Summer is officially over as the fall season began on September 22nd. In many parts of the country, temperatures will gradually decline, and leaves will fall from trees. Will COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths follow suit and decline?
The COVID-19 outlook for the upcoming months is ‘too be determined’ (TBD), dependent on many factors. Will the vaccine hesitant decide to get the shot? Will people be willing to wear masks indoors? What about masks wearing by children at school? And yes, there are many other factors in play – so for now it’s TBD.
This Weekend Reading series begins with In the News, looking at some of the current healthcare news. Next check out Just Saying with opinion pieces on a variety of topics, including suicide and COVD-19. In Flash Back Friday, explore articles on significant historical events, including the Trinity Test, development of a diabetes treatment and more. Finally, do not miss Food for Thought – and my personal favorite, What Happened to Peanut Butter and Jelly?
I hope you enjoy the following:
1. In the News
- GALLUP: In U.S., an Estimated 18 Million Can’t Pay for Needed Drugs
- NPR: Booster Shots Are Coming. Here’s How To Figure Out If You Need One
- STAT: New research cautions about possible risks of acetaminophen use during pregnancy
- NPR: The Best Time For Rehabilitation After A Stroke Might Actually Be 2 To 3 Months Later
2. Just Saying
- The Lily: Suicide isn’t something Mexican families talk about. Years after my sister’s death, I finally stopped blaming myself.
- Kaiser Health News: I Got a ‘Mild’ Breakthrough Case. Here’s What I Wish I’d Known.
- The Atlantic: No, Vaccinated People Are Not ‘Just as Likely’ to Spread the Coronavirus as Unvaccinated People
3. Flashback Friday
- WebMD: COVID-19 Claims 675,000 U.S. Lives, Matching 1918 Flu
- Axios: Henry Herrera and the Legacy of the Trinity Test
- Smithsonian Magazine: A Brief History of the Sonogram
- The Conversation: Insulin was discovered 100 years ago – but it took a lot more than one scientific breakthrough to get a diabetes treatment to patients
4. Food for Thought
- HealthDay: Could Your Genes Be to Blame for Your Kid’s Aversion to Broccoli?
- JSTOR Daily: What Happened to Peanut Butter and Jelly?
- WebMD: Use-By, Sell-By, Best-By: Food Dating Labels Explained
- HealthDay: Could a Japanese Plant Turn Cold Cuts Into Healthy Fare?
Enjoy your weekend!
Suzanne Daniels, Ph.D.
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