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'Press It Down on the Accelerator': What We Heard This Week

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"Now is the time not to take your foot off of the accelerator ... but press it down on the accelerator." -- Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious diseases, at a press briefing discussing why COVID-19 mitigation measures need to be kept in place for another month.

"We're already at surge levels from flu. We clearly don't have enough PPE and we're the largest hospital in the state. How are we supposed to do this safely? Who is protecting the protectors?" -- An anonymous responder to a MedPage Today survey on hospital preparedness for coronavirus.

"At least we now know that hanging our hats on just physiology is not enough." -- Ashish Pershad, MD, of Banner-University Medicine Heart Institute in Phoenix, commenting on new findings from the ISCHEMIA trial of stenting versus bypass surgery for heart disease.

"Preeclampsia is this giant question mark in medical research.... It's long been a fascinating enigma as to what causes it and what the effects are." -- Allen Wilcox, MD, PhD, of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, on the possible association between infants' exposure to preeclampsia and the development of neurologic disease.

"Autopsy studies will be necessary to determine if SARS-CoV-2 is in fact neuroinvasive." -- Avindra Nath, MD, of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, commenting on a case report detailing a rare encephalopathy in a COVID-19 patient.

"We need to make sure we are here for the recovery phase because otherwise, kids won't have access to care." Susan Kressly, MD, a pediatrician in Warrington, Pennsylvania, on the struggle to maintain pediatric practices during COVID-19 lockdowns.

"Patients who do have thyroid cancer, at least in clinical practice, do mention that they sometimes felt invalidated by calling this 'good cancer.'" -- Maria Papaleontiou, MD, of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, on some doctors' dismissive tactic of trying to manage patients' thyroid-cancer worry.

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