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Masked Walking

Saturday was sunny and warm in Connecticut. I went out for a walk and saw a lot of people. Almost none were wearing masks. What were they thinking? At a homeowners association meeting in FL before I came North, a woman said she did not need to wear a mask because she is not infected. […]

Do What The Doctor Tells You

In the old days of medicine, a common mantra was “Do as the doctor told you”. In Health Attitude: Unraveling and Solving the Complexities of Healthcare, I suggested patients should take more responsibility for their health and question their doctors and collaborate with them. I am quite fortunate to know a lot of doctors, some […]

McDistancing for Lunch

While driving back to CT from PA, it became time for lunch. What to do? McDonalds made it really easy. We pulled into one of four parking spaces designated for delivery. We placed a lunch order on the iPhone McDonalds app. My credit card is stored in the app so there was no need for […]

Will Clinical Trials Give Us The Best Cure For Covid-19?

In last week’s e-brief, I listed a number of terms from our coronavirus related vocabulary. A very important addition to the list is the term clinical trials. With the high mortality we are experiencing from Covid-19, there is a tremendous interest in finding therapies and vaccines, and finding them fast. A particular drug which cures […]

Do We Really Need 100,000 Contact Tracers?

According to lexicographer and dictionary expert Susie Dent, the average active vocabulary of an adult English speaker is around 20,000 words. We also have a passive vocabulary of around 40,000 words, words we have stored but don’t use. The current environment is adding to our active vocabularies. It seems every day we hear the words […]