Read America Is Trapped in a Pandemic Spiral by Ed YongEd Yong (The Atlantic)
As the U.S. heads toward the winter, the country is going round in circles, making the same conceptual errors that have plagued it since spring.
This is possibly one of the best overviews I’ve seen on the United States’ multiple problems with handling the pandemic.
RSVPed Attending The Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on the Healthcare Industry: A Panel Discussion

Sponsored by the Healthcare Affinity & Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

At a time when the nation is looking to the healthcare industry for leadership and service, the pandemic has led to a significant impact on the U.S. healthcare job market. Historically, the healthcare industry has been relatively immune from recessions. However, as services have been cut, income streams have been lost. Join us as our panel of speakers discuss the economic impacts of the pandemic on the healthcare industry. This event will be presented on Zoom.

September 16, 2020 at 03:00PM - September 16, 2020 at 04:00PM

Read Colleges Are Getting Ready to Blame Their Students (The Atlantic)
As campuses reopen without adequate testing, universities fault young people for a lack of personal responsibility.
I love the attempt to reframe what is happening here. Administrations should be in a better place to see second and third order effects here, even if they don’t want to take responsibility for the costs themselves.
Read Sweden Has Become the World’s Cautionary Tale (nytimes.com)
Its decision to carry on in the face of the pandemic has yielded a surge of deaths without sparing its economy from damage — a red flag as the United States and Britain move to lift lockdowns.
Interesting to watch these mini-experiments being run out in real-time.
Watched How to wear a medical mask from YouTube

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, many individuals are curious about the proper use of medical masks. WHO released updated Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19 on 5 June 2020. Watch this video to learn more about which individuals should consider wearing a medical mask and how to properly put on, take off and dispose of the mask.

Learn more: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/when-and-how-to-use-masks

Read Huntington Hospital Pediatrics Director Explains What We Know About COVID-19 in Kids (Pasadena Now)

When the COVID-19 pandemic reached the United States in early 2020 federal health officials said Coronavirus didn’t really affect children. But doctors in the U.S. and other countries have since seen hundreds of cases of a new illness related to COVID-19: Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C). Some kids and teenagers have died.

“On April 26, 2020, clinicians in the United Kingdom (UK) recognized increased reports of previously healthy children presenting with a severe inflammatory syndrome with Kawasaki disease-like features. The cases occurred in children testing positive for current or recent infection by SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19,” according to the CDC’s website. “CDC is still learning about MIS-C and how it affects children, so we don’t know why some children have gotten sick with MIS-C and others have not. We also do not know if children with certain health conditions are more likely to get MIS-C.”

Read The ‘Red Dawn’ Emails: 8 Key Exchanges on the Faltering Response to the Coronavirus (nytimes.com)
Experts inside and outside the government identified the threat early on and sought to raise alarms even as President Trump was moving slowly. Read some of what they had to say among themselves at critical moments.
Took a drive down to San Marino and back primarily through more well-to-do neighborhoods, though it did include a commercial section of Colorado Boulevard. Most people were out on evening walks or with dogs, though there were some in the commercial district on their way home or doing shopping.

I counted the number of people wearing masks versus those who weren’t.

  • 76 were wearing masks
  • 145 were not wearing masks
  • approximately 25 people who were walking away or at angles such that I couldn’t discern whether they were wearing masks or not.