Eye-opening article on COVID stresses caution, puts fear in perspective

My family members have spent a great deal of time discussing the COVID pandemic. We’ve limited our contacts, donned masks when we are in public, and have largely altered our lives to avoid those outside our circle. One thing I told my husband in early March as we learned about the virus remains true. I’m not looking to the government to save me—I never have. (Article continues after photo.)

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American Medical Association shocks me with advice on holidays and COVID

It’s hard to surprise me these days as warning after warning comes from experts about COVID. My family has a long tradition when it comes to holidays. Like so many families, we spend time with each other. This year presents a dilemma. Do we come together or forego it out of concern for our elderly? When I read an article from the American Medical Association, I can honestly say I was shocked, but not in the way I expected. (Article continues after photo.) Continue reading “American Medical Association shocks me with advice on holidays and COVID”

How I’ll deal with the CDC’s policy on trick or treating 2020

How do you deal with the CDC’s advisory on Halloween? The Centers for Disease Control now classifies “Participating in traditional trick-or-treating where treats are handed to children who go door to door” as a “higher risk” activity to “avoid.” I don’t plan to avoid it, and I have a good plan to celebrate it in keeping with the tradition of my ancestors. Continue reading “How I’ll deal with the CDC’s policy on trick or treating 2020”

Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?

Chase Rice, whose music is most kindly described as new country, faced outrage after doing a concert in Tennessee this past weekend. Someone posted video and social media erupted after numerous fans hugging the stage were shown in close proximity.  Predictably many of the fans were young women disregarding the current pandemic. Continue reading “Outrage towards Chase Rice and others but praise for leader presiding over 31,000+ deaths?”

Where you’ll find reliable info on Coronavirus and where you won’t

CDC Emergency Operations Center photo
CDC Emergency Operations Center (Photo credit Alissa Eckert; Dan Higgins)

By now, unless you live like a hermit in antiquity, you know Prince Charles of Great Britain is positive for Coronavirus, or COVID-19. Media are having a field day with that one. The virus is, like other contagious illnesses, an equal opportunity offender. As all of us quarantine ourselves where possible, there are places you can find reliable information.

Let’s start with the claim the Coronavirus is three times more contagious than the flu. Continue reading “Where you’ll find reliable info on Coronavirus and where you won’t”