The Days Between “There were days And there were days And there were days I know When all we ever wanted Was to learn and love and grow” - Days Between (Grateful Dead) The Days Between is among the final original songs the Grateful Dead performed, and was first played in concert in [...]
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Mutants This past week it was reported that was a new COVID-19 mutation had taken over and that this strain was more infectious than the prior circulating strain. Depending on your source for this information, the implications of a more infectious strain may or may not have been clear. Today will provide a [...]
Planning for School Re-Entry "No more pencils no more books No more teacher's dirty looks yeah Well we got no class And we got no principals And we got no innocence We can't even think of a word that rhymes School's out for summer School's out forever My school's been [...]
The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same Dancing in the Streets? “Calling out around the world Are you ready for a brand new beat? Summer’s here and the time is right For dancing in the street” -Martha and the Vandellas (1964) Without pointing fingers or name [...]
Teach Your Children We as a nation seem to be migrating from one crisis to another. What is becoming of increasing concern is that these crises appear to be further dividing Americans from one another when in the past most crises have brought American’s together. It has always been said not to discuss politics, [...]
When Can We Socialize? Long Island is now officially in Phase 1 of the New York Forward Plan for reopening society. There are a few industries that are able to resume business during this phase, but you have to start somewhere. With a little luck we will progress to Phase 2 in a couple [...]
'Tis The Season To Be Sneezy, Fa La La La La, La La Achoo! While coronavirus has been the non-stop topic for nearly all of us for the last couple of months, today we switch gears a bit to discuss seasonal allergies. The last couple of weeks has brought with it the dawn [...]
Coronavirus Update (May 19th, 2020) We are now two months into New York State on PAUSE, and while several regions have met the metrics for entering Phase 1 of returning to normalcy, here on Long Island we have at least one more week before we have an opportunity to do so as well. [...]
Happy Mother's Day (and the Weekly Update)!!!!! Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Lots to cover, so sorry in advance for the length of the post and contributing to your likely excessive COVID-19 related increase in daily screen time. Will start today with a little bit about the reports of a Kawasaki Like Syndrome and concerns [...]
We have a few topics to cover today and will try to do so as succinctly as possible. Since our prior communication, the FDA has approved an antibody test that has been validated as being highly sensitive and specific. What that means is that if you were exposed to COVID-19, the blood test will [...]