For a year, we masked, social distanced, washed down surfaces, barely lived, and stayed home all the time. Sometimes we learned things about each other that bored us to tears! Some even said we might need to mask-FOR LIFE! Occasionally, we learned that a bit of witchcraft could cure COVID-19: take this root and that potion, and the virus will go away on its own if you stand on your head and cough. More than 200,000 American deaths and well over a million worldwide deaths later, and the virus showed no signs of ‘going away on its own.’ Businesses were … Continue reading The A, B, Cs of vaccination.
Who knows? Who knows what the long-term effects of having recovered from COVID infections are? One symptom of COVID is the effect it has on our lungs and in some cases, people need be hospitalized and in severe cases be placed on a ventilator. What’s a ventilator? It’s a machine that can breathe for you so your lungs can rest and heal from COVID-19. The people who are at most risk for this complication of COVID-19 are those over 65, have pre-existing health conditions, have autoimmune diseases and the infirm. Many look askance at someone who mentions a product on … Continue reading Autoimmunity, meet COVID!
When we stop and slow down the pace of our busy lives (as we have been forced to do with the sheltering in place that has been required of us recently with COVID-19-and just with ANY stressful situation), we have become closer to family, and realize the wonders of each blade of grass-at least I have tried to notice these things. This video shows the power of pure love, the power of slowing down for the little things in life, the power of laughter and a completely stress-free moment. It has been shown that blood drawn after laughing shows less … Continue reading Just a little love
Long ago we learned that COVID was quite the contagious virus and we learned its symptoms making us experts in viral epidemiology, (what a mouthful!) social distancing, contact-tracing and handwashing! Our country asked, we gave. We sheltered in place. Now, it’s time to get back to our old ‘norm,’ as this ‘new norm’ takes too much ‘getting used to.’ But, then there are others of us who are hesitant to dip their toes in the waters. After all, if we don’t get this reentry thing right, there will be a resurgence of cases and we’ll be set back some months, … Continue reading The challenges of COVID-19
Surely you’re joking! Leaving death and carnage in its wake, coronavirus has shown us financial hardships beyond those most of us have ever known, or shed light on how a once-thriving economy can now sputter by on fumes. However, wherever we go, America’s first responders have been the real heroes. A second hero, less sung, are those who offer stress relief or entertainment-at their expense-because they can. These might be from our entertainers giving global musical concerts from their home music studios to raise awareness of a global issue that needs attention or just to provide entertainment. Another might be … Continue reading The Joy (?) of COVID-19