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

Quarantine is Not What Happens to You!

Stress is compounded in people when they do not recognize that a stressor is affecting them. It is also a problem when they recognize they are stressed, and they will not let it go. It is not what happens to … Continue reading

Seasonal Influenza vs COVID-19

Both COVID-19 and seasonal influenza viruses cause upper respiratory illnesses. Seasonal influenza infects up to 50 million people annually. Flu deaths range between 25,000 to 62,000 each year in the United States. COVID-19 infections in the United States are at … Continue reading

Nursing Homes and the Big C – COVID-19

Until COVID-19 entered our lives, the real viral threat each year was seasonal influenza. Millions of people caught it each year regardless of vaccines. Thousands of people died from it. Or, in the new vernacular, died with seasonal flu. Nursing … Continue reading

Why Do So Many Elderly Die of, with, or from COVID-19?

We hear about COVID-19 deaths taking a major toll on the elderly, especially those with multiple pre-existing conditions. Why are the elderly more susceptible? Age? Multiple diseases? Other? We need to know the cause of so many elderly dying from … Continue reading

Not All Pandemics Are Treated Alike

I read an article recently about the killer pandemic of 1969. It compared the Hong Kong H3N2 pandemic to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-four-news was non-existent in the late ‘60s. However, little news was published about it. We hear daily … Continue reading

Aging Problem #203 Increases Your Risk of Death from Coronavirus

I wrote a couple of books on aging and longevity. I do not have a list with more than two-hundred aging problems in either book. The number ‘203’ (arbitrary number) signifies that there are many causes of problems, especially aging. … Continue reading