Tag: pandemic

Mask on, mask off; the bumpy road to normal has arrived.

Mask on, mask off; the bumpy road to normal has arrived. In the NJ, NY, and Ct., the governors have removed most restrictions but mask-wearing is still required, yet the CDC says you can now go into many public places maskless if you were vaccinated. Confused yet?   Some say they are not ready to do this and will continue wearing a mask in public.   To make things more confusing, major retailers nationally are lifting mask requirements yet in NJ, the governor still requires them. Recently, the NY Times has discussed the fact that we are rusty at just being normal.  Read More »

Why isn’t this common American health problem part of the covid-19 pandemic conversation?

Why isn’t this common American health problem part of the covid-19 pandemic conversation? Wear a mask, social distance, get vaccinated, sanitize often; these are the common talking points we have all heard over and over to avoid spreading covid-19 and avoiding personal infection. Can you guess which important health that advice has been missing? While only a small portion of the US population has had covid-19, We may soon realize that as we approach herd immunity, far more of the population has recovered from the disease than we may realize due to testing and other diagnostic limitations.   Others have been Read More »

When can you tell the pandemic is over?

When can you tell the pandemic is over? We are all sick of hearing about covid-19.    Wearing masks, not trusting anyone because they may be the person who infects us and makes us very ill has become a pandemic past-time. There is a lot of information and misinformation regarding the pandemic, the numbers, the death toll, and your personal which can vary greatly depending on your health, your nutrition, your blood type, and other genetic factors which are not fully understood. Some of us are judging how other areas of the country are running their states, even though the Read More »

Exercising outdoors with a face mask. Helpful tips from NPR.

Exercising outdoors with a face mask. Helpful tips from NPR. The covid19 pandemic has many of us exercising outdoors with a face mask.   Doing so is difficult since the mask itself restricts air coming in and also has you breathing your own carbon dioxide which is not good for us. Going without a mask is preferable unless you are exercising near people.  The idea behind mask-wearing is that it markedly reduces air and spray from one person to another while talking and breathing.  During exercise, we breathe harder which increases the spray. In NJ, mask-wearing while close to people is Read More »