Don’t think you need a mask? Many infection never show symptoms

One of the objections many make to wearing masks is that they feel fine so they can't be ill. This excuse has long been proven to be nonsense as those who show symptoms generally have a three to five day period before producing symptoms. Now it appears that many who have the coronavirus fail to … Continue reading Don’t think you need a mask? Many infection never show symptoms

Your senses of smell and taste may not come back

Coronavirus Patients Lose Senses of Taste, Smell—and Haven’t Gotten Them Back Many experience emotional fallout from the loss; pizza that ‘tastes like cardboard to me’ Matt Newey, in Centerville, Utah, recovered from Covid-19 in March but still hasn’t regained his senses of smell and taste. LINDSAY D'ADDATO FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Preetika RanaUpdated June 1, … Continue reading Your senses of smell and taste may not come back

Live theatre (much less Broadway) won’t reopen until it’s safe

If you've been to a Broadway show in the past few years, you're familiar with how the audience is packed tightly even with substantial ticket prices. Implementing the standards needed to ensure that performers, staff, and the audience are kept healthy and safe will increase those prices. Despite the good will evidenced by these proposed … Continue reading Live theatre (much less Broadway) won’t reopen until it’s safe

Dynamics of employing household help during COVID-19 quarantine

I've attached two separate articles about the very first-world questions about the relationship between employer and housekeeper who doesn't live in during the COVID-19 isolation. First, I found this op/ed an excellent reminder to look at decisions from all sides, not just from the perspective of personal convenience, or even need. In my case, I … Continue reading Dynamics of employing household help during COVID-19 quarantine

Why does COVID-19 attack certain groups so much more severely?

Thought provoking article about a serious issue. It's not enough to draw lines. We have to know why they're needed. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/we-dont-know-whats-behind-covid-19-racial-disparity/612106/ What’s Behind the COVID-19 Racial Disparity? Outrage is warranted. But outrage unaccompanied by analysis is a danger in itself. MAY 27, 2020 Graeme Wood Staff writer at The Atlantic COVID-19 is killing black Americans with … Continue reading Why does COVID-19 attack certain groups so much more severely?

This simple trick will make your mask more comfortable

Please remember. You're wearing your mask because you can't be sure that you're not in the early stages of COVID-19 which you don't show any symptoms. During that period, you can sneeze at me, cough on me, or even breathe heavily on me and infect not only me but everyone I know. It's not a … Continue reading This simple trick will make your mask more comfortable

Ignored essential workers — those who work in the grocery business

I did not know that the stores are not even required to report the number of grocery workers who become infected much less the many other details. These people deserve far more recognition. https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/2020/05/24/grocery-workers-coronavirus-risks/? On the front lines of the pandemic, grocery workers are in the dark about risks Elaine Eklund holds her son as … Continue reading Ignored essential workers — those who work in the grocery business