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LIDO INSIGHTS | How Healthcare Trends Are Changing In A Post-Pandemic World | July 2021

Published 07-20-2021

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By: Dr. John Whyte, MD, Chief Medical Officer of WebMD


There’s one thing we can all agree on in terms of the COVID-19 pandemic – we’re starting to see the light at the end of this long, long tunnel.  Although there continues to be a downward trend in COVID-19 cases and COVID related deaths, a challenge lies outside of the United States. Globally, millions of people have yet to benefit from the vaccine and the rest of the world is not recovering from the pandemic as adequately. We’ll be discussing the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccines, the future of health, and the importance of mental health during the pandemic.

Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe?

The debate about whether the vaccine is safe is continuous and we can now confirm that all three of the vaccines protect against COVID-19, along with all the new variants. When you are protected with the vaccine, it cannot continue to mutate; therefore, slowing the spread of COVID-19 and resulting in the downward trend of cases.

The COVID-19 vaccines work significantly better than the simple flu vaccines. Through thousands of tests, we can confirm that the COVID vaccines work better than the simple flu vaccine, don’t change your DNA, and would lessen side effects of the virus if contracted.

And yes, it is highly recommended to still get the vaccine if you previously were infected. Receiving the vaccine makes the antibody response more durable and stronger!

Brain Health and Quality of Life

COVID-19 isn’t the only pandemic occurring. The mental health pandemic also grew in the past 15 months. In times of uncertainty and all that we’ve endured in the course of 2020, it’s okay to not be okay.

One of the challenges of living a quality life is focusing on brain health. What’s good for your body is good for your brain – eating a healthy diet, decreasing consumption of processed food, getting 20-30 minutes of exercise every day, etc.

The Future of Medicine

With COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions, telemedicine, or telehealth, gained popularity in the past year and a half. Giving patients the ability to order medicines and contact healthcare professionals for care and advice remotely has made things easier in the duration of the pandemic and will continue to be the preferred method of receiving care from now on.

Although telemedicine has made these processes easier for most patients and given them the ability to oversee their own data, there still lies a challenge. For people who do not have the broadband to receive their health-related services, this may not be the solution for them in the future.

As we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will continue to be challenges that we face. As we now have accurate testing and contract tracing, we should remain optimistic and focus on the decrease in COVID-19 cases. We may not know what’s coming, but you can plan for events and fall forward. If you haven’t already, I invite you to reach out to someone at Lido Advisors for their help and expertise.

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