Twenty-seven thousand dead. That is the estimate of the Institute of Health Metrics at the University of Washington for the number of Floridians dead by Covid through the end of 2020. Their guess: by New Year’s twice as many Floridians will be dead of the virus than now. Has IHME been accurate? Pretty much. As […]
Coronavirus Public Health Blog – Hype or Hope?
Which of these contentions is true: It’s going to disappear. One day – it’s like a miracle – it will disappear. Peak cases in the U.S. will occur in the next four weeks. We have it totally under control. It going to be just fine. This epidemic will peak in the summer, recur in the […]
Could Reading Books Be Key To Living Long?
Books for Long Life Can reading books provide you a longer life? Is reading itself a key to better survival? A recent study from Yale argues that the active reading of books (more so than periodicals, sorry,) may give you a better chance to continue reading for a long, long time. The research went back to […]
“Evidence Based” Medicine? (7/22/13)
What’s the Evidence? Modern medicine’s recent mantra is to become “evidence based.” No more listening to anecdote. No more acceptance of poorly performed studies. Now we will look at “hard evidence” and properly designed trials to determine how to best treat human beings. And for evidence based medicine, death is a “hard” end point. These […]
A little knowledge can go a long way (the story of John Snow – 3/19/12)
Getting Healthy – Simply Europe’s medieval cathedrals were built without the benefit of Newton’s “modern” physics. Masons constructed holy edifices of stone without truly understanding what kept them aloft. They still stand. They still provoke amazement. And people can restore their health and regenerate their bodies without complete knowledge of how the process works. Like […]