The use of masks in the1918 Flu Pandemic, Spanish Flu H1N1 virus
The horrific scale of the 1918 influenza pandemic—known as the “Spanish flu”—is hard to fathom. The virus infected 500 million people worldwide and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims—that’s more than all of the soldiers and civilians killed during World War I combined.
Lack of Quarantines Allowed Flu to Spread and Grow
Take care of your body: Remember that the best medicine is education and prevention—DraMacn
The novel coronavirus has shown us to be able to infiltrate just about every millimeter of the human body, from the brain to the heart and lungs, into the intestines, and right down to the toes, causing an extreme variety of symptoms ranging from discomfort to fatal. It’s a list that we, doctors expect to grow even longer.
Quite often we don’t recognize the brilliant and brave labor that the cleaning personal does in hospitals, clinics, medical offices, in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic. They have also been in the front line in the fight against the coronavirus.
Today I want to congratulate them all, in all countries of the world for their valor and love for their work. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for being great warriors everyday, ready to help us, doctors, nurses and patients. Your help has been so valuable and appreciated. I wish you the best to you and your families, peace, love and over all: health.
Lately, several people have communicated to me that they feel extremely anxious about the times the world is going through now. The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected the lives and livelihood of millions around the world.
All this chaos that exists affects the mind and mental health of individuals. Anxiety, stress, depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental disturbances appear and unfortunately are not well attended and recognized on time. So, it is when you know that things are not working well that you have to work on your mental health and your emotions so you can not only survive but thrive in tough times:
Accept that some situations are beyond your control.
Motivate and inspire yourself everyday
Allow yourself time to grieve and feel all the feelings.
Nice rendition of a universal theme. You can take this in any direction you want. I’ve always used white beans and skipped the pasta. All kinds of meats can be added.
In the past, I’ve added braised lamb chunks, smoked ham hocks, Italian sausage….all delicious. A salad, a loaf of bread.
This recipe is easy to follow, quick to make and tastes amazing!
It Serves 6
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 stalks celery, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
1 small yellow onion, roughly chopped
3 sprigs rosemary, minced
6 cups vegetable stock
1 (15-oz.) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
8 oz. cavatelli
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 tbsp. minced parsley
Parmesan cheese, for serving
Heat oil in a 6-qt. saucepan over medium-high; add rosemary, celery, carrot, and onion and cook until soft, 8-10 minutes. Add stock and chickpeas; simmer 5 minutes. Remove half the chickpeas and purée until smooth; return chickpeas to pan. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 10 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Stir in parsley and serve with Parmesan cheese.