𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐆𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒: 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝟑 – 𝐇𝐨𝐰 ‘𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞!

𝐇𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐯𝐢𝐠𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬, 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐨𝐧 𝐚 𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐫. Y’all we have been in this…how many months is it? 589? Feels like it, doesn’t it! We.are.at.the.finish.line. This will not be forever! It’s just the last few miles ofContinue reading “𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐆𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒: 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝟑 – 𝐇𝐨𝐰 ‘𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐞!”

𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 – And a special note to all the Grammy/Nana/Grandma/Pop/PaPa/ Granddads out there

We are all wondering about Thanksgiving this year. I want to give some clear guidance that I’m hearing from nearly every other public health official, city leader, healthcare worker, hospital administrator, and epidemiologist I know – and all that I trust. It is recommended 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐍𝐋𝐘 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲. 𝐈𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐧’𝐭Continue reading “𝐋𝐞𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐚𝐥𝐤 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐠𝐚𝐢𝐧 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐨 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐜𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 – And a special note to all the Grammy/Nana/Grandma/Pop/PaPa/ Granddads out there”

𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐆𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒

𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭 𝟐 – 𝐓𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐞𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 “𝐛𝐮𝐛𝐛𝐥𝐞” 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤𝐬 (𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐬𝐠𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠) Post 1 talked about how we are now in uncharted territory. Since we have uncontrolled spread in the US (see the past two posts for that data), we need to be much better at erring on the side of caution (which probably looksContinue reading “𝐍𝐀𝐕𝐈𝐆𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐍𝐆 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝐒𝐔𝐑𝐆𝐄 𝐒𝐄𝐑𝐈𝐄𝐒”

NAVIGATING THE SURGE SERIES: Post 1 30,000 foot look at the numbers.

In the past 2 weeks, we have had 1.5 million new infections in the US. That number is probably more like 2-2.5ish million since there is a delay in testing, the incubation period of the virus is 5-14 days, inadequate testing (which is one of the reasons why we have high positivity rates – weContinue reading “NAVIGATING THE SURGE SERIES: Post 1 30,000 foot look at the numbers.”

𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞-𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞?

I can’t believe we are already nearing the end of this semester for college. A huge shout-out to the college students who are showing such grit, resilience, and love for your fellow neighbors on top of studying for your finals and trying to maintain some sort of social life (Zoom 2am study meetings are awesome,Continue reading “𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐞-𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞?”

𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐯𝐞/𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬.

We need to treat it and prepare for it differently. I know you’ve heard people, including me, saying this next surge will be rougher than the others – and, that’s true because we are now in uncharted territory. We cannot emphasize that enough right now. 𝐅𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨, 𝐈 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬Continue reading “𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐯𝐞/𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬.”