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What’s Obesity got to do With COVID-19 in America? Part 2: Examining the Connection

CDC Reports Increased Risk With Higher BMI’s What’s obesity got to do with COVID-19?   Actually, a lot and that is why I want to examine this important issue more.  See part 1 for background information on obesity. As this virus has continued to wreak havoc it is becoming increasingly clear that obesity puts people atContinue reading “What’s Obesity got to do With COVID-19 in America? Part 2: Examining the Connection”

What’s Obesity got to do With COVID-19 in America? Part I

Obesity and COVID-19 Recently I have read quite a few articles about the association of obesity and COVID-19. A high percentage of children who get very sick from COVID-19 are obese.  The CDC now lists obesity as one of the risk factors for COVID-19. Obesity has emerged as a major risk factor for bad outcomesContinue reading “What’s Obesity got to do With COVID-19 in America? Part I”

COVID-19 School Dayz. TEN Issues to Consider When Deciding Whether Your Kids Should Return to School

Is it Time for our Children to go Back to the Classroom? I was speaking at a COVID-19 webinar when someone asked the million dollar question.  Is it time for our children to go back to school?  I did not have a definitive answer. While I had started reading some of the information on thisContinue reading “COVID-19 School Dayz. TEN Issues to Consider When Deciding Whether Your Kids Should Return to School”

Debating Whether the COVID-19 Pandemic is an American Nightmare or a Fairy Tale Won’t Make it Disappear

COVID-19 Death Count Mounting As of 7.17.2020 there were 3,555,877 reported cases and 137,864 deaths from COVID-19. Despite all these cases and deaths, I still hear debates in the streets about every aspect of the pandemic that you can think of. Was it manufactured in a lab? Was it purposely released in Black communities?  AreContinue reading “Debating Whether the COVID-19 Pandemic is an American Nightmare or a Fairy Tale Won’t Make it Disappear”

Can’t Breathe! Don’t let COVID-19 and the Rest Take Your Breath Away

I CAN’T BREATHE!   As a doctor I have heard these three words from more Black patients over this last month than any other time in my career.  These folks are not responding to a knee on the neck or other choke hold. Rather they are referring to the breathlessness that comes from the stress, theContinue reading “Can’t Breathe! Don’t let COVID-19 and the Rest Take Your Breath Away”

Special Edition: Father’s Day 2020 Honoring all Fathers and Remembering Jason Hargrove, George Floyd, Bishop Gerald Glenn on this Day

This Ain’t no Ordinary Father’s Day Oh what a volatile year. Not even sure how we made it here—to Father’s Day. This is the day where the man in the family is revered.  We know that being a father is often not the easiest.  Parenting, let alone fatherhood doesn’t come with a manual.  It isContinue reading “Special Edition: Father’s Day 2020 Honoring all Fathers and Remembering Jason Hargrove, George Floyd, Bishop Gerald Glenn on this Day”

Dr. Fauci Says COVID-19, an American Nightmare Continues. Let’s Skip Dining in Restaurants this Summer

Dr. Fauci Suggests not Rushing to Dine-in at a Restaurant Dr. Fauci, a top infectious disease specialist, has been absent from the spotlight since he criticized the President’s handling of COVID-19 in April.  He was just calling it as he sees it.  The President’s distain is all the more reason to listen to this doctor. Continue reading “Dr. Fauci Says COVID-19, an American Nightmare Continues. Let’s Skip Dining in Restaurants this Summer”

We NEED a Revolution! Let’s Start Attacking the COVID-19 and Racism Viruses in America.

Social Justice Means Things Must Change Tamika Mallory, a social justice advocate, gave a powerful speech. She talked about what is going on, that folks are tired, and how to remedy what has transpired since the murders of George Floyd and other Black people. We sincerely hope that there will be justice for George FloydContinue reading “We NEED a Revolution! Let’s Start Attacking the COVID-19 and Racism Viruses in America.”

Lord Have Mercy! Should the U.S. President be Demanding That Churches Open Despite the Devastation of COVID-19

Notice:  Due to the murder of George Floyd, I delayed this particular post and substituted one on George, late Friday. I also have added thoughts at the end of this post about his death. This is not a Game, Lives are at Stake This virus is nothing to PLAY with, yet our President wants toContinue reading “Lord Have Mercy! Should the U.S. President be Demanding That Churches Open Despite the Devastation of COVID-19”

911: A Bigger Virus than COVID-19. Another Sacrificial Lamb, George Floyd

The Virus of Racism Greater than COVID-19 Primal SCREAM!!!!  I started this blog to help bring education and insight around the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As a doctor that was an easy topic for me. I loved learning and sharing about COVID-19. But,  today I feel angry and sad about what is going on!Continue reading “911: A Bigger Virus than COVID-19. Another Sacrificial Lamb, George Floyd”

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