Category: COVID-19

August 4, 2020 Joe Brady

While waiting for a vaccine or a cure, doctors around the world are effectively getting better at treating patients with COVID-19 and saving many lives. Doctors in hard-hit areas of Europe like Italy and the UK began in late February reaching out to Doctors in China for advice on treating patients with COVID. According to…

July 20, 2020 Joe Brady

Finally some legitimate cause for hope in the fight against COVID-19. A vaccine being developed at the University of Oxford has been shown to produce a strong immune response. According to Dr. Anthony Fauci “any way you slice it, this is good news”. In a clinical trial published Monday in the medical journal The Lancet,…

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

Physical activity is known to have a profound impact on the normal functioning of the immune system. Currently, no scientific data exists regarding the effects of exercise on this coronavirus, there is evidence that exercise can protect you from many other viral infections. Having better cardiorespiratory fitness and performing regular moderate physical activity has been…

June 30, 2020 Joe Brady

For this demonstration, Dr. Davis held agar cultures near his face and sneezed, sang, talked, and coughed at them. For one set, he wore a standard surgical mask, and for the other, he wore no mask. Check out the video on the masking debate. We are officially living in a Parks and Rec episode.https://www.buzzfeed.com/andyneuenschwander/microbiologist-mask-bacteria-demonstration

June 23, 2020 Joe Brady

Two hairstylists in Springfield, Missouri, tested positive for COVID-19 in late May. Together they had seen 140 customers since the salon reopened. They may have been contagious the whole time. But instead of detecting a cluster of new cases, local public-health had 46 salon customers tested for the virus, not one was positive. The reason…

May 10, 2020 Joe Brady

Once upon a time, a student asked his Tai Chi teacher “ master, what is the secret to living a long healthy life” the Tai Chi teacher thought about it for a while and then replied, “ just keep breathing”. One phenomenon puzzling doctors treating patients with COVID-19 is called “silent hypoxia”. Many patients appear…

April 29, 2020 Joe Brady

It looks like we are going to be living with coronavirus for a long time to come. We might as well get good at it. As many states including Colorado lurch toward reopening even before disease rates have come down, it is left to individual responsibility to prevent a resurgence of the virus. We will…

April 12, 2020 Joe Brady

According to one of the Tai Chi Classics (Sun Tzi’s Art of War) and my teachers in New York City’s China Town, “When you are gettin’ your butt kicked, stay close to home and fortify your defenses.”  If you catch the COVID-19 you may be in for a rough time.  Here is the best advice…

April 5, 2020 Joe Brady

We are being hunted. The Coronavirus has some pretty potent strategies for finding itself new hosts to infect. It’s time for the hunted to become the hunter. They say “the best defense is a good offense” and it’s time humans began to seriously fight back. Instead of cowering in the face of Coronavirus, we need…