Headlines Not Able to Share Joy & Good News

I wandered through various websites looking for a topic to write about today, and I noticed a positive headline about the pandemic virus. CDC: US COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Down 15 Percent from Last Week https://www.newsmax.com/health-news/covid-hospitalization-cases-down/2021/10/01/id/1038743/ I thought that was good … Continue reading

Will the 21st Century Have the First Person to Live Longer Than 130 Years?

The current pandemic kills older adults more rapidly than any other demographic. There are many reasons – multiple health problems being at the top of the list. The lifespan of Americans rose to 78.8 in 2019, up slightly from the … Continue reading

Can the Pandemic Restrictions End by Christmas?

All of us want a return to normal – no face masks, social distancing, and more. Over three million people a day are getting vaccinated – over one hundred million a month. Demand for the coronavirus vaccine will wane within … Continue reading

Gallup Poll Shows a Significant Shift in Perception About the Pandemic

Fear is probably the number one word that described Americans’ perception of the pandemic one year ago. Too many unknowns too quickly. The virus was killing older adults, and hospitals were not capable of handling the increasing caseloads. We have … Continue reading

Removing State Mandate for Face Masks – Good Idea or Not?

Yesterday, the governor of Texas announced the removal of the state mandate for wearing face masks starting on March 10, 2021. He delegated that responsibility to business owners. It is the decision of the business owner to require face masks. … Continue reading

Is Coronavirus Really the Leading Cause of Death in the United States?

Staggering death tolls! Equivalents to September 11, 2001 terrorists attack daily! Headlines, when do you believe them? I recently compared deaths from COVID-19 to deaths from cancer. It is not in the same league, yet. Coronavirus Mortality Rate Headline https://www.aol.com/lifestyle/covid-19-now-leading-cause-171910502.html … Continue reading

Is Overweight the New Target to Reduce Coronavirus Deaths?

I noticed a headline today about being overweight increases the mortality rate for coronavirus. The Fox News article stated that 71% of Americans are overweight and are now considered to be high-risk for severe illness and death because of it. … Continue reading

CDC COVID-19 Hospitalization Data Base Accessible

For a while, the government provided public access to the COVID-19 Hospitalization Data Base. It was shut down suddenly and immediately opened again. The website is https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/covidnet/COVID19_5.html. One section of the database is for COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital. … Continue reading

When Do We Bite the COVID-19 Bullet?

We know a lot more about COVID-19 today than we did three months ago. We know that older people with pre-existing conditions are the most susceptible to dying from or with COVID-19. We know that masks and social distancing work … Continue reading

How Does NYC Coronavirus compare to the World?

An article I found today in The Week showed statistics from the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene about death rates in NYC. It reported that about half the coronavirus cases are found in adults under … Continue reading