Keep your mask on for the entire trip whether plane, public transit, or school bus

Every once in awhile I include an article from Fox News for jollies. This is an accurate restatement of the slight expansion by the CDC of whether masks should stay on for the entire trip regardless of mode. CDC has decided the answer is yes. Also, the old rule was that a "close contact" who … Continue reading Keep your mask on for the entire trip whether plane, public transit, or school bus

Fact: comfort means less protection

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/01/well/live/face-shields-masks-valves-vents.html By Tara Parker-Pope Face shields and valved masks — two options many people find more comfortable than cloth face coverings — appear to be less effective at blocking viral particles than regular masks, a new study shows. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had already stated that clear plastic face shields and masks equipped with vents … Continue reading Fact: comfort means less protection

United States has a federal system, not a free-for-all, but Trump has provided NO guidance

Trump has no interest in performing the job of being President. This was a classic case that needed federal guidance and intervention. Telling the states to compete against each other for supplies was expensive and resulted in imbalances across the country. The Trump administration didn't care then and still doesn't care. If not for a … Continue reading United States has a federal system, not a free-for-all, but Trump has provided NO guidance

Some serious health conditions don’t have impressive symptoms

Consider this my public health announcement of the day. I'll be having my gallbladder removed September 11th because my doctors pursued a test showing an elevated liver function. We then checked my body against this list of common, easily ignored, symptoms: mild but continuous nausea, itchy skin, abdomen pain, dark urine, jaundice, exhaustion. I had … Continue reading Some serious health conditions don’t have impressive symptoms

So many masks to choose from — here’s another list

I'd like to recommend the New York Tough masks sold by Spectrum One. They're not in the low cost market but oh, how comfortable. Here are some more options: https://www.travelandleisure.com/style/shopping/most-comfortable-face-masks-according-to-travel-editors The Most Comfortable Face Masks You Can Buy, According to Travel + Leisure Editors  BY TRAVEL + LEISURE STAFF UPDATED AUGUST 28, 2020 Mother Bee Maternity 6-Pack … Continue reading So many masks to choose from — here’s another list

Dr. Fauci is happy to talk to anyone who’s interested

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/08/27/upshot/fauci-media-appearances.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage On March 15, as the novel coronavirus was beginning to surge in the United States, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci accomplished a rare Washington feat: He appeared on all five major Sunday talk shows. But the White House worried that Dr. Fauci might upstage (and sometimes contradict) President Trump, and soon his media handlers were no longer … Continue reading Dr. Fauci is happy to talk to anyone who’s interested

Excellent news for parents needing to economically vaccinate their children

Many children have not received all of the vaccines they should have had by their age. This approach will provide an easy, less expensive way for parents to get that done. https://abc30.com/6378610/ Pharmacists can give childhood shots, US officials say NEW YORK -- Pharmacists in all 50 states are now allowed to give childhood vaccinations … Continue reading Excellent news for parents needing to economically vaccinate their children

Those who simply don’t fully recover are a feature of COVID-19 that isn’t being examined enough

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/08/long-haulers-covid-19-recognition-support-groups-symptoms/615382/ (for similar story, see: https://time.com/5880191/long-haul-covid-19/) Long-Haulers Are Redefining COVID-19 Without understanding the lingering illness that some patients experience, we can’t understand the pandemic. Getty / Paul Spella / The Atlantic Story by Ed YongAUGUST 19, 2020HEALTH Link Copied Like ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter.Editor’s Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of … Continue reading Those who simply don’t fully recover are a feature of COVID-19 that isn’t being examined enough

Fine tuning of coronavirus restrictions continues in NYC

NY and NYC's rate of positive results in ongoing tests continues to below one percent, but the price for that level of safety is high. In NYC, groups continue to be restricted to no more than 50. The Orthodox Jewish communities generally exceed those numbers for funerals and weddings. The events are then followed by … Continue reading Fine tuning of coronavirus restrictions continues in NYC

Helichrysum oil – a shame its potential has not yet been fully researched

Am definitely not medically trained. All I know is that I used this oil on a recent scar that was still ugly. Why? My piano teacher suggested. It made a difference but I can't link it directly to the oil. But I remember it whenever I have a new scar. https://www.healthline.com/health/helichrysum-essential-oil Everything You Need to … Continue reading Helichrysum oil – a shame its potential has not yet been fully researched