Today is the day. You’re getting vaccinated. Scientists, drug companies, government workers, volunteer subjects, distribution companies and health systems have all worked intensely for 11 months with one goal in mind: to get a life-saving vaccine to you as soon as possible. As described in my last post, distribution HAS been challenging. My mother, over 90 years old and living in California, is still waiting.Continue reading
I’m sure that most of you have thought about what you will do at Thanksgiving during the Covid-19 pandemic. I have three recommendations: Go ahead and celebrate Thanksgiving, make it a day of joy. Be extra careful and absolutely avoid a traditional large indoor family gathering. Decide on the best plan possible that makes sense for you and others. Make sure that any guests […]Continue reading
We are midway into November 2020. Across the United States we are now in the third wave of Covid-19 and the number of new cases daily is higher than in the previous two waves. One out of every 30 people in the US has had Covid. It is very likely that you know of someone who has had Covid.Continue reading
Our battle with COVID-19 is evolving into a marathon, not a sprint. We are all sooner or later going to experience an emotional meltdown. An obvious example of this is the frequent arguing about masks in public places. A less public but extremely common problem is the squabbles that are occurring at home as people get on each other’s nerves.Continue reading
About 6 months ago, I asked the question: “How Bad will it get?” There were no clear answers. At that time there were some predictions that as many as 200,000 people would die of Covid-19 in the United States. That seemed like a large number. For a while, Covid was concentrated in New York and the Northeast. If Covid stopped there, the numbers would not reach 200,000.
However, Covid-19 did not stop there. It has spread to all areas of the country and in both urban and, surprising to me, rural areas. It becomes controlled in one place and pops up in another. The number of deaths is now past 200,000 and marching towards 300,000. My question is now: “When will this end?”Continue reading