PGN: How immunocompromised people can protect themselves this winter

Dr. Shikha Jain, a physician who treats cancer patients and the founder of the COVID-19 advocacy group IMPACT, recommends CO2 monitors for gauging risk while traveling or in social situations. “I use CO2 monitors to help see the air quality around me and decide whether I feel safe removing my mask,” she says. “They can definitely be utilized in concert with other risk mitigation strategies.”

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About Shikha Jain, MD FACP

I am a practicing, board-certified hematology/oncology physician in Chicago. I speak on topics ranging from the impact of social media on healthcare, how physicians can utilize social media, how to write Op-eds in the medical world, gender equity and barriers to career advancement, and topics in GI oncology and immunotherapy. My goal is to explain complicated topics in simple terms. I also enjoy writing and you can find some of my writing on this site. I am a mother to three amazing kids and married to a gastroenterologist. I look forward to connecting with you.

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