Handling social isolation, particularly for single elders

Next Avenue showed up on my horizon just a few years ago but is establishing a sterling reputation for helpful, and not cute, articles about productively handling later life's issues with the least stress possible. This is a classic example of its work. Easing the Isolation During the Coronavirus Crisis Stay-at-home orders can make isolation … Continue reading Handling social isolation, particularly for single elders

Easy ways to make a mask. Video tutorials for simple ones

You'll need to go to the link to see the masks first if you don't want to just click thru. These are about the easiest ones I've seen. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/how-to-make-face-mask-from-fabric-covid-19_l_5e834a20c5b62dd9f5d628e8?ncid=APPLENEWS00001 How To Make A No-Sew Coronavirus Face Mask With Fabric The CDC is considering recommending people wear face coverings in public. Here are a few easy … Continue reading Easy ways to make a mask. Video tutorials for simple ones

If you’re older but being casual about hunkering down, two facts to make you more serious

Bottom line here is -- don't TRY to comply with the requirements for protecting yourself and everyone with whom you're in contact, just DO IT. According to Governor Cuomo yesterday, you have only a 20% chance of coming off a ventilator alive -- and most people who go on them are older, with or WITHOUT … Continue reading If you’re older but being casual about hunkering down, two facts to make you more serious

The full story of Purell

Purell is among the rare products whose name is applied to an entire category of products. This article explains why, the history of the product, and how it permeates our battle against the coronovirus. https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-power-of-purell-compels-you/2020/03/26/41243960-6dde-11ea-b148-e4ce3fbd85b5_story.html The history and mystery of Purell, the most sacred goo of our new era (Pablo Delcan for The Washington Post) … Continue reading The full story of Purell

Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

This use of the location reporting done by my smart phone doesn't bother me. This is a matter of public concern and interest, not the usually far more objectionable use for fine-grained marketing. https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/24/social-distancing-maps-cellphone-location/ Smartphone data reveal which Americans are social distancing (and not) D.C. gets an 'A' while Wyoming earns an 'F' for following … Continue reading Are we successful at maintaining a social distance? Your cellphone knows

NYC Covid-19 Deaths Data, Details: 95% Had Other Health Issues – Bloomberg

Ninety-five percent of New York City’s almost 200 deaths from the new coronavirus had underlying health conditions, though almost half were under the age of 75, according to data published by the city’s health department on Tuesday. — Read on http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-25/most-nyc-covid-19-dead-had-other-health-problems-city-data-show