Are you thinking about fall? If you are, you’re in good company. Stores, conferences, entertainment, sports, and anyone associated with education– colleges, schools, students, teachers, professors, parents, administrators, and staff–are all struggling to craft a Plan B we hoped we’d never need.
I didn’t make it to the theater last weekend because of a hurricane. As Hurricane Douglas headed toward Oahu yesterday, the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival had to cancel Sunday night’s Zoom performance of “As You Like It.” People were taking shelter, taking in anything that might blow away, and preparing for a possible power outage. Luckily the storm just brushed by the islands. But it reminded me that maybe this is a good time to take a look at the “cytokine storm” we hear so much about.
I’m going to the theater this Sunday! My oldest son invited our family Zoom group to join him on Sunday at the Hawaii Shakespeare Festival’s performance of As You Like It. You can come too–the show runs July 17-26. Tickets cost $10.00 up to two hours before showtime, then settle down on your couch, and enjoy the live show. On Zoom. (Link below).
How can we determine the long-term effects of a disease that has only been in the human environment for a few months? We don’t even have a year’s worth of data to look at. But there are already indications that COVID-19 is more than a short-term respiratory disease.
If we ever had hope that warm weather would bring a summer lull, we know better now. “Researchers watch hopefully as virus meets warmer weather,” said an NBC headline in early May. But here we are in mid-July
Hi! I’m Grace! My Grandmother tasked me with writing an article about my experience with COVID-19 as a fifteen-year-old high school student. Although the last few months have been a rocky road for me, I learned a lot along the way. Here’s my story about how I got through, and am currently getting through, the novel coronavirus:
Herd immunity. You hear it a lot these days, but what does it mean? Such a bucolic term–first used for livestock, then for lab mice, and then for us. How much does it actually apply to human beings in a pandemic?
There are some questions you’d rather not ask. Because the answer might make things worse. “Is COVID airborne,” is that kind of question. A yes answer might lead to more precautions, more places to avoid, more rules. Still, the news is giving this issue a lot of coverage this week, so we have to ask: Why now? And what difference does it make?