Final Report On The Diamond Princess

Everybody catches the flu. It’s just one of those facts of life and mostly it is an inconvenience. Maybe you lose a few days of work or school and you recover, unless you are part of a vulnerable group – underlying illness, immune compromised or elderly. Society works hard at reducing the spread of influenzaContinue reading “Final Report On The Diamond Princess”

Swine Flu of 2009 and Corona

Rather than work together and craft an effective and proportional response to the current corona virus epidemic the political class and unfortunately the news media as well, are using this as an opportunity to attack the opposing side. I thought it would be helpful to compare the progression and response of this epidemic to theContinue reading “Swine Flu of 2009 and Corona”

7 Medications That Can Help You Recover

Cruising and the Risk of Contagion Part III Carrying Medications and Being Prepared An Ounce Of Prevention Our first line of defense is improving our immune system before we get sick and that starts with vitamin C. Several weeks before a trip we start taking it. Around 1970, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling (chemistry andContinue reading “7 Medications That Can Help You Recover”

5 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling

Cruising and the Risk of Contagion Part II How To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling It’s not just cruise ships that provide an environment that allows for the spread of disease. Any public space that brings large numbers of people together in close quarters offers an increased chance of getting sick. Anyone who has hadContinue reading “5 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick While Traveling”

7 Things To Keep You Healthy While Traveling Introduction

Part I – Cruising and the Risk of Contagion We are huge fans of cruising but, occasionally, there is an area that causes concern: That’s illness and contagion onboard a ship. Until now, the biggest medical threat to a cruise ship has been the norovirus. It is extremely contagious, causes major stomach distress and hasContinue reading “7 Things To Keep You Healthy While Traveling Introduction”