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.”

How Your Mask Is Just Like Your Undies. And how it’s not.

    Both masks and underwear exist to contain badness. Neither works 100%, but they’ll curb the worst of the spill. Don’t borrow someone else’s, no matter how cool they look. Keep them on around strangers, unless you’ve both been tested. Cotton breathes better than polyester. If they don’t fit well, you’ll be chaffing. Wear themContinue reading “How Your Mask Is Just Like Your Undies. And how it’s not.”