The Doctor/Patient Pinocchio relationship and the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is a long established fact that patients lie to their doctors. These untruths may range from minor omissions, probably due to not recognizing the import of that ‘little’ experience they are not reporting, to outright lies in response to direct questioning. As a medical student, and later a house officer, there was nothing as […]

COVID-19 and the 6 degrees of separation; #TheCOVIDDiaries

6 degrees of separation refers to the idea that between individuals, there are six social connections or less. That if you pick any two random people on earth, they are separated by six social connections or less. Also called the ‘Six Handshakes rule’, the idea was originally propounded by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy, and popularized […]


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