Category Archives: Health Care

I am Pissed off!

From Perry Gershon: I am pissed off! The Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, said yesterday that state and local governments should declare bankruptcy if they find themselves in a financial hole due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Is he serious? How in … Continue reading

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How Fast is the Coronavirus spreading?

Rt is a key measure of how fast the virus is spreading. It’s the average number of people who become infected by an infected and infectious person. Rt = 1 means one infected person infects one other person on average. … Continue reading

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Finally, Biden speaks out

  Watch the video on YouTube! The Trump agenda: Let’s make America poor again. Let’s make America sick again. Let’s make America jobless again. Let’s make America the laughing stock of the world. Let’s make America powerless again.  (Putin’s goal!) … Continue reading

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Children as Likely to Get Coronavirus as Adults, but Don’t Get Sick.

Does Your Kid Have to Wear a Mask Outside?  The CDC is asking all adults to wear masks. But what about kids? By Tara Santora  Apr 10 2020, 8:25 AM   Why is this question so important?  If children were … Continue reading

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No Surprise

From Southampton Press: No Surprise For those of us inclined to pay close attention to the Trump administration, this aspect in particular stands out: the undoing of all varieties of federal regulation. Environmental, banking, consumer and health regulations have been … Continue reading

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Are we Failing our Seniors by not Providing COVID-19 Testing?

Laura Ahearn just released the following: STATEMENT FROM STATE SENATE CANDIDATE  DEMOCRAT LAURA AHEARN (SD-1) Nearly Half of Suffolk County COVID-19 Deaths Occurred at Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities  – Transparency Will Bring Needed Resources –   “On Monday April … Continue reading

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Dr. Norbert’s Notes

April 15, 2020 My 3rd ICU Covid-19 patient is not doing well;  I can now get testing and millions of unemployed will lose their health insurance. My third Covid patient ICU patient is not doing well.  He is intubated. For … Continue reading

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Slap in the Face of New Yorkers

Long Island needs a leader right now, not a rubber stamp for the Trump administration’s irresponsible policies and erratic procedures. That’s not how a member of Congress should act. Congressional District NY-01 in Suffolk County should have a representative who … Continue reading

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Cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients that do poorly?

Image of the cytokine IP-10   I have been reading some reports about cytokine storms in patients with COVID-19 that fare poorly and end up on ventilators in the ICU. Here is one such study which was submitted for publication … Continue reading

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Trump Approval and Consumer Confidence since COVID-19

Looks like all leaders are getting a significant approval boost from COVID-19 with a few exceptions: Obrador (Mexico), Bolsanoro (Brasil), Abe (Japan), see above.  Trump’s approval is up from -10 to -5. The approval ratings surged much more dramatically for … Continue reading

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4 Bests

1. Best mask ever   2. Best read this morning: What We Pretend to Know About the Coronavirus Could Kill Us https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/03/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-fake-news.html?referringSource=articleShare   3. Best video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxF_CDDJ0YI Tony Schwartz: The Truth About Trump | Oxford Union Q&A.  This is the … Continue reading

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How Insurers are Covering COVID-19

from Healthcare Dive. Updated April 3, 2020 • By Samantha Liss Insurers are weighing how best to respond to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus as cases swell in the U.S. Here is a tracker to follow the latest policy … Continue reading

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Warning from the Virologists

    This is a very interesting paper!  It is a detailed virological and immunological study of 9 patients with COVID-19, presenting from Jan 23 – 27, 2020, all with mild upper respiratory symptoms (not requiring ICU admission or ventilators) … Continue reading

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The Case for Masks

The headlines and what the reasoning is behind them: Austria makes masks compulsory as protection debate shifts! Four European countries make masks mandatory! From Czech Doctors  & Citizens – The CRUCIAL MISSING Coronavirus Protection Guideline https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVEVve-3QeM A University of San … Continue reading

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Quaranteam

I love it!  

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Kinsa’s thermometers

This is probably the most exciting thing I have read related to COVID in some time. This from the NYT “Kinsa’s thermometers upload the user’s temperature readings to a centralized database; the data enable the company to track fevers across … Continue reading

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“She didn’t deserve to die this way”

Dated March 30, 2020 Dear Colleagues and Friends: Three days ago I had no Covid-19 patients in the hospital. Two days ago there were two in critical care. One of the two, a patient for more than 20 years, died … Continue reading

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From London: If you are over 65 with COVID-19, good luck

The numbers are normalized per 100,000 population.  Since the US is a far larger country the number of deaths will be far larger. Daily deaths are predicted to peak after around three months if people don’t change their behaviour. Image: … Continue reading

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Fox News Coverage is Dangerous

Written by Allison Fisher Research contributions from Ted MacDonald Published 03/23/20 5:17 PM EDT Fox News coronavirus coverage looks eerily similar to its climate crisis coverage — and is just as dangerous There are similarities between the COVID-19 pandemic and … Continue reading

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Advice from a New York City ICU Doc

Dr. Frugoni in California:  This is the best explanation of how to protect yourselves, family and friends by a knowledgeable and calm doctor working the frontlines in NYC. Well worth listening to the entire 56 minutes. Dr. Posnett: This is … Continue reading

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