The Atlantic has an article about a pressing pandemic problem with orphaned children. Losing a parent may be one of the most destabilizing events of the human experience. Orphans are at increased risk of substance abuse, dropping out of school, and poverty. They are almost twice as likely as non-orphans to die by suicide, and … [Read more…]
Covid infection increases risk of mental health disorders, study finds. Researchers note need to follow patients after recovery for any emerging disorders. The Guardian – Melody Schreiber – Fri 18 Feb 2022 The results were all clear: Covid has a marked effect on mental health.
An Undiscovered Coronavirus? The Mystery of the ‘Russian Flu’ Scientists are grasping for any example that could help anticipate the future of Covid, even a mysterious respiratory pandemic that spread in the late 19th century. New York Times – By Gina Kolata Feb. 14, 2022
In the Guardian: Abolish internet shopping in Belgium, says leader of party in coalition Paul Magnette, the Socialist party leader, describes e-commerce as ‘social and ecological degradation’ There are no options for commenting on this idea on the Guardian itself, so after you read it, come back here and let us know what you think.
In the 11/25/2021 Guardian “Long Read” is Jill Lepore on post covid society, a summary of the modern social fabric, with her usual historical detail. “Other scholars see more continuity, an unbroken tradition of liberal and social democracy on the left, from early 20th-century progressivism down to the 21st-century version. But no one disputes that … [Read more…]
In the Guardian today (10/08/21) is an article Could the global Covid death toll be millions higher than thought? A data scientist and economics student joined forces in search of the real pandemic death toll – and the results are startling. Excess mortality, defined as the increase in deaths from all causes over the level … [Read more…]
COVID-19: US federal accountability for entry, spread, and inequities—lessons for the future European Journal of Epidemiology William P. Hanage,corresponding author, Christian Testa, Jarvis T. Chen, Letitia Davis, Elise Pechter, Peg Seminario, Mauricio Santillana, and Nancy Krieger Abstract: The United States (US) has been among those nations most severely affected by the first—and subsequent—phases of the … [Read more…]
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 UPDATE (444): EARLY TREATMENT, HERD IMMUNITY, USA MOTORCYCLE RALLY, WHO, GLOBAL ********************************************************************** A ProMED-mail post ProMED-mail is a program of the International Society for Infectious Diseases In this update:  Early treatment  Herd immunity is not the answer  USA (Sturgis, South Dakota): motorcycle rally  WHO: daily new cases reported … [Read more…]
Over on Ars Technica, a link to an essay summarizing the data found in a new report from the Global Burden of Disease project based at the University of Washington – An enormous new data set peers into the health of the world’s population before 2020. Adam Rogers, wired.com – 10/18/2020, 4:07 AM Try to … [Read more…]
An interesting editorial from the Fresno Republican, reprinted in the Calistoga California “Weekly Calistogian” of 14 February, 1919. It strikes me as interesting in both the thought given to what they expected after the epidemic but the need for social reform to support these expectation. – JS The Weekly Calistogian 14 February 1919 AFTER THE … [Read more…]