Introduction This Straight No Chaser addresses why testing for COVID-19 still matters. We’ve diagnosed 1 million Americans with COVID-19. The US is testing at a rate of 16.4 tests per 1,000 people (Comparatively, Spain and Italy – the countries with the second and third highest number of cases – have tested 22.3 and 29.7 tests … Continue reading Why Testing for COVID-19 Still Matters
Available Personal Protective Equipment Act now! Secure your families and your health with the following. We’ve been offering 3-layer protective surgical masks for a few weeks now and continue to do so. We’re now offering gloves because COVID-19 can be transmitted from surfaces to your hands. From there it can get within you through contact … Continue reading Available Personal Protective Equipment – Last 2 Days of Free Shipping!
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Introduction This Straight, No Chaser asks a straightforward question: Where’s the PPE for the public? Much has been made of the need to care for our first responders. I get that. I’m one of those, and I thank you for your support and encouragement. I am also concerned about first exposed. As data rolls in, … Continue reading PPE For the Public!
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser offers ten recommendations to help us be ready to safely reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic. Question of the Day I received a great question via social media. Here it is. “What would you do today going forward? What is past is over, we can hopefully learn from it, but we … Continue reading Ten Recommendations to Get America Ready to Safely Reopen after COVID-19
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Introduction This Straight, No Chaser asks you to think about the COVID-19 endgame. Remember the notion that COVID-19 will disappear with the warm weather? It’s a pretty embarrassing misapplication of logic and another illustration that correlation is not causation. The virus lives instead of us, and you’ll recall that our temperatures approximate 98.6 degrees, right? … Continue reading The COVID-19 Endgame You Want to Avoid
Introduction This Straight No Chaser addresses when stay at home shouldn’t be governing your decisions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. When Time is Tissue Let’s not get mixed messages about “Stay at Home.” COVID-19 is all the rage, but other diseases such as heart attacks, strokes and asthma will still end up killing … Continue reading When Stay at Home is the Wrong Choice
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser offers five questions and answers about masks to be used against COVID-19. Wasn’t it first recommended that we not wear masks? Yes, but that wasn’t based on science. It was based on prioritizing the scarce supplies of masks to the public. The supply sufficiently changed so that the recommendation changed. … Continue reading Questions and Answers about Masks for COVID-19
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser reviews the proposal criteria set by the Trump administration for phased reopening America and restarting the economy. This post reviews gating criteria for the states and Phase One of reopening. Proposed State or Regional Gating Criteria These are the criteria needing to be satisfied before proceeding to the phased opening. … Continue reading Reopening America During a Pandemic: Phase One
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser looks at mental health as an equivalent of an upcoming pandemic. The general American population (and perhaps the world in differing amounts) is about to get a up close look at what is known as social determinants of health. With another 5.2 million Americans filing for unemployment (raising the number … Continue reading The Other Upcoming Pandemic
Introduction This Straight, No Chaser looks at some lingering COVID-19 questions. Many of these have been prompted by a recent study. According to Reuters, S. Korea has reported that at least 116 people who were thought to have recovered from COVID-19 have tested positive for it again. This is an introduction to the reality that … Continue reading Lingering COVID-19 Questions, from Reinfection to Reopening
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