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Hitting the road. Is it even possible?

July 21, 2020 – Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

My latest article on Type2Diabetes.com is all about that road trip you’re dreaming about. Summer is upon us. Is it time to hit the road? We are all simultaneously anxious to get out of the house after months of restrictions and still stay safe and healthy as we start venturing out. For those of us who live with type 2 diabetes and are at risk of worse outcomes from COVID-19, staying safe and healthy will take some extra thought and effort. Read more here: Planning a Road Trip During COVID-19

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June 15, 2020 – Is a Mask a Political Statement?

#MaskUp for everyone’s good health. Somehow, there’s a debate around whether or not to wear a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19. Some people make the argument that being required to wear a mask violates their constitutional rights. Other people make the argument that cloth masks are ineffective and so it doesn’t make sense to make people wear them. Personally, I’m most concerned about what cloth masks can do to stop the spread. Because, well, if you get sick and die you’re not going to be able to exercise your constitutional rights anyway. Several common misconceptions are getting in the way of people understanding how a mask can help stop the spread of COVID-19 and keep them healthy. Some people think that wearing a cloth mask doesn’t do anything. But woven cloth acts as a physical barrier, keeping droplets from coughs, sneezes, and just talking from spreading. the virus

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June 9, 2020 – Walking Backwards

The W.H.O. walked back an earlier assertion that asymptomatic transmission is “very rare.” Turns out that people who have COVID-19 but are asymptomatic can spread the virus after all. So all those people who felt just fine and didn’t bother with masks or physical distancing might have been making other people sick all this time. Great. And the medical establishment wonders why people don’t listen to them and fall prey to conspiracy theories.

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June 8, 2020 – Has the Shutdown Been Worth It?

Has the Shutdown Been Worth It? It’s not a yes-or-no question. At what point did we stop being able to engage in complex thinking? It seems that every conversation about the pandemic (and health, and politics ,and economics, and, and, and) gets boiled down to an either-or choice. You either agree that COVID-19 is a serious health threat, or you don’t. You either see the need for the government to limit people’s movements to slow the spread of COVID-19, or you don’t. You either agree that paying the economic price of shutting down the economy is necessary, or you don’t. But when people are asked to think about all these things at the same time and how they’re interrelated, that when people’s brains seem to go tilt and we get stuck.

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