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‘People Will Jump Off a 100-Foot Wall’: What We Heard This Week

“If the wall is 100 feet, people will jump off a 100-foot wall.” — Vishal Bansal, MD, of Scripps Mercy in NORTH PARK, on serious falls at higher border walls which are filling trauma services.

“We are in need of an ‘Operation Warp Speed’ for long COVID, and we shouldn’t accept anything less.” — Diana Berrent, founder of Survivor Corps, following a announcement of the Biden administration’s long COVID plan.

“It could took some effort never to be vaccinated against polio.” — Amesh Adalja, MD, of Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, on whether a lot of people in the U.S. are protected against polio.

“This is simply not typical of the gay male population.” — Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH, of University of California SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, on the higher-than-expected prevalence of HIV in men presenting with monkeypox.

“I’m pouring in this nutrition product you don’t know wherever it’s result from, or whether it may be contaminated with other products.” — Charles Pedlar, PhD, of St Mary’s University Twickenham in London, on the growing popularity of unproven IV nutrition product use among athletes.

“She hasn’t said anything that’s out of line. Even though she had, it wasn’t malicious, and we have confidence in strong scientific debate.” — Georges Benjamin, MD, executive director of the American Public Health Association, on a heavily criticized petition to cut Leana Wen, MD, as a speaker as of this year’s meeting.

“I’m not entirely sure if it could change clinical practice right now, at the very least in the U.S.” — Allen Kamrava, MD, of Cedars-Sinai INFIRMARY in LA, on a report that found a risk-adapted screening approach for cancer of the colon was about as effective as a one-time colonoscopy or annual fecal immunochemical testing.

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