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.
The first article is very powerful and describes a wave that will be following the surge- proud to be working on initiatives aimed at helping the people described here- let me know if you'd like to be a part. Stay well/stay safe...
The New York Times
– May 16, 7:39 AM
The coronavirus patient, a 75-year-old man, was dying. No family member was allowed in the room with him, only a young nurse. In full protective gear, she dimmed the lights and put on quiet music. She freshened his pillows, dabbed his lips with…
Jeff CohnI am learning that PTSD is related to the type/magnitude of the current trauma, as well as being intimately tied to earlier in life events- AND this is preventable/treatable, though too often what we do as US society is encourage people to 'toughen up'
Covid-19 is a tragic infection that is killing hundreds of thousands of people around the world. But it is also far more than that. It is a supernova in human history: an expanding, all-encompassing set of events and responses to them that touch…
Jeff Cohn'we should broaden the range of disciplines engaged in communicating and planning future policies to avoid being misled by overly narrow and simplistic narratives whose outcomes may not optimally promote the nation’s health.'
The Washington Post
– May 13, 4:13 PM
Ordinary speech can emit small respiratory droplets that linger in the air for at least eight minutes and potentially much longer, according to a study published Wednesday that could help explain why infections of the coronavirus so often cluster…
Jeff CohnThis is why prolonged exposure indoors where there is poor air circulation to someone who is contagious is by far the highest risk activity
Foundation for Economic Education
– May 14, 9:55 AM
Sweden's unique approach to the COVID-19 pandemic has been drawing a great deal of scrutiny for weeks, including both admiration and criticism. The Swedes, unlike most other nations, have eschewed the hardline approach that has led to mass economic…
Jeff CohnAs I've tweeted, can you DO what Sweden does w/o BEING what Sweden is? The impact of their policies, in a country with strong culture of community support, will likely be far different from how it plays out in the US, where individualism and liberty rules
It is strange, about the masks. That it's masks that have become charged objects, signifying the difference between Americans who want to protect themselves and others from COVID-19 and those who refuse to believe in COVID-19, is no longer in…
Jeff CohnBoardwalks opened in NJ yesterday and reportedly many shoulder to shoulder w/o masks. This is the manifestation of the individualism I mentioned above- and it could cost thousands of lives..
It was 5 p.m. on Friday, March 13, and I could feel myself slowly beginning to unravel. As a millennial living alone in a small studio in San Francisco, I felt paralyzed knowing that orders to shelter in place would likely soon go into effect…
Jeff CohnI've been part of an international collaborative through TheBerkeleyInnovationGroup.com focusing on people impacted by the pandemic: frontline HC workers, the elderly, and young adults forced to stay at home- it has been a fantastic experience- join us!
In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, we are seeing many acts of kindness and even heroism. Neighbors look out for one another by buying groceries or sing songs together. When doctors, nurses, and paramedics ran out of masks, people donated or…
Jeff CohnMore than just about anything what is called for now is empathy, which is intimately tied to appreciation/gratitude
The Washington Post
– May 14, 6:44 AM
But there was a problem: Mike Sherman, sports editor for the Tampa Bay Times, was not around to lead the paper's coverage. He was laid off March 16. Sports journalism, once a mainstay of daily newspapers and local TV news across the country, was…
Jeff CohnI still turn to the sports page every morning- I love reading the columns, which are about both games and life. Yes, things change/evolve, but I'll miss this pleasure if the profession dies (or moves to totally online)
If you've already exhausted your supply of cozy movies and need a few more suggestions, we've got you covered. Here are 25 additional options, all available on popular streaming services. Streaming on Hulu's Starz add-on, this Jennifer Garner…
Jeff CohnWe have not been into movies yet this shutdown- when we sit down to watch something in the evening we've only got about 1 hour of bandwidth for concentration- but I know we'll get to these at some point
For many of those lucky enough to be able to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, books have taken on a special meaning. COVID-19 book clubs have popped up to help readers feel connected to one another, group readings have brought new life to…
Jeff CohnI love lists like this- and I'm thrilled to discover books I'd never have known about that will take me to places I'd never have seen and helped me look at the world in different ways