Category Archives: CNN – Health

How to make your own face mask

How to make your own face mask

There’s one thing you should know before diving into the conversation around masks: The public should not purchase N95 respirators. Health care workers need those when they’re treating coronavirus patients. You should also note: Face covering is recommended but not mandatory Homemade masks are not a substitute for social distancing and staying in Still, if…MORE

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

As coronavirus cases grow, hospitals adopt a system to rank patients for treatment

With the peak of Covid-19 infections still ahead and medical supplies still scarce, hospitals and physicians are gearing up for a nearly impossible challenge: deciding who gets a life-saving ventilator and who doesn’t. “Physicians who work in parts of the world that don’t have adequate resources have had to make decisions like this maybe even…MORE

Is an ‘immunity certificate’ the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Is an ‘immunity certificate’ the way to get out of coronavirus lockdown?

Perhaps half the world’s population is living under some form of restriction to help curb the spread of coronavirus. Many are starting to wonder when and how these tough limits on everyday activities will end. Most experts agree that the only way out of a lockdown is testing. Reliable tests would allow people to know…MORE

Nurse struggled to get tested and worked while infected with coronavirus

Nurse struggled to get tested and worked while infected with coronavirus

A nurse who practices in two New York City hospitals says she worked for about a week while infected with coronavirus and had to pull a trick to finally get herself tested. Now she fears she may have infected her colleagues and her family. The nurse, who is 44 and has no underlying health conditions,…MORE

Blogs

When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…