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CAMUS; the Plague Part VI

Reader discretion advised: 13% of us will have a stress-related psychotic break during the pandemic. If you feel responsible for giving the virus to others and you feel guilty for causing their death, you have a psychosis. Medication and cognitive behavioral therapy will cure most of you… The virus story is yet to be written; […]

You’ve Got A Plastic Spoon…Part V

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. …AND THE ICE CREAM IS FROZEN… PART V The quarantine opposition is ready for a confrontation. Hoping to further obfuscate and downplay the initial failures of the viral immunization trials reported on Friday of Labor Day weekend, the administration sought to organize a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. Protestors and supporters began […]

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK – Part IV

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. “Caught in the Devil’s Bargain” Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”` PART IV A million virus particles on the head of a pin. Got it? It’s not a hundred pins in your lungs; now it’s a thousand… It’s the 4th of July and the beaches are closed and it’s not Jaws, it’s 19 as […]

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK – Part III: The Virus

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. On the head of a pin sit either a million angels or a million particles of corona virus 19. The outbreak in China is well publicized but not well understood because of the obfuscation. Had American and other international medical experts and scientists been welcomed initially, the world would be different […]

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK – Part II: The Residents

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. (All rights reserved. Names and identifying information have been changed for privacy’s sake) Louise and Thelma each lived about 90 years before they met as roommates at Bellamy Fields. Among my theories about dementia is “two heads are better than one” (John Haywood proverb). Assisted living often builds in social isolation […]

ANATOMY OF AN OUTBREAK – Part I: The Staff

By JOHN HOPKINS, DR.P.H. (All rights reserved. Names and identifying information have been changed for privacy’s sake) Bob’s Facebook page shows him and his family in Florida in mid March 2020. Older parents, his wife and college age sons…cheerful, engaged in Floridian tourist activities, an uneventful break from an unusually mild winter in New Hampshire. […]

Dewy Decimal

Listen to hear Dr. John Hopkins of Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields address a variety of interesting geriatric subjects. If you have an idea for a future podcast, contact Dr. John Hopkins.

New Etchasketch

Listen to hear Dr. John Hopkins of Bellamy Fields and Watson Fields address a variety of interesting geriatric subjects. If you have an idea for a future podcast, contact Dr. John Hopkins.