Category Archives: Coronavirus

Notes from a Covid Doc

by Norbert Goldfield MD (August 3rd 2020)   Still Working with Patients with After Effects: My COVID experiences this week in part revolve around helping one of my patients now permanently disabled from the after-effects of COVID; large numbers of … Continue reading

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Irresponsible!

Just in case Lee Zeldin and company forget how irresponsible they are, see our prior post about Zeldin in Tulsa, at the Trump rally, and Zeldin on Airforce One without a mask. And now we are seeing the direct consequence: … Continue reading

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Stepien or Parscale? The Corona virus does not care.

WaPo reports that  “Trump replaces campaign manager as polls show him trailing Joe Biden in 2020 race”. President Trump announced on Facebook Wednesday evening that Bill Stepien would become his campaign manager, replacing Brad Parscale,… Recent national and swing-state polls … Continue reading

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They Live in this Country. God Help Us.

Submitted by Rita Wasserman.   Here is the problem:

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The Scale of Testing Compared to the Scale of the Outbreak

Fox News, Trump (and Zeldin) are blaming the current resurgence of Covid-19 cases on increased testing.  So let’s have a look at the data!  I highly recommend this website: https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus-testing. The following graphs come from this site which has data … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin Promoting Massive COVID Super-spreader Event

The reelection campaign for U.S. President Donald Trump required attendees reserving tickets for a June 20, 2020, rally in Tulsa to agree they will not sue the campaign or event organizers should they be exposed to COVID-19 at the event. … Continue reading

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Lee Zeldin’s Record

No matter where you live — Montauk or Manorville, Smithtown or Shirley, Patchogue or Port Jefferson — we all want our communities to thrive. To do that, we need a representative who puts our needs first: safe drinking water and … Continue reading

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Lowe’s or Home Depot? Your call.

Marvin Ellison, is the CEO of Lowe’s Lowe’s announced Wednesday that it would assist minority-owned businesses with $25 million in grants to support efforts to relaunch the American economy. Lowe’s is dishing out the funds to help small businesses, especially home … Continue reading

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Anxiety, or A Day in the Life of a Covid-Vulnerable

May.  Late morning, midweek.  Parked at the curb of our village post office, I was in the passenger seat waiting for my gloved-and-masked husband to return with our mailbox key and any mail.  I noticed a 30-something couple out bicycling.  … Continue reading

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Recipe for Fundamental Social Change (from Judith Hope)

Everybody is missing the key element of this challenge.  Fundamental social change will not happen at the national level. (Although courageous and coherent national leadership would be really helpful.). It must come from the grassroots up. It must begin in … Continue reading

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Protesting the Callous Murder of George Floyd right here in Bridgehampton

PLEASE READ THIS MESSAGE IN ITS ENTIRETY We are moved to action after the vicious and callous murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters all over the country who demand an … Continue reading

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Virtual Forum: 8 hours and 46 minutes

Dear Friends, Over the past week, there have been thousands of people gathering together across the country to protest and rally against injustices against the black and brown community. There have been renewed calls for accountability, transparency and reform of a system that that … Continue reading

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Protest in Commack drawing criticism

Some insightful letters to Newsday: The behavior of a few unruly demonstrators at the recent Commack protest was shameful [“Trump cheers LI protesters,” News, May 17]. If these few were, say, 4% of the demonstrators, the other 96% could have … Continue reading

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Children with Coronavirus Produce the Same Amount of Virus as Adults

We all know that kids seem protected against the coronavirus (SARS CoV-2) that causes COVID-19 disease.  They rarely get ill, although there are reports of serious and deadly disease.   A different issue,  is whether children can be asymptomatic carriers … Continue reading

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Is the healthcare “free market” working for you?

Journalist Jon Walker published a new piece for The American Prospect titled, “A Guide to the Nightmare of Getting Health Insurance in a Pandemic,” which detailed the absurdity of the U.S. system. Walker paints a picture of a healthcare system … Continue reading

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Rampant Asymptomatic COVID-19 in a Homeless Shelter

I have previously written about “the forgotten” and why Coronavirus infection in these populations affects us all.  I am talking about people in prisons, people in nursing homes and people in homeless shelters.  Outbreaks of COVID-19 in these populations do … Continue reading

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Is the East End ‘Open for Business’ as Usual?

Gurney’s Inn, long an iconic resort on Long Island’s eastern tip at Montauk (June 5, 2013) Credit: Doug Kuntz Some East End resorts are planning to open soon. Contrary to some assertions that misinterpret Governor Cuomo’s Executive Orders, resorts are … Continue reading

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Voting in the Pandemic Era: Safety First.

Safety First (in the Southampton Press) As the officers of the Southampton Town Democratic Committee, we wanted to share some thoughts about the controversial decision to cancel the New York State Presidential Primary. We understand that there are Democrats who … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor

Zeldin’s Anti-Vaxxer Donor Joins Reopen Protests, Opposes Any Future COVID-19 Vaccine Does Lee Zeldin agree with risking New Yorkers lives? As Governor Cuomo prepares a statewide plan to reopen safely, Lee Zeldin donor and staunch anti-vaccine advocate Rita Palma joined calls to … Continue reading

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Visiting New York City

I have not been in the city since late February 2020. Much has changed.  It is now a ghost town.  Nobody rides the subway and there are no cabs.  On the bright side, there are plenty of parking spaces and … Continue reading

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