Looking after #1: The healthcare worker’s guide to surviving winter.

If you’re in healthcare, this is probably your worst winter ever. Between the COVIDs, scarce resources, shutdowns, homeschooling, bureaucracy, hoaxers, and checking the in-laws’ rashes online, you must feel cooked. You’re frustrated. Your patients die calling COVID a hoax. People refuse to wear masks. So many loved parents die alone. Bureaucrats don’t prioritize people’s lives.Continue reading “Looking after #1: The healthcare worker’s guide to surviving winter.”

20 tips on surviving the COVID winter.

I hate 2020. It’s the worst year I can remember. Between the pandemic, the shutdown, the plunging economy, the overloaded medical system, the mask debate, and the looming elections, I can’t remember a worse one. And it’s not over yet. From doctors to politicians, all those who know what they’re talking about, and some whoContinue reading “20 tips on surviving the COVID winter.”

COVID travels 2: Turkey’s heart.

After five days spent chasing Mehmet the Conqueror’s shadow in a scorching Istanbul, haunted by moody cats and hungry carpet sellers, we left for dusty Edirne. The second Ottoman capital is a sleepy town in the tiny, bland European Turkey, and renting a car was a challenge, since they hadn’t heard of one-way rentals, butContinue reading “COVID travels 2: Turkey’s heart.”