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.
Schools need to be open in the fall, especially for younger kids. That means all of us sacrificing now.
The Washington Post
Helen Jenkins, William Hanage
– Jul 1, 4:00 AM
Schools are not a luxury item — they are part of the bedrock of society. They not only educate children, they also feed many of them. They provide a safer environment than home for some kids, and they are a beating heart in many communities.
Jeff CohnThis is about spending our risk capital wisely.
Author Affiliations Article Information Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Center for…
Jeff CohnMy public health professor said, “America will always spend whatever it takes to save the girl trapped in the well.” This is about recognizing and overcoming our cognitive biases to serve the mission of pubic health- what’s best for the most...
It would feel so good to give up. To hug our friends, to visit our grandparents. To eat one meal, just one, at a restaurant table instead of on the couch, maybe even without the kids in tow. Even a mundane day of running errands—shopping…
Jeff Cohn“ Saying no to the ones you love is hard. No, let’s not hang out inside your house. No, I won’t see you at church this week. No, I won’t come to your wedding. No, we’re not having the family reunion this year.”
The New York Times
– Jun 29, 9:01 PM
At a May 30 birthday party in Texas, one man reportedly infected 18 friends and family with the coronavirus. Reading reports like these, you might think of the virus as a wildfire, instantly setting off epidemics wherever it goes. But other reports…
Jeff CohnIf we avoid close contact in enclosed spaces for longer than brief episodes we will reduce transmission significantly. And masks/distancing outdoors.
This is one in a series of reports from hospitals responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. The hospital's first employee to die of Covid-19 was a kitchen worker named Marie Deus. She was 65, and a longtime germophobe. Years before the pandemic, years…
Jeff CohnWhere one lives ideally shouldn’t significantly impact one’s ability to live a healthy life, but it sadly does, as this story tragically describes...
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
– Jun 30
Mark W. Tenforde, MD, PhD; Erica Billig Rose, PhD; Christopher J. Lindsell, PhD; Nathan I. Shapiro, MD; D. Clark Files, MD; Kevin W. Gibbs, MD; Matthew E. Prekker, MD; Jay S. Steingrub, MD; Howard A. Smithline, MD; Michelle N. Gong, MD; Michael S.
Jeff CohnHere’s the real data showing the excess risk borne by people living in poverty..
Last week, a worker at one of my favorite bakeries in Los Angeles tested positive for Covid-19. Bub and Grandma's, which provides wonderfully crackly sourdough to restaurants, coffee shops and grocery stores all over the city, posted the news on…
The New York Times
– Jun 30, 7:13 AM
Carl Reiner, who as performer, writer and director earned a place in comedy history several times over, died Monday night at home in Beverly Hills. He was 98. His death was confirmed by his daughter, Annie Reiner. Mr. Reiner first attracted…
Jeff CohnA kind, funny, wise, humble guy- a life well lived. ..