I just finished reading “The Premonition” by Michael Lewis (the author of “The Big Short”). It is a non-fiction thriller about a cadre of scientists and doctors (calling themselves the Wolverines) who saw the Covid-19 crisis coming, and tried to get the attention of the CDC and other government officials. This is not a book of charts and formulas. In fact, I couldn’t put it down, as Lewis does a deep dive into the characters, their motivations, and the obstacles they faced. I loved it. Five stars! And, I have a new personal hero, Dr. Charity Dean, who exemplifies #courage.
Anyone else read it yet?
See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
“Surfing the Net with Kids”
First Aid Printable(** for Premium Members only)
First aid is the initial care given to an injury until medical treatment is available. In many cases, providing the right care immediately can save lives. Today’s picks are a roundup of sites that teach and review first aid practices, with a special emphasis on making the lessons fun for kids and teens.
American Red Cross: Anatomy of a First Aid Kit
Although this section of the Red Cross site is not specifically written for kids or teens, gathering all the needed supplies for a first aid kit makes an excellent family or scout project. “Include any personal items such as medications and emergency phone numbers or other items your health-care provider may suggest. Check the kit regularly. Make sure the flashlight batteries work. Check expiration dates and replace any used or out-of-date contents.”
First Aid Quiz
“The First Aid Quiz website was created to provide a fun way to brush up on your first aid knowledge.” Created by volunteer paramedic Stewart Watkiss, it includes three interactive quizzes (“What position should someone with an abdominal wound be placed in?”), four crossword puzzles (both interactive and printable), three word search puzzles, and two hangman games.
Inquiry.net: First Aid Games
Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857 – 1941) was a lieutenant general in the British Army and a founder of the Scout Movement. These outdoor first aid games are from his 1921 “Scouting Games” book. You will probably need to modify these games based on the age and knowledge of your group. ,And although the original text refers to boys (do I really need to say this?) these games can be played by both boys and girls!
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“Habit is the nursery of errors.” ~~ Victor Hugo ~~ (February 26, 1802 – May 22, 1885) French poet, playwright, novelist, statesman, human rights activist. Check out more Victor Hugo quotes by clicking the link.
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