Amtrak drastically reducing service

https://www.washingtonpost.com/transportation/2020/06/16/amtrak-is-ending-daily-service-hundreds-stations-blame-coronavirus-pandemic-railroad-says/ Amtrak is ending daily service to hundreds of stations. Blame the coronavirus pandemic, the railroad says. Reduced schedules begin Oct. 1, affecting stations across the country An Amtrak long-distance train is seen at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 13, 2019. (Evelyn Hockstein for The Washington Post) By Luz Lazo June 16, 2020 at 5:33 … Continue reading Amtrak drastically reducing service

Why elders are indispensable to society

One statement that young people who refuse to wear masks make that drives me berserk are (essentially) that they're healthy so everything's ok. That ignores the other people they could infect, particularly the vulnerable, many of whom are elderly. It's so easy to forget about the older people in your life without remembering the many … Continue reading Why elders are indispensable to society

What amount of risk do you have if you get coronavirus?

There's been a lot of focus on how minorities, particularly African-Americans, are more likely to die than whites. It's not hard to conclude that's because they're often in worse conditions economically and geographically which promotes the underlying conditions that make COVID-19 so dangerous. However, those who are not African-Americans are not immune to the underlying … Continue reading What amount of risk do you have if you get coronavirus?

Wearing a mask is not political — it’s a matter of life and death

As a member of multiple categories of vulnerable people, I have a very personal interest in having COVID-19 defeated. And it's possible. All people need to do is something very simple. We haven't had to send our young off to war. All that's necessary is to wear a mask 100% of the time you're in … Continue reading Wearing a mask is not political — it’s a matter of life and death

Everybody should wear masks, even the police

Everyone needs to wear masks. Police should know better. They need to be a model for the citizens and to protect them. Not wearing masks kills people. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/nyregion/nypd-face-masks-nyc-protests.html Riot helmets, ballistic vests, shields, batons — fully decked-out police officers have become staples in New York City as the protests against racism and police brutality approach … Continue reading Everybody should wear masks, even the police

Are we discovering our neighbors out of sheer desperation?

The quarantining for weeks that have turned into months have made all of us more aware that social interactions are essential to our well-being. Frankly, we get a little strange without them. Many of us got the minimum necessary at work, at church, or other activities rather than at home. My classic example of this … Continue reading Are we discovering our neighbors out of sheer desperation?

Getting off a ventilator isn’t the end of problems

The cessation of the sedation that's necessary for a COVID-19 patient put on a ventilator does not mean the patient's recovered. More and more, those who don't die on the ventilator are facing lengthy recovery periods, often including a long stint in a coma. There HAS to be some better better solution. https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2020/06/07/coronavirus-ventilators-prolonged-comas/ Some covid-19 … Continue reading Getting off a ventilator isn’t the end of problems

How a busier MTA will operate

400,000 New Yorkers will come back to work Monday. Sounds like a large number but it's just a tip toe back into the real world. These are mostly people working in construction, manufacturing, and retail that delivers to the curb. When normal daily MTA ridership is 6 million, this is truly just a test. It's … Continue reading How a busier MTA will operate

This is what happens to your body when you stop wearing a bra

https://www.thelist.com/213311/when-you-stop-wearing-a-bra-this-is-what-happens-to-your-body/ When you stop wearing a bra, this is what happens to your bodyBy Lauren Barth/May 31, 2020 12:34 pm EDT/Updated: May 29, 2020 12:36 pm EDT Getting your first training bra was a major milestone and was likely considered an important and exciting rite of passage as a tween. But, over time, bras lose … Continue reading This is what happens to your body when you stop wearing a bra

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