Archive for March, 2020

Quality Online Learning Alternatives

Saturday, March 28th, 2020 |

  Classrooms shuttered. Sim labs closed. Clinicals cancelled. Rotations halted. Health profession professors and student are suddenly confined to home and scrambling for alternatives. But the Internet is awash with lamentable, second-rate learning content. Where to immediately turn for quality online learning?   INMED offers ten highly-developed Elective Online Courses in core global health subjects. […]

China and Italy – Takeaway from Two Epidemics

Friday, March 20th, 2020 |

  What lessons can be derived from the COVID-19 epidemic in China vs Italy? Both nations are relatively well to do. China’s per capital GDP is $16,000 USD and Italy’s is $27,000. China has 2.5 hospital beds per capita and Italy has 4. Both nations have rather dense populations, with China’s average of 377 per […]

Anxiety, 911 and COVID-19

Friday, March 13th, 2020 |

  These are anxious days. Similar to those immediately following 9-11, healthcare professionals throughout the nation report a marked escalation of patients complaining of restlessness, sleep disturbance, and difficulty concentrating. That COVID-19 at the moment is rare in most United States cities gives in little reassurance. Rather, people’s profound anxiety is mainly resulting from school […]

COVID-19 and the Epidemics of Ancient Rome

Friday, March 6th, 2020 |

  Amid the growing COVID-19 epidemic, individual responses have largely been composed of emotional anxiety and various personal defensive postures. But what responses are most outstanding? Please allow me to draw upon some ancient history by referencing Rodney Stark‚Äôs book, the Rise of Christianity:   In 165 AD a smallpox epidemic swept through the Roman […]