Tagged as covid

Most of us have been itching to get back to our pre-COVID routines, even if we might not fully remember what those old norms entailed. Our world is not the same place we knew even a year ago, and we’re not the same people. Our social skills have gotten rusty, and a lot of us are feeling anxious about getting back out there. While it may be the crux of a slew of memes and the butt of many jokes, social...
May 4, 2021
The COVID-19 battle rages on, and with no end in sight. Numbers continue rising and many people are looking toward herd immunity as our last hope. Could the masses of infections actually benefit us in the long run? Some researchers are warning us not to hold our collective breath. Studies seem to indicate that a long-term immune response against COVID-19 might not exist, which means reinfection may...
August 26, 2020
We might be lucky enough to grow up surrounded by family and friends. But eventually, whether from a move, or a loss of contact, a new school or in our first apartment, we all experience loneliness. By all accounts, loneliness is impacting many Americans in epidemic proportions. Some say ts the single greatest mental health crisis of our time. Yet we don't really seem to take it seriously as a problem. But...
August 24, 2020
This pandemic has begun to take its toll, that's for sure. But what happens when a family member tests positive? What can we do? The task of caring for someone with COVID-19 in the home can take the pandemic to a whole new level of stress. There's more to this than caring for someone with the flu. How do you keep from getting infected or keep from passing the virus along when you venture out for needed...
August 7, 2020
It’s a scary time to be alive. Especially so if you or someone you love has a preexisting condition that may predispose you or them to a severe or seven deadly encounter with COVID-19. When going out for basic supplies, the smallest rogue coughs or sniffles are cause for concern. And then there’s the added complication of -asymptomatic- spreaders — people who don’t look or act sick but are actively...
July 30, 2020
The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer and everyone is itching to get out and enjoy that beautiful sunshine — especially after a few months of quarantine and staying home to stay safe. But the numbers of COVID-19 cases are not encouraging. In fact, they're soaring. Just because we’re all ready to move on and shift gears into summer, we may be more likely to put ourselves and our...
July 24, 2020
The list of serious and deadly effects related to COVID-19 has become extensive, giving people plenty of reasons to be wary of -catching this infection. Now, researchers have added a new concern to the list: Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). Guillain-Barre syndrome is an autoimmune condition that can have many causes, but the effects can be equally devastating. It triggers the immune system to attack...
July 20, 2020
With the emergence of COVID-19, we have gone through massive changes in our world and a deep collective experience of loss. As the Coronavirus emptied our streets, closed our businesses, threatened our lives, and isolated us in our homes, we have experienced profound losses; now we struggle with what the world will be like in the days ahead. Already there are massive numbers of people dead all over...
July 13, 2020
One of the biggest COVID-19 rules pertains to social distancing: Keep a 6-foot space between you and other people when you leave your home. But how accurate is it, really? We’ve uncovered some shocking info that could have you completely rethinking your COVID-19 safety zone. Is 6 Feet Really Enough Space? It May Not Be - We know the coronavirus spreads mainly through droplets expelled by infected people....
June 17, 2020
It’s been a difficult year so far, with COVID-19 complicating our lives in scary and unforeseen ways. Uncertainty remains in the air. Even if we can hope that the virus falls off our radar in the coming months, a fall resurgence is likely — but there’s no need to panic. This gives us a few months to prepare ourselves and our families so that the next round is easier to tackle. Even with states reopening...
June 2, 2020