Showing posts from August, 2022

On Our FInal "Virtual Route 66" For the Month

 Please enjoy: From me : “Whenever I've started a company ONLY to make money, it was a big mistake. I'd begin, run into challenges, and ultimately give up in frustration. Starting any successful company is always hard work, and unless it’s fully aligned with your purpose, you’ll quit before the job is done.”   [Tweet]  From the world :  “If our purpose is bigger than ourselves, we think more creatively, we're less likely to give up in the face of setbacks, and we replace feelings of anxiety with feelings of hope because we're driven by the biggest positive transformations that we can imagine.” –    Jane McGonigal (Author, Game Designer)  [Tweet] Data-Driven Optimism In a study conducted by the Association for Psychological Science, researchers found that within a 14 year period, participants who expressed having a sense of purpose in their life had a 15% lower risk of death as opposed to those who said they didn’t.  [Tweet] Source:  Association for Psychological Science

Notations On Our World (Weekly Edition): On #COVID; Health Security & Other Thoughts

    We present the following courtesy of Johns Hopkins and the EPA: COVID-19 Clinical Practice Blood Abnormalities Found in People with Long Covid   (Science)  An ambitious study of people with Long Covid has turned up a host of abnormalities in their blood. The clues add to a body of evidence hinting at drivers of the condition and potential treatments worth testing. They also suggest that, as many scientists and patients have suspected, Long Covid shares certain features with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), another condition thought to follow an infection. The new study, posted as a preprint last week, was modest in size, examining just 99 people with Long Covid. Public & Global Health A Complicated Fall Vaccine Campaign: Updated Covid Boosters, Flu Shots, and how to Time the Jabs   (STAT News)  For the health officials who steer vaccination campaigns, it’s going to be a complicated fall. The U.S. plan to roll out updated Covid-19 boosters will not on