Not only is today a lot like yesterday — and probably tomorrow — but I don’t seem to be able to focus on one particular topic. A few things are buzzing around my brain. First up:
Can You Get COVID-19 Twice?
As with everything else, nobody has a clear opinion. Or they change faster than a politician’s election strategy.
Doctors emphasize there is no evidence of widespread vulnerability to reinfection and that it is difficult to know what to make of these cases in the absence of detailed lab work, or medical studies documenting reinfections. Some people could be suffering from a reemergence of the same illness from virus that had been lurking somewhere in their body, or they could have been hit with a different virus with similar symptoms. Their positive COVID-19 tests could have been false positives — a not-insignificant possibility given accuracy issues with some tests — or picked up dead remnants of virus, as authorities believe happened in hundreds of people who tested positive after recovering in South Korea.
The FDA has warned that some hand sanitizer brands labeled as containing ethyl alcohol actually contain a much more dangerous ingredient.
The agency reported that there has been an increase in hand sanitizers that have tested positive for methanol, or wood alcohol. If methanol is absorbed through the skin, it can cause blindness and hospitalizations; even death if ingested. For the complete list, go to FDA hand sanitizer updates.
Men and #MeToo
It’s not just women who’ve been harassed by men in power. This fascinating article looks at how some men have suffered too. And no, they weren’t the abusers.
Life In 3-D
How about a random mantra? Decode the problem. Decide the next steps. Deliver change.
(Random beach photo from a recent walk)