COVID-19 DAY 73: Sunday Memes

COVID-19 Day 72: Reopen or Shelter-In-Place? Yes.

For almost 8 weeks, most of the US was closed due to COVID-19 with over 30 million citizens forced out of work due to the closure of most businesses. Since the start of May, many states in the US are re-opening their business with the hope people will be able to return to jobs. […]

COVID-19 Day 71: CDC now says COVID doesn’t spread easily from surfaces. People alarmed.

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It’s ironic that an update to the CDC web page “How COVID-19 Spreads” which makes coronavirus sound less ‘alarming’, has lead to people to be alarmed. Periodic updates would, under normal circumstances, be welcomed. So it’s interesting to see a reaction on social media that range from frustration to […]

COVID-19 Day 70: Letter to Kamala Harris on SB580

One of my state senators and one-time DNC presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, recently co-authored Senate Resolution 580 which aims to condemn and denounce anti-Asian sentiment, racism, discrimination, and religious intolerance as evidenced in the use of such phrases as “Wuhan virus,” “Chinese virus,” and “Kung-flu.” 

I wrote this letter to her:

Ms. Harris,https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-resolution/580

“Wuhan Virus” […]

COVID-19 Day 69: Why Cloth Masks Work Better Than You Think

This graphics is used by some to claim that cloth masks are ineffective in stopping the spread of COVID-19 or most viruses. Similar memes claim that even N95 masks can’t filter out particles smaller than 0.3 microns in size and coronavirus are 0.1 microns in size. Both claims are wrong because they […]

COVID-19 Day 68: A Safer Treatment Than Hydroxychloroquine

Despite early hopes by President Trump and Chinese researchers, chloroquine, and its less toxic derivative hydroxychloroquine, has disappointed as a cure for COVID-19. At high doses, hydroxychloroquine has caused dangerous heart arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm) which could easily kill a critical patient, clinging to life, intubated in an ICU. Patients with moderate-to-severe […]

COVID-19 Day 67: The CDC Didn’t Hide Chloroquine Research

On social media we’ve been seeing posts claiming the government knew that chloroquine could treat COVID-19. They cite a 2005 scientific paper from CDC scientists. The implication is […]