In the past week, I’ve been to three newly “reopened” medical offices for appointments, and all of them screened me with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature checks. None of them asked me my age nor any questions about any health risks such as diabetes, obesity, or the like. Because “this infection is a grave threat … [Read more…]
JAMA Intern Med. Published online May 14, 2020 – An article discussing the difference between the statistics on influenza deaths and covid-19. Assessment of Deaths From COVID-19 and From Seasonal Influenza by Jeremy Samuel Faust, MD, MS1; Carlos del Rio, MD ————————————————————— Comments: Daniel Goyal, MRCP, PhD | Gibraltar Health Authority I welcome this clear … [Read more…]
ProMED Digest, Vol 95, Issue 78  Yemen: MSF report Date: Thu 21 May 2020 Source: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) [edited] The number of deaths occurring in the COVID-19 treatment centre that MSF runs in Aden, Yemen, speaks to a wider catastrophe unfolding in the city, the international medical organisation said today [20 May 2020], … [Read more…]
From the ProMED Digest, Vol 95, Issue 72: Date: Wed 20 May 2020 Source: The Courier [edited] The Courier Health authorities are investigating 2 separate COVID-19 outbreaks at Ohio food plants, including Hearthside Food Solutions in McComb. The Ohio Capital Journal cited a Tuesday [19 May 2020] morning health alert regarding the Hancock County food … [Read more…]
Last time I shaved off my beard was in 2009, just after I was fired during the recession. Then I did it just to see what was under the facial hair, as part of the ritual of self-examination during a fit of depression. This time I cut it off slowly to make sure my face … [Read more…]
Jeremy Marre, Documentarian of World Music, Is Dead at 76 New York Times By Jon Pareles March 23, 2020 Jeremy Marre, an English filmmaker who documented music from across the world with hardheaded clarity, died on March 15 at a hospital in London, where he had lived. He was 76.
Reinbert de Leeuw, Dutch Champion of Contemporary Music, Dies at 81 He pushed conservative institutions to program the new, and was a noted conductor of major avant-garde works. … Mr. de Leeuw declared his all-embracing philosophy in the 1995 program booklet. The ambition of approaching contemporary music “with a universal language comparable to the language … [Read more…]
The gas bag pictured below announced he has advanced lung cancer – then the other bloated gas bag gives him a medal – what a travesty! I hope he enjoys his chemotherapy.
I was intrigued by this article, which, as I corrected it, I noticed had mention of both Lincoln and the actor Booth in the column. Written in December 1860. it was years before the two would actually collide on the “world stage.” LETTER FROM NEW YORK. [FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.] Towards the bottom of the … [Read more…]
From SwissInfo: Telecommunications: Switzerland calls time on phone booths On the move The first box was installed in 1881 in the Fraumünster post office in Zurich. Peak booth was reached in 1995, when more than 58,000 could be found dotted around Swiss villages and cities. However, the success of mobile phones at the end of … [Read more…]