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Howard G. Smith, M.D. is a former radio medical editor and talk show host in the Boston Metro area. His "Medical Minute" of health and wellness news and commentary was a regular weekday feature on WBZ-AM, WRKO-AM, and WMRE-AM. His popular two-way talk show, Dr. Howard Smith OnCall, was regularly heard Sunday morning and middays on WBZ.

Dr. Smith has adopted audio and video podcasting as conduits for HEALTH NEWS YOU SHOULD USE. Based on the latest medical, health, and wellness literature these reports provide practical information you can use to keep yourself and your family healthy. Many reports have video versions, and Dr. Smith’s YouTube Channel may be found at:

Trained at Harvard Medical School and a long-time faculty member at Boston Children’s Hospital, he practiced Pediatric Otolaryngology for 40 years in Boston, Southern California, and in central Connecticut.  He is now based in New York City.

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Mar 31, 2020




The numbers from China, the only country that has begun to emerge from their CoVid19 epidemic, show that a plague resurgence seems unlikely.  The risk depends on population size and  density for any given area as well as the rigor of personal protection measures.


Mathematicians analyzed numbers of new cases in 13 cities or provinces and calculated probabilities of new cases going forward. In half the jurisdictions, there was a ZERO calculated probability more cases.  In the most populous areas, the risk was between 3 and 7%, but strict personal protection reduced the risk by 67%.


We can control this virus with hand washing, physical distancing, testing, and quarantine of active cases.


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