Public Health

Does History Repeat?
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ub Fri, 01/14/2022 - 20:46

Seriously…While it is often remarked that "history repeats itself", in cycles of less than cosmological duration can this be strictly true?

Historic recurrences of the "striking-similarity" type can sometimes induce a sense of "convergence", "resonance" or déjà vu.

Attacks on houses of worship https://apnews.com/article/religion-texas-fort-worth-70bf98670cb880156c…

New Year Fears
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ub Wed, 12/29/2021 - 05:32

Americans may wish to seriously consider canceling all their New Year’s plans: Omicron and Delta are coming to crash your party.

The problem is that The party will go on, because not enough of US care. Public health officials are warning party animals to stay on a short leash because #COVID is still out on the prowl and ready to howl.

Our Corona 2021

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Coronavirus cases alarm as they continue to be on the rise amid the ' OMICRON ' threat, as many new cases in 24 hours periods.

In an old theory, the last gasp is the fifth wave which is longer and stronger. Is this what may be happening to the Covid Virus? The virus could be about to mutate into a flu-type organism. Hopefully, More a pain in the neck than a killer.

From an old genetics professor comes this bit of wisdom: "Viruses are optimally interested in keeping their hosts alive so that they themselves may continue living."

The Whole TRUTH

On earth, we worship in various ways and many faiths. From tribal beliefs to organized religions. Science proves to be our best option.

Alternative facts are not truths in the eyes of our judicial system. In court, we swear a solemn oath: to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. This shall and will be done.

USA LEADS AGAIN

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The USA has now surpassed 800,000 Covid deaths and a grand total of 50 million cases thus far showing the world how we really are.

Some new variants, like Omicron, are especially concerning because they may have made the virus more contagious or more deadly.

Americans’ brains overreact to scale, like a major plane crash. We react less to everyday threats that are more in our control. We can beat #COVID. Get vaccinated, wear your seat belt, and keep hanging your Christmas stockings with much care in hope that Corona won’t be spreading there.

Oxytocin Superspreaders
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ub Wed, 12/08/2021 - 16:24

A hormone and a neurotransmitter that is scientifically associated with empathy, trust, kindness, love, and relationship-building.

We can reportedly all become human superspreaders by practicing simple acts of kindness.

Omicron On The Run?
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ub Fri, 12/03/2021 - 05:23

After the first Omicron case was found in California, 10 cases are reported including New York, Minnesota, Hawaii, and Colorado.

The Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 is the latest strain of the coronavirus to be designated a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organization: more nations are reporting cases, and it has an unusual combination of mutations that may spread.

Deaths Piling Up

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Republican governors #RonDeSantis in Florida and #Gregg Abbott of Texas deserve responsibility for thousands of preventable deaths.

Gregory Wayne Abbott is an American politician, attorney, and former jurist serving since 2015 as the 48th governor of Texas. A member of the Republican Party, he served as Attorney General of Texas from 2002 to 2015 and as a member of the Texas Supreme Court from 1996 to 2001

Mental Health Day

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Prepare for World Mental Health Day, so unplug everything, including your electronic devices. This one is working on battery power.

The social media outages this week was a wake up call that put the world on the edge and it may have been a sign to unplug this entire weekend for World Mental Health Day.

Seven Hundred Thousand Crimes

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Do you remember when COVID arrived in America in the Spring of 2020 and the former GOP guy and his VP lies it would disappear?

Many public safety first responders representing racial minorities began working on the front lines and advocated for more people who looked similar. It eventually became clear that the global pandemic and deadly virus was hurting certain communities of color much harder than some others.