COVID-19

Coping with “Pandemilash”

May 20, 2022

Covid is over. So many people have been infected that the end must be near. Or maybe it’s not. It’s enough to give one “pandemilash.”

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I got Covid. Paxlovid saved my life

April 10, 2022

After taking extreme precautions for over two years, I finally caught Covid. I was able to receive Pfizer’s Paxlovid pills. Did they save my life?

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With Covid, how many antibodies are enough?

March 13, 2022

If you’re immunocompromised, would you rather know what your anti-Covid antibody levels are, or would you rather “act as if” they’re fine?

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Is Covid spinning up our reptilian brains?

January 30, 2022

The pandemic has switched on our reptilian brains at the expense of our more mammalian, social ones. Can Polyvagel Theory help us get out of culture of distrust?

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The narcissism of anti-vaxxers

August 29, 2021

Tim Wise describes anti-vaxxers as sociopathic, sadistic and homicidal. I call them narcissists, who see everything through the lens of “What’s in it for me?”

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When anti-vaxxers get Covid

August 15, 2021

Is it OK to have schadenfreude (the German expression for “pleasure derived from someone else’s misfortune”) when an anti-vaxxer contracts Covid-19? The Internet seems to think so.

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Eleven tips to stop spinning

August 1, 2021

Spinning when it comes to decision-making sucks away our spirit as we get stuck. Here are eleven tips that can help.

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Traveling to America? Beware the PCR testing shuffle

July 18, 2021

Travel during a pandemic involves some extra hassles. Like scheduling a PCR Covid test within 72 hours of your flight. Here’s our experience.

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The story of Natan and Noga: A Covid baby bust?

July 4, 2021

A Covid near miss: pre-vaccines, our a/c technician could have infected me. Instead, he canceled at the last minute and got married.

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“It’s so nice to see your face again”

May 23, 2021

“I almost didn’t recognize you without your mask,” Shifra said at the park while we were walking our dogs. Post-pandemic socializing returns!

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