This week my state expanded vaccine eligibility so I was able to make an appointment. Last night I got the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. I didn't consciously choose Pfizer. It's just what the place I was able to get an appointment at had available. It was a mass vaccination site, so the logistics … Continue reading Getting vaccinated
The other day I urged you to take COVID-19 seriously. But in that post, I said that if you were younger than 60 or didn't have health problems, the virus probably wouldn't do anything to you. In retrospect, that was misleading. A lot of people are saying that we should reopen the economy for people … Continue reading All adults are vulnerable to COVID-19
Just got back from getting a haircut and a run to the grocery store (which had an atmosphere very similar to the one down here when a hurricane is imminent), during which time I think I heard enough crazy rumors to start my own conspiracy blog. The worst, by far, were variations that this is … Continue reading Take COVID-19 seriously
An interesting TED talk by Atul Gawande discussing some of the problems with the modern medical profession. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3QkaS249Bc I came across this video when reading a recent piece by Dr. Gawande on the medical field's struggles to clearly explain a terminal patient's real situation to them, often relying on a blizzard of facts instead of … Continue reading Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?
Ezekiel Emanuel has an interesting article at The Atlantic: Why I Hope to Die at 75 - The Atlantic. Seventy-five. That’s how long I want to live: 75 years. ... I am sure of my position. Doubtless, death is a loss. It deprives us of experiences and milestones, of time spent with our spouse and … Continue reading The effort at healthy living should be balanced against the fact that we are all mortal.