Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:29 pm § in Health, Politics, Racism

Studies show racial disparity in Covid-19 treatment

Treating Covid-19 is still a work in progress. (So is preventing infections, but we won’t go into that here.) Disease experts, drug developers, and doctors are still learning what treatments and drugs are helpful to save severely ill Covid-19 patients. When Trump was hospitalized, and apparent[...]

January 22nd, 2022 - 11:02 am § in Health

Washington’s hospital emergency

Hospitals in Washington State issued an urgent plea to the public asking residents to do their part and reduce the pressure on health care facilities overwhelmed by the coronavirus. In a statement released on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022, King County hospitals underscored the rapid increase in illness in[...]

January 18th, 2022 - 12:03 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, News Media

Talent agency drops Fox host for comnparing Dr. Fauci to infamous Nazi doctor

Fox host (or ex-host, that isn’t clear yet) Lara Logan (bio here) won’t get any more gigs from United Talent Agency (profile here). She’s so nasty and vile, they want nothing to do with her. She may have lost her Fox Nation gig, too; at the very least, Fox executives have buried he[...]

January 18th, 2022 - 11:32 am § in Health, Law and Courts

Justice Gorsuch is a jerk

“Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch doesn’t just sit in a stolen seat on the nation’s high court,” Huffington Post says (here). “He’s also apparently a terrible co-worker [according to] an NPR report that said Gorsuch refuses to wear a face mask to protect against COVID-1[...]

January 17th, 2022 - 5:29 pm § in Health

Guide to who’s not vaccinated in Seattle

“Seattle is one of the most vaccinated major metro areas in the nation,” the Seattle Times says here. Even so, as of early December, there were about 216,000 unvaccinated people over age 18 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, and that probably hasn’t changed much because most [...]

January 17th, 2022 - 1:22 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Get vaccinated or walk

People in Manila, Philippines, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 to ride on public transportation starting Monday, January 17, 2022, ABC News reported here. The edict was issued because the country’s infections are up 40 times since Christmas. There’s squawking, of course, but no[...]

January 15th, 2022 - 6:25 pm § in Health

How to respond to Covid deniers when they’re dying

Yes, I know. But, really, not like this. (To learn about the more nuanced approach adopted by a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, go here.) The decent and civilized thing to do is to keep them in your thoughts, pray for their recovery, and after that fails, express your sympathy to the surviving fa[...]

January 14th, 2022 - 11:02 pm § in Economics, Health, Law and Courts

Making sense of Supreme Court’s vaccine ruling

The Supreme Court issued a baffling ruling on Thursday upholding Biden’s vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in facilities receiving Medicare or Medicaid funds, but struck down an OSHA rule that covered the employers of 80 million American workers. The next day, Friday, January 14, 2022, fo[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 11:27 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Surprise! Cuba is a Covid-19 vaccine powerhouse

Cuba’s homegrown biotech sector has developed FIVE vaccines against Covid-19, all of which offer 90%-plus efficacy. Cuba pours resources into healthcare, and has doctors and clinics in every neighborhood. To fight Covid-19, it’s vaccinating every Cuban over age 2, and most of its people [...]

January 12th, 2022 - 7:27 pm § in Health

Can N95 masks be used more than once?

Early in the pandemic, we were told to let health care workers have the limited supply of N95 masks, and the other types were good enough for general public use. But supplies have improved, Omicron variant is much more transmissible, and now health experts recommend N95s for everyone. But they’[...]