October 31st, 2020 falls on a Saturday. It’s far too soon to know the weather, but the fact that there’s a full moon is pretty unlikely to change. In other years, this would be a Hallowe’en-lover’s dream. And I, as you know, am a Hallowe’en lover.
Recently, the CDC began releasing comorbidity data for use in hospital tracking and differential diagnosis. Social media seized on this as yet another excuse to declare COVID-19 a hoax. It’s not a hoax, people; COVID-19 can kill you.
There’s a great deal of information available on protective gear and its recommended use during the present pandemic. In a healthcare environment, full gowns, face shields, masks, and gloves are frequently used when there’s any great chance of exposure. The general public, on the other hand, is advised to wear cloth masks, wash their hands, and stay away from people.
But there a lot of essential workers out there who have no choice but to deal with the outside world and (more…)
The following is basic medical knowledge backed by science, and I’ve linked the science for you. Very little of this is new; the concepts have been around for quite a while now, and we’ve spent decades refining our knowledge. Most is not a matter for discussion; it is factual rather than opinion, and should be treated as such. (more…)
The answer to this one’s a little complicated. The TL;DR version is, no, the U.S. government hasn’t downloaded a secret COVID-19 app to your phone in order to track you. Some governments are doing this, but the U.S. and Canada are not among them.
This doesn’t mean your movements aren’t being tracked. It just means you probably (more…)
There’s a ton of anger toward Donald Trump for his mishandling of the present outbreak. I understand it; at present, I myself am quite disappointed. There’s a few things that ought to have been done much sooner, and we should examine them.
We have too few doctors, nurses, nurse’s aides, people trained in hazmat disposal, (more…)
Yes, there’s a plague. And for some of us, today really sucks. Doctors and nurses are getting burned out — and worse, sick — and things are still just ramping up. The numbers look bad and tomorrow they’ll look worse and a week from now we’re going to look back on today and wish it was still only as bad as this.