Pandemic Predictions: Changing the Face of Travel — GALLIVANCE

It started with a touch, and in the blink of an eye the coronavirus went global. Medical scientists will be sorting out exactly what happened for years to come, but we know for sure that travelers contracted a new, local virus and spread it around the world. We’re now paying the high price for our […]

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U.S. sent 17.8 tons of masks, respirators, other PPE to China in February — Scotties Toy Box

This is beyond messed up. Stay safe everyone.

 

I want to know what tRump got for this shipment? Really, tRump is making US state Governors kiss his ass and say nice things about him to get supplies the government has, what did he get from China? Hotel deals? Deals for Ivanka? Hugs U.S. sent 17.8 tons of masks, respirators, other PPE to China […]

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Advice about Covid-19 from a pulmonary critical-care doctor — Why Evolution Is True

Reader Rick sent me this video, which I’ve listened to in its entirety (57 minutes). It’s made by Dr. David Price, a critical pulmonary-care specialist at Weill Cornell Hospital in New York City. Usually he deals with all kinds of respiratory ailments, but, as he says, now he’s dealing only with COVID-19 patients. Here Price […]

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Great source for supplies!

Happy Sunday! I found a website that lets you find supplies in your area. I do believe it’s only in the United States.

I’ve been having issues finding toilet paper.  I actually went to a store during senior citizens’ hours to buy 2 packages of TP. Prior to that, I had gone to 7 stores in the past two weeks looking for TP.  Lucky for me, I had a decent supply at home but wanted the comfort of knowing we wouldn’t run out. Scary times for everyone.

Instok.Org

Type in what you’re looking for and it tells you availability and pricing. It’s updated twice a day. Just found tp close by.

Thanks for stopping by, and be safe.instok-landing 3-29-20

 

Imgn Dermatology-review

Hello!  Happy Thursday!  I hope everyone is doing well.  We are living in scary times.  Our state is currently in a shelter at home status. I’m trying to have a positive attitude, but it’s difficult at times. I actually went to the store today at 7 am to buy toilet paper. It’s seniors day on Tuesday and Thursday from 7 am to 8 am.  This was my 7th attempt in the last two weeks to get toilet paper. I already had enough for three weeks, but with people hoarding supplies, I just needed the comfort of knowing we had enough.

On to lighter things.  I read about Imgn Dermatology in a Woman’s World magazine last month.  Woman’s World is a weekly magazine that I buy at the grocery store.  It mostly contains the latest diet and many recipes.  I’ve been reading it for years, and have gotten some great beauty tips.

I’ve been using Imgn Instant Lifting Wrinkle Fighter for 30 days.  Here’s the description from the website:

INSTANT LIFTING
WRINKLE FIGHTER
Helps immediately diminish the appearance of wrinkles, using a propritary blend of Moisturizers, Botanicals, and Nutrients.
FEATURE INGREDIENTS
Acmella oleracea extract – Ancient Medicinal Plant from South America helps reduce appearance of wrinkles using a myorelaxing mechanism similar to Botox®
Hyaluronic Acid – is a potent moisturizer that helps hydrate
and retain moisture in the skin
Vitamin B3 – moisturizes skin and protects against barrier damage, helps stimulate collagen
Vitamin B5 – is a moisturizer, an anti inflammatory, and promotes epithelisation
Vitamin B6 – helps normal skin metabolism, helps refine skin
Vitamin C and E – work together syngeristically to protect against lipid peroxidation and is a free radical scavenger and helps stimulate collagen production 
I’ve been using Imagine Dermatology Smoother Skin Anti Aging Renewal Complex for the past 30 days.
SMOOTHER SKIN
ANTI AGING RENEWAL COMPLEX
A Powerful Blend of Extracts, Vitamins, and Moisturizers
FEATURE INGREDIENTS
​​Algae and Yeast Extract Complex – is a bioengineered mixture of Glucosamine HCI, Algae Extract, Yeast Extract and Urea, has been shown to help diminish wrinkles, improve smoothness, and increase integral firmness
Hyaluronic Acid – is a potent moisturizer that helps hydrate and retain moisture in the skin
Vitamin B3 – moisturizes skin and protects against barrier damage, helps stimulate collagen
Vitamin B5 – is a moisturizer, an anti inflammatory, and promotes epithelisation
Vitamin B6 – helps normal skin metabolism, helps refine skin
Vitamin C and E work together syngeristically to protect against lipid peroxidation and is a free radical scavenger and helps stimulate collagen production
It sells for $17.97 USD for 2.3 ounces.  It’s a lightly scented soothing cream. I’ve used about 1/3 of the jar over 30 days. I’ve used 1/2 of the 1 ounce bottle of the Instant Lifting Wrinkle Fighter that sells for $17.97 USD.
I’ve tried so many anti-aging products over the years. I can’t even fathom how much money I’ve spent.  These products actually work.  I was out in my yard with my dogs yesterday and took a selfie in full on sun. I’ve always taken good care of my skin, but I was really pleased with the results I’ve gotten.  I’m 61 and just wear concealer on my nose, no foundation, etc. My skin tone is more even and I have very few wrinkles.
I used each product twice a day. In the morning it goes under my sunscreen. Both products are light and quickly absorbed.
Check me out:
Imgn 3-25-20

 

Thanks for stopping by. Be well and safe!

