Despite the decrease in numbers, people are still getting COVID-19.

Just a brief note tonight. I spent some time today trying to help with health care for two friends who became infected with COVID-19 this past week. Both have been remarkably compulsive about trying to avoid infection but despite their caution became infected. They can’t even identify the source of their infection.  One developed increasedContinue reading “Despite the decrease in numbers, people are still getting COVID-19.”

Ventilation, the forgotten protection for children in their school classes.

In honor of the first day of school in Michigan tomorrow, I wanted to bring attention to an article in the Wall Street Journal that reinforces an important concept for COVID-19 safety in classrooms. It is that by simply increasing ventilation and airflow in classrooms, respiratory clouds that contain the SARS-CoV-2 virus can be disrupted before theyContinue reading “Ventilation, the forgotten protection for children in their school classes.”

Social Distancing does work!

To end the week, I want to talk about the impressive impact of social distancing. As you can tell from these curves, remarkable changes have happened in the United States in just the past 10 days. This is the period after strict social distancing guidelines and shelter in place were enforced by most states. AsContinue reading “Social Distancing does work!”

Why Do Young Healthy People Die-Continued.

There are several articles out today on the evolving finding that coronavirus infection appears to result in a binary outcome in otherwise healthy young people; you are either well with minimal symptoms or (in a minority) you get life-threatening disease. I’ve written about this topic before, but articles from Science Magazine and on CNN reinforceContinue reading “Why Do Young Healthy People Die-Continued.”

Focus Everyone: These are the most important weeks of the pandemic!

I have a short but important blog today. Over the next few weeks the first wave of the pandemic will crest in most of the US. What makes this time so important is that this first surge of the virus cuts through the population most aggressively. There is no immunity among us and the spread can beContinue reading “Focus Everyone: These are the most important weeks of the pandemic!”

Seven reasons to be optimistic about the coronavirus pandemic

I thought I would end the week on a positive note! Despite the remarkable challenges we are facing there are reasons to be optimistic. Science, circumstances and even natures evolution may combine to make this event managable and something we can learn from for future pandemics. Here are seven reasons why the US could controlContinue reading “Seven reasons to be optimistic about the coronavirus pandemic”

Why more young people are getting sick with coronavirus infections…

Executive Summary There has been a noted increase in young people getting seriously sick with coronavirus infection While young people are much less likely to become seriously ill with the infection, it was always clear that it could happen There may be medical reasons behind these serious illnesses including immune problems. Some individuals immune systemsContinue reading “Why more young people are getting sick with coronavirus infections…”

Covid-19 Testing vs. Social Distancing

A lot has been said about testing for COVID-19. Many people have suggested that we have been late in getting mass testing started. In fact, even without a test we did the prudent tasks of social distancing and essentially instituting a quarantine on anyone from affected areas (travel ban from Asia). It is always betterContinue reading “Covid-19 Testing vs. Social Distancing”