FROM THE NYT TODAY:
”…First, medical care in the U.S. is notoriously fragmented. There is neither a centralized record system, as in Taiwan, nor a universal insurance system, as in Canada and Scandinavia, to remind people to get another shot. Many Americans also do not have a regular contact point for their health care…as a result, preventive care — like a booster shot — often falls through the cracks…The second problem is one that has also bedeviled other aspects of U.S. Covid response: Government health officials, as well as some experts, struggle to communicate effectively with the hundreds of millions of us who are not experts.
1. Flu Not Much of A Problem at this Time
Question Is child masking associated with reduced COVID-19–related childcare program closures?
Findings In this survey study of 6654 childcare professionals from all 50 states, child masking at baseline (May 22 to June 8, 2020) was associated with a 13% reduction in program closure within the following year, and continued child masking throughout the 1-year study period was associated with a 14% reduction in program closure.
Meaning These results suggest that masking of children in childcare programs is associated with reduced program closures, supporting current masking recommendation in younger children provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
AND LAST BUT NOT LEASED:
Some of you will remember my tomato friend, Milton Tomato. He texted me regarding our cold spell, but I told him we had plenty of room for him and that he should come on up from the Valley in early April. I assured him that I’d have a bed for him.
(SOME NORWEGIANS CAN DRAW)
GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK. CLICK ON “COMMENT” TO TELL US WHAT YOU THINK or use one of the alternative methods for providing feedback.
P.O. Box 721