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Paul John Scott


Rochester, MN, United States

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Past articles by Paul:

Scope or sample? With colon screening, doctors differ

A new survey has learned that while nearly all gastroenterologists recommend colonoscopy for colon cancer screening, one out of four primary care doctors recommend noninvasive methods. → Read More

Mixed picture emerging for antiviral COVID-19 pills

Drugs would be taken multiple times a day, in place of monoclonal antibody infusions. → Read More

'Opioid Reckoning' calls out the Twelve Steps in an age of fentanyl

Macalester professor's new book is a provocative look at the limitations of today's treatment industry in the face of the modern opioid epidemic. The "reckoning" in Amy C. Sullivan's title stands for the collision between the polite traditions of getting sober in the 12 Steps and the need for ideology-free medical care in the face of a deadly scourge. → Read More

Research briefs: Young children spread COVID-19, study says

Children, dry air, small droplets all focus of new findings on the agents of transmission → Read More

Minnesota launches five-year plan to test children for chemicals

Program to offer first year surveillance in Minneapolis and southeastern Minnesota for participating families → Read More

Minnesota health officials release long-sought COVID breakthrough data

There were 46 deaths, 251 hospitalizations and over 6,700 cases among the fully vaccinated for the latest week available → Read More

Medical ethicists argue for mandatory vaccination for health care workers

Author of review article says dispute reflects a focus on individual rights while ignoring responsibilties → Read More

State health officials: Minnesota facing 'a really truly alarming' spike in COVID-19 cases

Health officials still processing a backlog of new cases that overwhelmed the system last weekend → Read More

Iowa study finds humans gave COVID-19 to deer

Finding suggests population could act as a resevoir for viral mutation; uncertain whether deer can reinfect humans → Read More

Almost 7,600 Minnesotans are reported as having COVID-19 reinfections

New metric reflects cases in which a person has positive diagnosis more than 90 days after previous positive diagnosis. → Read More

Fate uncertain for religious exemptions to vaccine mandates

Objections center on use of decades-old fetal cell lines in testing of some products, a process used in a host of medications. → Read More

Recalled room sprays sold at Walmart sickened one Minnesotan

Bacterial infection potentially deadly; purchasers urged to handle the products with care prior to returning them → Read More

Minnesota prepares to vaccinate thousands of children

State announces the coordination of over 1,100 vaccination centers in preparation for CDC approval 5-11 → Read More

Eligible Moderna, J&J recipients can get 'mix-and-match' boosters in Minnesota

The expansion does not create more categories of those eligible, a list including those 6 months from their last dose who are over 17 and have health conditions, are over 65, live in group settings or are front-line workers. → Read More

New Minnesota COVID-19 breakthrough data shows vaccine efficacy

State launches new rapid testing sites in Hutchinson, Stillwater and Crookston → Read More

New Minnesota COVID-19 breakthrough data show vaccine efficacy

State launches new rapid testing sites in Hutchinson, Stillwater and Crookston → Read More

Minnesota rolls out prizes for COVID-19 vaccination in kids

Kids who undergo a new completed series will get a $200 gift card; all vaccinated kids are eligible for $500,000 in scholarships. → Read More

Experts stay quiet on issue of sharing COVID-19 vaccine technology with the world

Influential vaccinologists decline to join call to share methods with poor countries → Read More

What did Martin Luther say about Christian ethics during a pandemic?

Letter from 1527 resonates with pandemic decisions today → Read More

Minnesota: 999 are hospitalized with COVID-19 on Friday

State records 28 deaths to surpass 8,400 lives lost → Read More