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Coronavirus in the US Has Sadly Become a Recipe for Xenophobia – As in Anti-Asian Discrimination – According to NPR’s ‘Code Switch’ podcast, (which you can actually listen to here)

March 4th, 2020

Sadly, the global response to the coronavirus COVID-19 has made clear that the fear of contracting disease has an ugly cousin: xenophobia. As the coronavirus has spread from China to other countries, anti-Asian discrimination has followed closely behind, manifesting in plummeting sales at Chinese restaurants, near-deserted Chinatown districts and racist bullying against people perceived to be Chinese. If you’re not familiar with that word, here’s what Wikipedia has to say on the growing issue of racism related to the coronavirus: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in... Read More

Coronavirus Airplane Safety

March 4th, 2020

We found this New York Times article by Tariro Mzezewa and knew we needed to share it. Here are some tips for cleaning your area of a plane and keeping healthy on a flight, courtesy of Andrew Mehle, associate professor of medical microbiology and immunology at the University of Wisconsin Madison. According to Mehle, the key points are these: Keep your hands clean and stop touching your face Choose A Window Seat Disinfect Hard Surfaces “Wiping down surfaces on a plane won’t hurt, as long as it doesn’t give you a false sense of security,” Andrew Mehle, associate professor of medical... Read More

WebMD Offers Coronavirus Q&A: What You Need to Know

March 4th, 2020

With so many stories flying around online and in your local media, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with the facts, and balance living your daily life with what is becoming “the new normal.” For example, I was at the gym as usual today, but somehow I have now become hyper-vigilant about how clean the equipment is… And I’ve been washing my hands so often my fingers seem to be permanently “prune-y.” So I was delighted to see the article below, at WebMD.com, which covers a variety of critical issues, including: History Symptoms Diagnosis Treatment Travel safety How... Read More