Archive for October, 2020

Feeling Heavy Burdened? Here Find Rest

Friday, October 30th, 2020 |

  Job pressure. Virtual fatigue. Family isolation. Holiday loneliness. Financial uncertainty. Cold weather. Illness vulnerability. “Is this a fever overcoming me?” Our sense of heavy burden is almost ubiquitous. The CDC reports that 40% of American citizens reported mental health or substance abuse problems over the summer. Over the pandemic months, alcohol sales have soared. […]

The Case for ‘Global Surgeons’

Friday, October 23rd, 2020 |

  One person out of three around the globe lives in a community with no access to a general surgeon. Often, people are separated from physicians with such skills by scores of miles or thousands of dollars. As a result, children, healthy adults and pregnant women die from typhoid intestinal perforations, femur fractures, and labor […]

COVID-19 vs HIV Pandemics

Friday, October 16th, 2020 |

  COVID-19 and HIV: both are among the most important health issues of our lifetimes. But beyond this fact, how do you the two pandemics compare?   First some similarities. Both diseases…   Caused worldwide concern, and often outright fear Are largely asymptomatic in the beginning Were diseases over which relatively little was known Were […]

2020 Nobel Prize: World Food Program!

Friday, October 9th, 2020 |

  This week in New Delhi, the Nobel Committee awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Program (WFP), a United Nations agency, for its work to combat hunger. In both 2016 and 2019 I personally witnessed the WPF providing the essential food provisions for Syrians refugees who had fled from ISIS to […]