Monthly Archives: May 2021
I’m starting to feel like there might be an end in sight to the pandemic, at least here in the U.S.
I’m hugely grateful that vaccines were available so quickly, and that they’re working so well. Every day, I check the number of U.S. cases and deaths, and I see them trending downward as the number of shots in arms rises. The slow but steady improvement seems like nothing less than a full-on, inspiring razzle-dazzle miracle of science.
But at the same time, I can’t help thinking about the “long haulers”, or people with “long COVID.”
It’s with a certain degree of eye-rolling that we announce that it’s Mental Health Awareness Month, Dear People. The irony is not lost on us.
Ticks are disgusting. They lurk around in moist, humid woods and grasses just waiting for warm, delicious you to wander by, and then they jump on and bite down. They can gorge so much on your tasty, tasty blood that they swell up to several times their original size. And if that wasn’t gross enough, that tick could be carrying the organism that causes Lyme disease in its digestive system – and spewing it into your bloodstream while it eats.
That’s right, people. Nursing Greatness is not news to us, and we are no fly-by-night fans. Every year, we celebrate Nurses Week, which starts on May 6th and goes through the 12th (which, not coincidentally, is the birthday of the redoubtable, Badass Nurse for All Seasons, Florence Nightingale).
Did you know that 2021 marks the 19th year in a row that nurses were voted the most honest, ethical, and trusted profession in the U.S.? How’s that for a winning streak?