Unknowns increase worry for many of us, but unknowns for science are mysteries to be solved. In mid-summer 2020 one of the mysteries of this virus, COVID-19, is how it affects women who are pregnant. If you are a parent or family member of someone expecting a baby, then you likely have a greater
Back to School?
Let’s Talk About Children Seven Months into the Pandemic As we near the mid-point of summer and community discussions about schools opening are heightened by the political posture surrounding the topic. How schools will reopen is perhaps one of the most emotional topics in this pandemic. Parents,
Opening Up in the House of Mirrors
Americans have entered a phase II reopening from COVID 19 with little clarity or consistency. The country is opening at varying rates across the states with the goal of getting back to “normal” economically and socially. Given the unknowns with this virus a return to normal as we remember it will be
COVID-19: The New Impact on Children
Summer is arriving, and with it the hope that the virus will decrease during the warmer months. The season is usually a time of exploration and outside fun, especially for children. This year, however, new concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on children, and the need to continue to limit social
Is This 1918 All Over Again?
When Influenza surfaced in the spring of 1918, it was fresh on the heels of a respiratory disease epidemic lasted from 1915 until 1917. Was the outbreak in 1918 caused by the same agent? Would this disease ease off in another year or two as before? There was no understanding of virus or zoonosis.
Testing and More Testing: Does it matter?
Today the US has almost 900,000 confirmed (this word is key) cases of CoVid 19. Below is the April 24, 2020 graph from Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource center. This picture can be summed up in one word: Overwhelmed. We’ve been given millions of words about this virus yet many are not offering