Not just guns kill people. Viruses kill people.
Feeling anxious? Join the club. People are not just worried about this pandemic, but the next. Take a look at the National Center for Health Statistics survey of anxiety and depression in this country ( https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/covid19/pulse/mental-health.htm). In late April about a third of U.S. adults had symptoms of depression and anxiety – 40.2% for those aged […]
Recently, President Donald Trump declared having achieved more Covid-19 tests and cases than any other country provides America “a badge of honor (https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52733220). ” If 100,000 deaths (it’s actually more – https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-power-rest/202004/brief-note-coronavirus-deaths) is a “badge of honor,” will 200,00 or 300,000 deaths mark a “return to greatness?” Sadly, the statement demonstrates an administration conceptually incapable to […]
Parents teach their children not to run in front of speeding cars. To survive a crisis, you learn from those who handle it well. As of today Taiwan has had six deaths from coronavirus, South Korea 234. Both learned from previous lethal coronaviruses, SARS and MERS. Both have robust public health structures where epidemic response […]
How to Control Covid-19’s First Wave Where’s St. Patrick when we need him? Perhaps he decamped to the countries, like Singapore and South Korea, that have most successfully dealt with coronavirus. They learned from what came before. In 2003 SARS came out of Guangdong province, southern China and caused a fatality rate of 8%. It […]