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COVIDISM: DOES IT PASS THE SMELL TEST?

By Gregory Smith, MD | October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

COVIDISM: DOES IT PASS THE SMELL TEST? By Gregory Smith, MD August 2020 I think I have washed my hands more times in the last five months during this pandemic that I did the entire time I was in medical school, including my surgery rotations. I work most of the time in my “new” home …

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Fight Loneliness during the Pandemic: Easy ways seniors can use technology

By Patrick Bailey | October 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Easy ways seniors can use technology to fight loneliness during the pandemic: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 10/21/20 by Patrick Bailey Nearly four out of every 10 older adults around the world live with extended family, according to Pew Research.  Those percentages are higher in some parts of the globe — applying to at least two-thirds of …

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Pandemic Separation–A True Story: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 10/14/20

By Larry Lynn | October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pandemic separation Editor’s note: this is a true account by a recent widow. I changed names and places to protect her identity.  This week it was 40 days since my husband Walter passed. In many ways, the 50 days went by quickly. Is it because we were separated almost six months with Covid-19 restrictions at …

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Grief and the Pandemic: A view from abroad AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | October 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

This is an interesting presentation on Grief and the Pandemic from a German TV network, DW News. DW News is a global English-language news and information channel from German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), established in summer 2015. Note the commentary on flu season about 3/4th of the way through. Sometimes we become so …

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Joe Biden on COVID-19 and Grieving

By Larry Lynn | September 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: I decided to repeat this after we passed 200,000 dead. To put that number in perspective, imagine if 9/11 happened every three days.  Joe Biden TRANSCRIPT: 5/14/20, The Last Word w/ Lawrence O’Donnell COVID-19 Two weeks ago Joe Biden and Stacey Abrams did a town hall style meeting on MSNBC’s The Last Word …

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FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | September 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: I repost this every year during the Jewish holidays. This year I chose to include it in Pandemic Weekly because last night I watched an NYU Medical Center webinar on COVID-19. It was very explicit about in-hospital and ICU cases. I thought about what it must be like to be crashing in a …

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The Coalition to Support Grieving Students: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly 9.16.20

By Larry Lynn | September 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Coalition to Support Grieving Students  The current COVID-19 Pandemic has caused a large and expanding number of deaths in the United States and abroad, while also requiring the implementation of social distancing measures, including lengthy school closures, that makes it increasingly difficult to provide bereavement support to grieving students in the usual ways we …

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A 9/11 Special from AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly

By Larry Lynn | September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Editor’s note: AfterTalk Pandemic Weekly commemorates this Friday’s anniversary of 9/11. If COVID19 is a storm of a pandemic, hatred is a hurricane Force 5 of a pandemic. We live in an era of three simultaneous pandemics, COVID19, Hatred, and Climate Change. God help us. In memory of all those who we lost on 9/11 …

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Hoping for the Opposite of Opposite Day: AfterTalk Weekly

By Fran Gerstein | September 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

Hoping for the Opposite of Opposite Day by Fran Gerstein From Wikipedia: Opposite Day refers to a game usually played by children. One can declare that today is Opposite Day (sometimes retroactively) to indicate something which will be said, or has just been said should be understood opposite to its original meaning. My definition: Opposite …

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Grieving the Loss of a Son During a Pandemic

By Kate Kimbel | August 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Philip in the Pandemic: This Ain’t No Jamaica April 24, 2019…the day my son, Philip, died of an accidental opioid overdose nine days after being discharged from an inpatient rehab. He was 25. The dreaded one year anniversary is closing in on me in mid-pandemic. Only two months ago, but what now seems like a …

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