Are Chickens and Monkeys Dominating the Health Headlines?

“The sky is falling, the sky is falling,” is a famous quote from Chicken Little Story found in the Grimm Brothers fairy tales. Just Mathias Thiele first published it in the Danish Language in the early 1800s. However, folklore has … Continue reading

Hiding Data Because It Might Be Misunderstood Is Not Right

I remember that coronavirus data was everywhere during the first several months of the pandemic. Then, it appeared that databases were no longer being updated, and others consolidated into more centralized control. Data was then being parsed. The numbers supported … Continue reading

Coronavirus Vaccine Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

We have been hearing that the COVID-19 vaccine will mean a return to a normal life. It is right around the corner. It could be here before the Fall Elections. It might even be free! But… The big ‘but’ is … Continue reading

400 Thousand Covid-19 Deaths by January 1st – Myth or Reality?

CNBC News reported today that over 400,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 by January 1st, 2021 ( I saw this headline and looked at the article and thought seriously about its likelihood. American deaths from COVID-19 are nearing 190,000 ( … Continue reading

Stressed by News Headlines About COVID19?

News headlines affect people differently. Some ignore them. Others panic. Stress is our reaction, mental and emotional, to tensions, changes, or challenges from people and events around us. Stress from news headlines affects our health It is what we decide … Continue reading

Too Much COVID-19 Testing Bad for America?

Daily, we hear of this state or that city recording record numbers of new COVID-19 cases. We are never told the commensurate numbers of new hospitalizations or daily deaths attributed to COVID-19 though. Now, there is a media shift from … Continue reading

COVID-19, FDR, and Churchill

Winston Churchill led his nation during a time when fear was rampant in England. One of his better-known quotes was, “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” We face a similar situation today with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear and … Continue reading

Hydroxychloroquine and COVID-19 – Truth, Myth, or Politics?

What is true or false in media today? Let me clarify my position before I continue writing this article. I stopped watching and reading any commercial news presentations/newspapers/articles in the late ‘80s. The credibility of a news story is difficult … Continue reading

Sweden’s Approach to Coronavirus – Right or Wrong?

Sweden has a unique approach to coronavirus. They have not shut the country down, as nearly every other country in the world has. There is a lot of controversy in Sweden among virologists and government. Regardless, if you want to … Continue reading

Wrong Numbers Being Reported on Coronavirus?

The media loves to report doom, gloom, fear, and panic. And, people react to it. It sells. When you get a steady diet of fear and panic day after day, many of us tend to tune out. I see a … Continue reading