Update from an Epidemic

Betsy Brown, MD
Dispatches from a physician working in the midst of the Corvid 19 outbreak
Created 09 Mar 2020
  • October 10, 2021
    11 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Lately I have been busier than before and distracted. Partly due to work which drains me daily. Partly due to the puppy, Barlow, who is growing rapidly. A fine and handsome puppy he is. And partly due...
  • October 1, 2021
    02 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    October is here. Fall has arrived. Time for some poetry. This time from William Stafford. The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People won...
  • September 21, 2021
    22 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Having a puppy changes your life pretty quickly. Barlow gained 2 pounds in a week. His feet tell me that he has more growing to do. He is sleeping through the night. Good boy! But come evening, I am e...
  • September 12, 2021
    13 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    Sometimes we all just need a break. This has been an ongoing year and a half of change and challenges. So much heartbreak and hardship. So many stories to tell and be heard. Somehow still, we humans c...
  • September 7, 2021
    09 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    Fall is coming. The sun is setting earlier, although still no rain. Somehow, summer seems shorter this year. The promise we felt last winter with the gift of vaccines has faded away. It is easy to bla...
  • September 1, 2021
    02 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    The pandemic has been a long haul and we are all tired. Over the long months, I have held onto my compassion and empathy for my patients who have fears and misgivings about COVID and vaccines. Last we...
  • August 29, 2021
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    The Delta variant has upended everyone’s plans for the remainder of the summer and fall. The IHME (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) upgraded its projected deaths to 734,000 by the end of t...
  • August 26, 2021
    27 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read
    We have carried the world on our shoulders for months. Constant bad news and sadness can overwhelm us. Some of us have survivor’s guilt. Others anger and frustration, marking our losses. Often we feel...
  • August 22, 2021
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    Here in the Pacific Northwest, we can feel the end of summer speeding towards us. Today, the temperature barely reached 60 degrees. Still no rain though. That rain is flooding other parts of the count...
  • August 16, 2021
    17 Aug 2021 • 3 min read
    The Delta variant of COVID-19 has whopped the US on the side of its head. Just when everyone hoped the end of COVID was nigh with good vaccines. The promise of concerts, parties, festivals, vacations,...
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