Why ventilators may do more harm than good for COVID-19 patients

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This may be a little recognized fact. Ventilators could be doing more harm than good. As reported by Time Magazine. What are your thoughts?

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“Change the World Through Love”

Feeling Stronger EVERY DAY

Sometimes you just need to sit back, watch the world go by and reach into those oldie but goodies so you can feel stronger every day!

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Freedom from Covid-19, solution or recipe for disaster?

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What if we did nothing and let the Covid-19 (the corona virus) run it’s course? I know that this idea is highly controversial, but I believe fear and anxiety are the major problems we face in this world-wide pandemic,, and not Covid-19 itself.

Covid-19 is a mutated form of the typical influenza virus, which humans have lived with for possibly millions of years, and were described in 500 BC by  Hippocrates, considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine.

Each year, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, the leading number of deaths in the US in 2017 are as follows:

  • Heart disease: 647,457
  • Cancer: 599,108
  • Accidents (unintentional injuries): 169,936
  • Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 160,201
  • Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 146,383
  • Alzheimer’s disease: 121,404
  • Diabetes: 83,564
  • Influenza and pneumonia: 55,672
  • Nephritis, nephrotic syndrome, and nephrosis: 50,633
  • Intentional self-harm (suicide): 47,173
Graphic from HYACINTH EMPINADO/STAT as posted.

More recently, the projected number of deaths from Covid-19 for this year range between 88,000 to 293,000, compared to 34,200 deaths from the flu in 2018, and 675,000 from the last great pandemic of the H1N1 flu pandemic in 1918. This would put the number of deaths from Covid-19 as the 3rd possible leading cause of death, well below that of heart disease and cancer.

So, what would happen if we let the Covid-19 virus run its normal course? In my opinion, we would avoid a possible world-wide financial collapse and shorten the time, money and troubles we now face. Fear and Anxiety are our worst enemy in this situation.

My vote for the worst company name ever, “Sneek” a software company that monitors employees who work at home.

From The Business Insider, March 25, 2020

Employees at home are being photographed every 5 minutes by an always-on video service to ensure they’re actually working — and the service is seeing a rapid expansion since the coronavirus outbreak

What is your take on this development? Leave your comments here or on FB.

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based on the true story of Dr. Shana Clark, a psychiatrist in Rochester, NY

For $10 or more, you can support this film and get your name in the credits or become an associate producer.

Dr. Shana Clark is the author of two books and a third to be published, “Life Is An Adventure” upon which this movie is based.
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Resolution for the New Year

You make choices each day which can lead you happiness, knowledge and prosperity.

And each in our own measure, we were given the capacity to think, act and to serve others for the betterment of all.

Make a resolution to think, act and love each day. It will be your GREATEST GIFT & JOY OF ALL TIME.

Then to pass that on to others. You have the power to make this your best year ever.

Wishing you peace, knowledge, prosperity and love in the New Year!

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Why winning doesn’t always equal success, TED Talk by Valorie Kondos Field

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Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women’s gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with “winning.”

Winter and Summer Solstice, December 21, 2019

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It has been a long time since I have made a post. It is 8:38 AM as I write this, and it marks the astrological event called the Winter or Summer Solstice, depending whether you live north or south of the Earth’s equator.

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The solstices marks either the longest or shortest day of the year. And throughout history, this has been celebrated by all cultures and religions as alternately a time of rebirth and death. Often called the The Festival of Lights.

Focus on your rebirth, your awakening in these dark times. And pass it forward.

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Offer your love to the world, from a smile, to helping a stranger or giving a dollar to spread this message. Happy Solstice to you and your loved ones across the globe.