The COVID-19 Vaccines: Apple, Apple, Orange

The COVID-19 Vaccines: Apple, Apple, Orange

Over this past weekend, the FDA granted emergency authorization to a 3rd COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson (J&J).  This vaccine is a single shot in the arm – a one and done. So, you might be wondering how this one compares to the two we already have...
COVID-19: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

COVID-19: An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure

Hey, Folks!  Just reminding you that there’s a pandemic out there, and this virus is doing what all viruses need to do to survive:  mutating.  And, if we’re going to get through this, we’ll need to channel the ethos of those Mutant Ninja Turtles. ...
Vaccine Hesitancy: The Woman That Deliberates is Lost

Vaccine Hesitancy: The Woman That Deliberates is Lost

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes.”  This 1710 maxim, attributed to prose satirist, Jonathan Swift, is as relevant today as it was 311 years ago.  I...
Take My Breath Away: Breathing On and Off a Ventilator

Take My Breath Away: Breathing On and Off a Ventilator

Common words heard repeatedly this past week center on breathing, as in “I can finally breathe” and “What a breath of fresh air.”  These phrases remind us of just how important air is, from when newborns take a life-giving breath to poems that are inspirational....
Purpose of Public Health

Purpose of Public Health

My Morning Musings: Purpose of Public Health Let’s take a walk back in time and place to 1854 London.  During the mid 1800s, the deadly bacterial disease, cholera, was sweeping though Britain, and a particularly hard-hit area was the London suburb, Soho. ...