I’ll start by saying I love the name of this podcast series: Demented. There — right in the title — Kitty Eisle blurted out the taboo word. She developed this podcast series because, for better or worse, she became a parent to her parent. “Kitty’s dad was experiencing cognitive decline, but she felt like she was the one losing her mind.” A must listen.
It turns out that both Covid-19 and tuberculosis are spread by aerosols dispersed into the air by tidal breathing or ordinary restful inhalation and exhalation. It is not enough, then, to beware of the cough. Amidst a global surge in TB during Covid times, Covid is teaching us something important about the transmission of a disease that is a very old foe indeed.
Can a hospital justify defying a COVID-19 vaccination mandate for staff on the grounds that it would cause them to close their doors?
Apparently, it is the new must have on your resume.
The shortage of food for school lunch programs has finally hit the press. The New York Times tags it as a labor shortage, no make that a supply shortage. Perhaps it is both. But those who emphasize the shortage is the end result of the decision to make school lunch free to all students during the pandemic know very little about just how skimpy a federally funded school lunch can be in pandemic times under the waiver of many school lunch nutritional requirements. They may also know very little about childhood poverty in the U.S.
Apparently not. No surprises here. There is significant data, from outside the COVID-19 universe, that it is the incentive of hard cash that, if anything, can help motivate the move toward health and wellness seeking behavior. Did anybody in Missouri actually consult anyone else in advance? Who advised that a lottery would draw large numbers of people into the vaccination fold?
This article is the best I have seen of its type, humanizing the cost to university employees of the return to face to face education with no social distancing and vaccination requirements.
Seen at the Senior Citizens’ Center in Red Lodge Montana.