community. First off, the FDA issued an emergency use authorization for convalescent serum to treat Covid 19 infections. Convalescent serum is …

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Aug
15
2020

Aug 14, 2020 Covid update

COVID-19 UPDATE
Dear Valued Patient,
The number of new COVID-19 cases here in Arizona continues to decline. For the past 7 days, we averaged just over a thousand new cases a day which is down by about 15% from …

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Aug
08
2020

COVID19 Update 8-7-20

Some good news this week. The number of new COVID-19 cases here in Arizona is now averaging almost a thousand a day fewer than last week. We are now seeing about 1600 new cases daily, down from approximately 2400 a …

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Aug
01
2020

COVID Update 7-31-20

We believe we are seeing a flattening of the curve again, meaning the growth of new Covid 19 cases in Arizona has slowed down. We are now averaging around 2400 new cases a day, down from just over 3000 …

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Jul
16
2020

July 16, 2020 Covid update

There are many different therapies being looked at for Covid19. As I have discussed in past messages, three being utilized here in Tucson are Remdesivir an antiviral medication, Dexamethasone a steroid, and convalescent serum, which is essentially antibodies collected from …

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Jul
16
2020

Summary of therapies being looked at for Covid19

Here is a summary of different therapies being looked at for Covid-19 along with the scientific evidence and recommendations for their use.
ASHP-COVID-19-Evidence-Table
It comes from this website which is a useful resource for information on medications from the …

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Jul
10
2020

July 10, 2020 Covid 19 update

Arizona continues to be the leader in number of Covid 19 cases per capita for the US. We continue to see on average over 3,000 new cases a day, and this week have had a few days with over …

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Jun
29
2020

June 29, 2020 COVID 19 Update

Covid 19 cases continue to increase daily here in Arizona. Not including today’s numbers, we have had over 3,000 new cases a day 7 out of the last 10 days. Today’s numbers are artificially low due to a reporting …

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Jun
20
2020

Covid update 6-19-20

Today is Friday, June 19, 2020.
Last week when I sent this message out, Arizona had recorded approximately 1,600 new cases for the day. Today, we have set another new record with 3,246 new cases reported. …

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Jun
14
2020

June 12, 2020 COVID19 Update

Unfortunately, Covid 19 cases in Arizona have essentially gone off the scale. Today’s numbers show over 1,600 new cases, and we have been averaging over 1,000 new cases a day. In addition, the death rate is slowly increasing, now …

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Jun
06
2020

June 5, 2020 Covid19 update

First off, some updates on clinic hours. Even though the number of reported cases continues to climb here in Arizona, we have restarted scheduling patients for routine follow-ups and physicals. We are restrained by the desire to not have more …

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May
29
2020

COVID 19 5-29-20

The data in Arizona continues to show a high number of cases weekly. As I have mentioned in past messages, I average the number of new cases over 7 days to get a better idea of where the trend …

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May
15
2020

Covid 19 update 5-15-20

The governor’s order to stay at home will expire at midnight tonight. However, he has advised those at highest risk to remain at home and I strongly agree with this recommendation. Modelling suggests Arizona will not see a decline …

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May
09
2020

COVID 19 Update May 8, 2020

Hello. This is Dr. Jeff Mayer with another update on Covid 19. Today is Friday May 8, 2020.
Almost two months ago, Governor Ducey issued the first stay at home order to prevent the spread of COVID 19 Coronavirus. …

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Apr
24
2020

Weekly update COVID 19 April 24, 2020

Not much is changed from last week. In Arizona we continue to see approximately 300 new cases a day, which is okay news. If the disease was rapidly progressing we would expect to see a much higher rate …

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Apr
24
2020

Link to Covid Model article

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/22/upshot/coronavirus-models.html

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Apr
17
2020

COVID 19 Update 4-16-20

Over the next several weeks, you will see movement towards relaxing the social distancing recommendations. For the moment, Governor Ducey’s stay at home order is in effect through April 30, 2020. It is unclear what will happen after that, as …

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Apr
07
2020

COVID 19 Update 4-6-20

Hello this is Dr Jeff Mayer with an update on Coronavirus/Covid 19. Today is Monday April 6, 2020.
The need to STAY HOME has never been greater. Here in Arizona we are seeing the number of COVID cases increase …

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Mar
23
2020

COVID 19 Brief update

I will be posting brief updates a few times a week regarding COVID 19. I will try to simplify the situation while still staying scientifically up to date.
Today is March 23, 2020.
First off, I want to emphasize that …

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Apr
24
2019

New Shingles Shots

There is a newer Shingles shot called Shingrix. This shot is a replacement for the older shingles shot (Zostavax). The new immunization has two large advantages over the older one: First, it has over 90% effectiveness in preventing a shingles …

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Apr
24
2019

Almost Summer

With the weather warming up make sure to stay well hydrated and protect your skin from the sun.

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Dec
18
2015

New Website Launch

We are very excited to launch our brand new website!  It’s been a work in progress for the last few months and it’s finally ready for the limelight.  Our goal is to continually provide health related information as well as …

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Aug
31
2015

Great Ways Direct Care Can Impact You

This is a list of great reasons to use Direct Care as a method of providing healthcare to you and your family!

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Aug
31
2015

Don’t Forget Your Flu Shots

Coronado Internal Medicine is dedicated to keeping our patients as healthy as possible and flu shots are an essential part of maintaining your health through the holiday season.
Despite many other diseases finding their way to the news, influenza is …

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