A Closed Hospital Reopens For COVID-19

Rose Hobin of North Carolina Health News was on Heart Health Radio this week to talk about their coverage of COVID-19 in North Carolina.. One of her most recent articles highlights a plan to reopen a hospital which had been shuttered. The original article is here The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on hospitals.Continue reading “A Closed Hospital Reopens For COVID-19”

Who Sent COVID-19 Patients to Nursing Homes?

In some places governors demanded that nursing homes take COVID-19 patients even though it was clear that the people there were at greater risk. We’ll talk about this on the next Heart Health Radio show Saturday at noon on WPTF. From the Washington Examiner: The great influenza of 1918-19, for example, tended to kill otherwiseContinue reading “Who Sent COVID-19 Patients to Nursing Homes?”

Did New York City Seed the American COVID-19 Pandemic?

And how dirty are New York City subway cars? Turns out pretty dirty. Heart Health Radio with Dr. Franklin Wefald is on Saturdays at noon on WPTF. Find the podcast here for the 5-9-2020 Episode. James in Raleigh updates us on his heart surgery, and apparently doctors removed a clot the size of a golfContinue reading “Did New York City Seed the American COVID-19 Pandemic?”

Don’t Put Off Dental Emergency Treatment

Barbara called our most recent Heart Health Radio Show and asked about dental offices. Many are on either limited hours, or they only see emergency patients. From the show: Dr. Frank Wefald: They’ve been open.  Certain dentists have been heroic and have been open for emergency cases.  But I can tell you there are soContinue reading “Don’t Put Off Dental Emergency Treatment”

“Sorry, We Know Nothing About This” — Wuhan Institute of Virology

I went searching for information on the Wuhan Institute of Virology, one of the laboratories operated by the Chinese government near the outbreak of COVID-19. Just for kicks I used the search feature to see if they had anything about the virus. Nope. Nothing to see here. Disturbing news stories are popping up about ChinaContinue reading ““Sorry, We Know Nothing About This” — Wuhan Institute of Virology”

Personification of a Virus

Is a virus something that thinks and seeks out hosts? Does a virus actually know when the natural host is becoming endangered? David Quammen is a scientist who studies spillover events. COVID-19 is apparently a spillover of a virus from one animal species to humans. His book Spillover is on my reading list, should IContinue reading “Personification of a Virus”

Lets stop pretending that the experts can tell us how deadly this thing is

They can’t. THe real problem is fractions, and most people hate fractions. Statistics show that 75% of people hate fractions. My God! That’s almost half! I’m not a medical expert. I’m an elementary school teacher who co-hosts a medical show called Heart Health Radio. My radio partner, Franklin Wefald and I have talked about COVID-19Continue reading “Lets stop pretending that the experts can tell us how deadly this thing is”

A Little Harsh to Blame the President?

Something to think about, from Townhall columnist Larry Elder: For three years, critics of President Donald Trump have claimed that he arrogantly refuses to listen to his experts and that his exaggerated sense of self prevents him from accepting his limitations. Applying that narrative to Trump’s initial failure to appreciate the gravity of the coronavirus,Continue reading “A Little Harsh to Blame the President?”