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Congratulations on surviving election day!!  While voting is behind us, COVID-19 remains a threat to our health.  Fortunately, I have some good news to tell you about.  The seasonal flu shot can provide some protection against the most severe effects of COVID-19.  While flu shots do not appear to prevent COVID-19, there is emerging evidence…

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The CDC has just updated its list of underlying medical conditions that put individuals at risk of severe illness, or even death, from COVID-19.  This CDC guidance includes risk factors for adults as well as children.  The most prevalent risk factor that puts adult American’s in jeopardy is body weight.  According to the CDC, approximately…

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Pic of carnival cruise ship for sale

Did you know that for a few million dollars you can buy a Carnival, Holland America, or and Princess cruise ship?   That’s right…your favorite ship can be yours.   The Carnival Holiday cruised the Caribbean for decades, with South Florida being its home from 1985 through 2009.  It was the first ship built by Carnival Cruise in its groundbreaking…

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New normal concept illustration with male and female sitting at outdoor cafe or restaurant tables with face mask prevention from disease outbreak. New normal after Covid-19 pandemic concept

The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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Man covering nose while coughing

The CDC has some bad news for the restaurant industry that they published earlier this week.   According to the CDC, among people who are afflicted with COVID-19, they are twice as likely to have reported restaurant dining in the 14 days prior to becoming ill than those who tested negative.   However, there was no reported correlation between gatherings…

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Human Heart & Lungs

COVID-19 related heart and lung damage may be reversible according to a study presented earlier today at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. However, enrollment in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation is very important.  And the earlier the better.  The author of the study stated: The findings from this study show the importance of implementing structured follow-up care…

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Time To Vaccinate!

Every year we hear grim mortality statistics relating to the seasonal flu.  In the last two years, an estimated 80 million Americans contracted the flu and approximately 95 thousand people died as a result (click this link for CDC statistics).  Unfortunately, as long as COVID-19 is with us, the mortality risk from contracting the flu has increased (no…

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I miss traveling by air.  Since COVID-19 started I have been afraid to fly and instead drove from Florida to Colorado and then a few weeks later drove from Florida to Cleveland.  I feel like I have been living in a car for the last 4 months.  But, are my fears of air travel rational? …

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Yesterday I sent you an email summarizing a Duke University study of various masks and their effectiveness at protecting us from COVID-19.   Today, I want to let you know about my personal mask study.   My study asks three questions: What is the safest mask?  Which is the most fashionable mask?  What kind of mask sends…

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