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One small bright spot in the COVID-19 crisis is that some states, including Mississippi, are reducing some regulations temporarily to help with social distancing, which is designed to prevent the spread of the virus.
Mississippians now live and die in a healthcare system where the state Department of Health controls the supply of hospitals, clinics, diagnostic equipment, nursing homes and even home health providers.
We urge the Governor to make sure that the state is prepared to handle the management challenges that will come with increased testing in the coming months. We would like to see some innovative approaches to getting the job done. We have some ideas.
The Coronavirus has disrupted just about everything, but few things as much as transportation networks in and around big metropolitan areas. The global pandemic could be a back breaker for these mass transit systems and the authorities that run them.
My grandmothers were born in the late 1800’s. They might have worn asphidity bags filled with smelly herbs to ward off colds and other diseases. Many rural folk did then. Some accounts say asphidity bags were used to ward off the Spanish Flu. So were face masks. They may have saved some lives. Who knows?
It’s not uncommon for experts to disagree. That’s why you get second opinions. Or should. If you need reminding, look at the conflicting admonitions, confusing advice about, and disastrous consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns experts advocated. And at the cynical exploitation of their bad advice to advance political narratives.