Musings of a Physician

This was written by a friend in my book club who is a pediatrician.  She makes many valid points.  Definitely something to think about. Vote in November 2020!

Doctor 1-27-20

I often get asked about novel illness and diseases that make a huge splash in the news. Fear surges and our world begins to feel a bit smaller. And we should be worried about it. Novel viruses such as Spanish Influenza infected as many as 500 million people worldwide and killed between 20-50 million people! Viruses like these can be very deadly! As the world’s population continues to rise and people live closer to animals we will continue to see these deadly viruses. And yes we are seeing them more often! We are destroying habitat that these animals live in and forcing them closer to us and these animals become our food sources as traditional American food sources are very energy and labor intense.
What can you do?
1. Support the CDC. President Trump’s budget for 2019 cut the CDCs budget by 20%. This is causing the CDC to cut 39 out of 49 programs in other countries that support epidemic prevention. Remember Ebola virus? This was effectively fought in Africa by these funds! We don’t want to wait until a virus shows up at our children’s school to try and stop it! We need to limit its spread as quickly as possible.
2. Support science. Trump once again is trying to cut NIH funding by 13%. This is where medical technology and medications are developed and tested. I know you think it’s capitalism that develops these but it’s not. Many medical advancements are funded by taxpayers before being bought or given to large companies for large scale development. It means we pay for many of these developments twice! But I digress as this is a different topic you should educate yourself on! But that new vaccine you want for Ebola, Coronavirus, or new antibiotic for the superbug we can’t kill will start out in the NIH if it has the needed funding!
3. Climate plays a big role in this! As our planet gets warmer new viruses are hitting our continent. Think of Zika virus. Its movement to the US via mosquitoes has to do with animal and pest migration that need to head towards areas with less heat and better food resources. We have other emerging viruses as well. Consider dengue, chikungunya, Nile virus, and extensively resistant TB that have begun to emerge in the US. Many physicians, including myself, have never seen these and will be woefully unprepared to diagnose or treat these. As the planet warms and animals migrate, these new and old diseases will reach our shores regardless of immigration policies. We need to actively work on limiting carbon emissions and limiting waste on a bigger scale than just in our houses. This is a world problem that the US needs to lead or at least participate in!
4. Finally destruction. We need to carefully consider what type of community, country and planet destruction we take a part in and make changes! A year or more ago I posted information about how these essential oils companies are harvesting limited precious resources in other countries causing deforestation and significant environmental changes for their magical beliefs. This is not much different than searching for the elusive rhino horn. I posted an article in November about limiting the junk we put in stockings which I did this year. I carefully thought about presents and whether they would be used long enough to make their waste in landfills worthwhile. And boy did it limit gifts! Though I was mad when phone companies stopped giving away free cellphones, I realized that this means we are holding on to those phones longer and decreasing both resource use and child labor in other countries instead of just getting the newest model!
We need to make changes as humans or the planet will do it for us! Our voting shows us where we want to devote resources. Our purchasing shows us how we will be trashing our planet over time.
Things you can do?
1. Buy local. Hoping to buy into a farm share this spring and eat local! Less food transit.

2. Think twice before buying. My husband says measure twice, cut once. Apply this to purchases.
3. Push your neighbors, friends and businesses to turn down the heat, use products multiple times before throwing out, and consider how their profit model effects more than just them.
4. Look into how your elected leaders’ actions affect not only our country but also the world. Diseases make us a small world and if we aren’t actively working with our fellow humans, we won’t get very far at protecting our children. Isolationism has never been very effective.
5. Finally, learn about science and epidemiology. You will be surprised about how scary these diseases can become. There are really smart scientists out there working on and fixing these problems but we have to help by becoming educated. This is not a Goggle search or Facebook read but ask a scientist. Subscribe to Nature or Science magazine. Read a science journal. Go to the university and ask to sit in on a lecture or join a class. Perseverating on fear won’t get you anywhere! There is a reason we didn’t shut down travel to Africa during the Ebola virus like Trump yelled for. Find out why!