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COVID Prevention, Masks, and the Danish Study

by DAVID BERGER, M.D. There has been much discussion on social media about a recent mask study performed by a team of cardiologists in Denmark (https://www.acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M20-6817).  Details about the study:  6,000 individuals were included in the study; half were instructed to wear a mask and half were not. Participants in the mask-wearing group were provided […]

“Ask Dr. David” (COVID) – Thoughts on the Upcoming FDA Meeting to Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Approval

The FDA is holding an advisory committee meeting October 22, 2020 to discuss the approval process for COVID-19 vaccines. Though public comments were permitted (and needed to be submitted by October 15, 2020), the FDA did virtually no public outreach to solicit input from stakeholders who have valid input to offer on issues affecting the […]

“Ask Dr. David” (COVID) – Why Was the AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Paused?

by DAVID BERGER, MD You may have heard in the news that one of the main COVID-19 vaccine trials was halted. In this video, Dr. David discusses why the pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, decided to pause their COVID-19 vaccine trials. David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 20 years […]

“Ask Dr. David” (COVID): Is Herd Immunity Realistic or Achievable for Coronavirus?

by DAVID BERGER, MD As we hear more about “herd immunity” in the news, many people are wondering what it is and whether it is achievable for coronavirus. In this video Dr. David address the concept of herd immunity as it relates to COVID-19. David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a Board Certified […]

Dr. David’s Corner: Why Rushing A COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be a Disaster

by DAVID BERGER, M.D. People who know my philosophy on vaccines know that I am a firm believer in informed consent coupled with personal choice. In other words, patients should be provided all relevant information and then be allowed to make an informed decision based on what is best for themselves and their families.  With […]

“Ask Dr. David” Video Series: Masks & Sending Our Children Back to School in the Age of COVID-19

by DAVID BERGER, MD As schools reopen around the country, parents are seeking answers on how to keep their children safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this series of “Ask Dr. David” videos, we address common questions related to children and masks. Is It Safe for My Child to Wear a Mask? How Do I […]

COVID-19 Considerations: A Deeper Dive into Elderberry and Ibuprofen

Dear Friends, Nothing brings us greater pleasure than providing support and education to confront the fear and uncertainty that we all face together in times like this. Our recommendations always take into account a combination of clinical research, a consensus of expert opinions from around the world, and of course, our very own experiences as […]

Elderberry, Ibuprofen, and COVID-19

Hi Wholistic Family, As information trickles out about what treatments are safe if a person has suspected symptoms or a positive test for COVID-19, we are receiving frequent questions about elderberry and ibuprofen. We are privy to what various news sites and social media groups are sharing and asserting. We are in the process of […]

COVID-19 BLOG UPDATE (March 13, 2020)

Dear Friends, As we all continue to be exposed to news of a new strain of virus (COVID-19) spreading around the globe and within our own borders, it’s completely expected and natural to experience fear, uncertainty, and even anger. We want to assure you that we are all in this together and are constantly monitoring […]

Coronavirus/Respiratory Virus Information and Recommendations

Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care has released an extensive article about coronavirus and respiratory virus, including information about The COVID-2019 Coronavirus Daily supplements to strengthen the immune system against viruses Therapies to use at the onset of respiratory symptoms NOTE: We are in the process of updating this document and will have a revised version […]