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New Commentary from Dr. Porges: PVT Background and Criticism

The COVID Pandemic Is Solvable Now, Says Physician Workgroup Headed by David Hanscom, M.D.

A workgroup of eight physicians and psychologists recommend a protocol to counteract elevated pro-inflammatory cytokines characteristic of COVID-19 based on a polyvagal lens of autonomic nervous system. 

If There Was Ever a Time to Activate Your Vagus Nerve, It Is Now
Steps for tuning your vagus nerve to induce calm during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Fear Clouds Doctors’ Thinking. One Remedy Is As Old As Medicine Itself.
The mobilized state of doctors on the frontlines of COVID-19 paradoxically undermines the cognitive capacity necessary for treating a nascent pandemic. Camaraderie is helping.
 
The Biology Of Bedside Manner: Why Warmth Is Incompatible With Stress.
In the face of COVID-19, the empathy and bedside manner is harder to access for physicians due to the physiological state of the autonomic nervous system.