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

Colds, Flu, and Coronavirus Together Possible?

The trifecta of respiratory diseases is within reason. The triple whammy of health hazards is around the corner. Be wary and be careful with everyone around you – ‘praemonitus, praemunitus’ (forewarned is forearmed). This article and other early warnings will … Continue reading

COVID-19, Seasonal Influenza, and Allergies Symptoms Not the Same

Doctors treat symptoms, not causes of disease. Hence, it is critical to pay attention to your symptoms to receive the right treatment. COVID-19, seasonal influenza, and allergies have similar and different symptoms. What if you have a fever, cough, sneezing, … Continue reading

How Many Really Die From COVID-19?

An official in San Diego reported this week that only six people died from ‘pure’ COVID-19. Those six had no pre-existing conditions. San Diego county’s death toll from COVID-19 is 194 as of las.t Thursday. San Diego’s population is 3,300,000 … Continue reading

Confusion Reigns

I wonder who is deciding what numbers to report daily. We see that the number of people dying of seasonal influenza is lower than expected. We see that the number of COVID-19 deaths is increasing. Yet, there is a distinction … Continue reading

Are Coronavirus Death Statistics as Expected or Worse?

I have been reviewing the coronavirus death statistics over the past couple of days. I am hearing the terms deaths ‘due to coronavirus’ and ‘deaths with coronavirus.’ That bothers me a bit to lump in a person who dies of … 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

At What Age Must I Worry About the Coronavirus

Let’s assume a worst-case scenario for you. You have been told you have the coronavirus. What do the demographics show us regarding age, sex, etc.? We hear that if you are over 60 or 65 years of age, then the … Continue reading

It Can Be That Easy

Seems like every day we are hearing about health care and getting it confused with health insurance. Think back to the late 1990’s. It wasn’t that difficult. It was almost as easy as buying insurance for your car or home. … Continue reading