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Back in Step Back in step! I started the new year out with good intentions, posting my first piece the first day of 2021. I thought I would be writing up a storm as my retirement was approaching, but my life became a bit crazy. Since the beginning of the year, I have delivered countlessContinue reading “Full Circle, the Dual Pandemic of COVID-19 and Racism”
A Weekly Ritual I grew up Catholic so confession was part of our weekly regimen. As I got older my confessions were no longer to a priest but to my diary. I have not written in a diary for years, but I have been chronicling this COVID-19 pandemic since we were locked down in March. Continue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Confessions”
Vaccine Hope or Suspicion As the COVID-19 pandemic approaches 350,000 deaths in the United States, the arrival of a COVID-19 vaccine the week before Christmas instilled hope in many, suspicion in others. Scientists and some of the general public are excited about this vaccine squelching the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the African American community is skeptical.Continue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine, Not a Modern Day Tuskegee Experiment”
Woo-Hoo The Nightmare’s Almost Over! Woo-Hoo, the nightmare is beginning to come to an end. We have named a new President who will take office in 2021. Joe Biden and his accomplished Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris will orchestrate a kinder, gentler, greener, inclusive, and more scientifically based America. They will focus on unity rather thanContinue reading “Alert! America, WE the People have Elected a New Leader, in the Midst of the COVID-19 Surge”
Charged up for the VOTE Fall is in the air and I was sitting here sipping some apple cinnamon tea. The warmth and the spice got me fired up and thinking about the upcoming election. This election really matters. Voting is essential. We need to do more than sit around drinking tea, wine, or anythingContinue reading “America, WE the People, Need to Exercise our Right to Vote!”
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”
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”
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”
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