Hello and welcome to my Nuzzel newsletter!
I'm a retired oncologist- I now coach two groups of people: physicians, especially those moving into roles beyond 100% clinical; and people with cancer/their families, focusing on decision-making.
I think one of the changes that are happening out of necessity currently that will stick after the pandemic subsides is more use of virtual meetings and the tech which supports it. The piece from Stanford Design School is terrific- a must read.
Drew Harris, For The Inquirer
– Mar 24, 8:18 AM
I recently created the infographic that has in some ways become the defining image of the covid-19 pandemic. The graphic is simply two curves and a straight line. The curves represent the number of new disease cases over time under two…
Jeff CohnJefferson Public Health expert Drew Harris gives the concept of flattening the curve real meaning
The Washington Post
– Mar 24, 9:00 AM
Comparing the nation's mass movements from March 20 to an average Friday, Washington, D.C., gets an “A,” while Wyoming as a whole earns an “F.” How do they know that? Efforts to track public health during the covid-19…
Jeff CohnI know it's 'anti-American' but I'm totally OK with this technology being used for this purpose. There was a comment in a local blog last night about a pizza parlor being jam-packed- if it takes data like this to stop that, fine by me...
As the U.S. grapples with a potentially deadly pandemic, it can learn a lot from people like me who are living with serious illness. Before you throw tomatoes, hear me out. People who live every day with chronic, advanced, and complex illnesses can…
Jeff CohnSome people are starting sentences with 'I can't...' related to our current sacrifices- they could benefit from reading about the people in this piece
It is Jewish custom for families to invite relatives, friends, and even strangers into their homes for Passover Seders, ritual meals that link present and past, children and elders, during the eight-day holiday that begins April 8. But like so many…
Jeff CohnOur extended family is going to have a virtual Seder- looking forward to seeing faces and sharing experiences, even though we won't be sharing food/space
– Mar 19, 10:48 AM
“Imagine if tomorrow — like literally tomorrow, the day after today — there was some kind of global disaster, and suddenly humans could interact only through computers. It's unclear when — or if — face-to-face…
Jeff CohnA terrific article- doing work virtually well doesn't mean just doing the same thing online. I particularly like the author's emphasis on weaving in the non-verbal aspects of communication/relating into our virtual interactions. Please read!!!
The New York Times
– Mar 25, 2:00 AM
For those of us sheltering at home because of coronavirus and unable to visit the gym or otherwise weight train — which, right now, is most of us — a new study of the inner workings of our muscles should be heartening. It finds that…
Jeff CohnMy fitness trainer has kindly sent me a bunch of exercises I can do that need no equipment to help maintain (maybe even build) strength during the time I'm unable to be in the gym. If anyone wants them please email me directly.