How do you fix a disaster? Start over the right way. As of today, America is on course to have a million cases of COVID a week. That translates eventually to 10,000 dead a week – the equivalent of four 9/11s every seven days. Add in the social mixing of Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. […]
Covid is Violent
Not just guns kill people. Viruses kill people.
Combating Covid Anxiety
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 […]
Covid-19 – A Badge of Honor?
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 […]
Coronavirus Public Health Blog 4.19.20 – What You Don’t Know Can Kill You
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 […]