Masking an Unfortunate Truth
1 in 4: ratio of doctors who report harassment on social media platforms
Source: JAMA Internal Medicine
Stories for the Waiting Room
ICYMI: California law now requires doctors to submit an electronic form to public health officials when granting a medical exemption to a child to skip vaccines that are mandatory for school attendance.
It's a refinement of a 2020 law that allows state public health officials to review all medical exemptions at schools where fewer than 95% of students are vaccinated, when doctors who submit five or more exemptions in one year and when schools fail to share vaccination rates.
California only permits exemptions based on a medical assessment that a vaccine poses a health risk to the child. There are no personal or religious exemptions.
Dactylion: the tip of the middle finger. Oddly, none of the ends of the other fingers have names.
Phobia of the Week
Amaxophobia: fear of riding in a car