COVID-19 & Your Health Reminder->Sign up here for a Daily Review of Covid-19 Research and Policy by Doctors on the Frontlines The best masks to prevent COVID-19. “We’ve come a long way with masks. You can now buy third-party tested Korean KN94s that nearly match the efficacy of N95s. They are far better than both surgical and cloth masks. This mechanical engineer on YouTube tests many of the available options and makes recommendations based on the results.” (Chris Kresser) Your...

Happy new year. Let us look to the future with hope and optimism for a better tomorrow. From Erin Ruberry’s “In Better News”   COVID-19 & Your Health Coronavirus links: a year of anguish (Abnormal Returns) Including Chart of the Day: To keep the public informed, the CDC has updated its page on all known coronavirus mutations and ongoing efforts to sequence and understand their implications. Your Finances & other Wealth Management links Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus...

COVID-19 & Your Health V is for vaccine! “Remember these common vaccine myths, arm yourself with the facts.” (COVID-19 Update for December 14, 2020 from Dr. Lucy McBride) More Than 1.1 Million People Have Been Vaccinated: Covid-19 Tracker. “We’re following the nine most promising shots around the world.” (Bloomberg) Your Finances & other Wealth Management links The Best Ways to Maximize Your Charitable Donations (Abacus) How the CARES Act Changed Charitable Giving Understanding the Standard Deduction Bundling...

COVID-19 & Your Health What You Need to Know About Getting Tested for Coronavirus “Long lines, slow results and inconsistent advice have left many of us confused about when and how to get tested. We talked to the experts to answer your questions.” (The New York Times) Childhood Without Other Children: A Generation Is Raised in Quarantine “Covid-19 has meant the youngest children can’t go to birthday parties or play dates. Parents...

  COVID-19 & Your Health Good morning. The C.D.C. announces its suggested vaccine priorities, and we offer a timeline of when you can expect to get one. (The New York Times) C.D.C. Officials Shorten Recommended Quarantine Periods (The New York Times) “New research suggests that people are most infectious two days before and five days after symptoms develop. Many countries around the world have moved to shorter quarantine periods, from five to 10 days,...

  COVID-19 & Your Health   Real-time Coronavirus Advice from an MD – Dr. Lucy McBride: Sign up here If you want to catch up on some of her prior writings, here's a good place to start: A practical strategy (and handy acronym!) to mitigate risk of coronavirus infection COVID School Series: Your daily dose of facts and guidance on COVID-19 COVID 101: the anatomy of coronavirus COVID 201: the anatomy of COVID anxiety ...

  As a thank you to their customers, Zoom lifts the 40-minute limit for all meetings globally from midnight ET Nov. 26 through 6 AM ET on Nov. 27 so family gatherings don’t get cut short. COVID-19 & Your Health Assorted links from Chris Kresser, M.S., L.Ac.: “Derek Lowe wrote an excellent summary of what we know and don’t know about the vaccines. He covers both the good news and the questions that...

COVID-19 & Your Health Coronavirus: The married couple behind the successful Pfizer COVID vaccine. “Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci founded the pharmaceutical company BioNTech which has developed the 90% effective coronavirus vaccine.” (Sky News) Meet Kathrin Jansen, the woman leading Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine effort. “The rock star scientist has a track record of producing difficult vaccines against the odds.” (Fast Company) Pfizer Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Is 90 Percent Effective. What Happens Now?...

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have served in defense of our democracy. We honor you, and the family and loved ones who supported your service. Veterans Day honors all of those who have served the country in war or peace — dead or alive — although it's largely intended to thank living veterans for their sacrifices. It was originally called Armistice Day, commemorating the end of World War I. 5 Facts to Know...

COVID-19 & Your Health Is it safe to see grandparents for the holidays during COVID-19? Experts weigh in. (HuffPost) A room, a bar and a classroom: how the coronavirus is spread through the air. “The risk of contagion is highest in indoor spaces but can be reduced by applying all available measures to combat infection via aerosols. Here is an overview of the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on...