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?”

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?”

Why Don’t We All Take Hydrochloroquine?

On our most recent Heart Health Radio, John asked a great question about hydrochloroquine, the malaria drug now being given to COVID-19 pateints. John: We’ve been taking hydrochloroquine, For years as a prophylactic for malaria. Dr. Frank Wefald: Yeah. It’s also good for rheumatoid arthritis and I’ve got 50, maybe 60 patients on it. CallerContinue reading “Why Don’t We All Take Hydrochloroquine?”

Make America Healthy Again

Why would someone make a red mask with MAHA on it? It’s not an expression of devotion to President Trump. In fact, on this week’s show Dr. Franklin Wefald ends up criticizing the President for refusing to wear a mask. On the latest episode of Heart Health Radio, we have the latest on COVID-19, andContinue reading “Make America Healthy Again”