I’m a work-at-home introvert, so being under a mandated “stay at home” order is not huge for me. However, I do really miss sharing dinner with friends and being able to go to the gym, the tennis court, or to yoga class.
We also had to say adieu to our daughter Erica who has been living with us in San Diego since June, after eight years on the east coast to get her B.S., M.PH. (Master of Public Health), and M.D. It was a gift having her live with us as she started her doctoring career as an Internal Medicine resident at University of California at San Diego (UCSD). But this week we had to say goodbye as she moved out to protect her dad and I from her germs. She works at three hospitals, and surely will be exposed (over and over again) to the virus. Sigh.
I hope you are yours are safe and healthy. Stay Home. Flatten the curve.
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
Flatten the Curve
Flatten the Curve Printable(** for Premium Members only)
“Flatten the curve” is a rallying call for social distancing amid the global Covid-19 pandemic. What curve? What does it mean? Why is flattening important? In a nutshell, the curve refers to the number of patients infected with the novel coronavirus over time. Flattening the curve refers to keeping the number of patients requiring health care low, so that our healthcare system is not overwhelmed. Many people around the world (including me) are sheltering in place under a government ordered quarantine. Staying at home and practicing social distancing are two ways to help flatten the curve. Learn more at today’s selection of recommended websites.
Flatten the Curve
Created by assistant professor Julie McMurry from the College of Public Health at Oregon State University, Flatten the Curve’s purpose is to increase knowledge and slow the spread of COVID-19. “You can help by following as much as possible of the following guidance. The earlier the precautions are taken, the more precautions are taken, the more lives are saved. It is that simple. Resist the urge to ricochet or give up hope. The key is to stay calm and do the steady work of infection control and urge others to follow suit.”
Michigan Health: Flattening the Curve for COVID-19
Flattening the curve will lower the death toll and buy time for scientists to find potential treatments and (hopefully) a vaccine. It will, however, stretch the pandemic out for a longer period of time. “Canceling, postponing or moving online for our work, education and recreation may be inconvenient, annoying and disappointing. But hospitals need to have enough room, supplies and staff to care for those who need hospital-level care – whether it’s for coronavirus, a heart attack, car crash, broken bone or birth. “
New York Times: Flattening the Coronavirus Curve
“What does it mean to ‘flatten the curve’? The ideal goal in fighting an epidemic or pandemic is to completely halt the spread. But merely slowing it – mitigation – is critical. This reduces the number of cases that are active at any given time, which in turn gives doctors, hospitals, police, schools and vaccine-manufacturers time to prepare and respond, without becoming overwhelmed.” New York Times is one of several publications that have made all their coronavirus articles free to the public; usually you need to buy a subscription to read more than five New York Times’ articles a month.
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Flatten the Curve Printable
Flatten the Curve Wikipedia Printable
The Flu Printable
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Quote of the Week
“Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think it’s in my basement… let me go upstairs and check.” ~~ M.C. Escher ~~ (June 18, 1898 – March 27, 1972) Dutch artist, famous for his tessellations. Test your boundaries by looking through this collection of quotes with the theme: limits.
Surfing the Calendar
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Women’s History Month March
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Harry Houdini’s Birthday Mar 24, 1874
Robert Frost’s Birthday Mar 26, 1874
Vincent van Gogh Birthday Mar 30, 1853
U.S. Agrees to Purchase Alaska From Russia for $7.2 Million Dollars Mar 30, 1867
Eiffel Tower Opened Mar 31, 1889
National Kite Month April
National Frog Month April
National Garden Month April
Distracted Driving Awareness Month April
Financial Literacy Month April
California Earthquake Preparedness Month April
National Humor Month April
National Mathematics Education Month April
National Poetry Month April
April Fools’ Day Apr 1, 2020