The Altons are happy to welcome author Terry Blackmore of the Pandemic Series, the first book of which (called “Antigenic Shift”) is receiving good notices. Unlike most post-apocalyptic fiction, “Antigenic Shift” is set in Canada!
Also, if we didn’t have enough reasons TO social distance as it is, now we have rioting in dozens of major cities, makes you want to live outside the city, or maybe outside the planet might be safer. Well, if you live in Minneapolis, interesting things are going on there, like the majority of the city council wanting to dismantle the police department. Interesting to know that the majority is a veto-proof majority, even if the mayor is against it and vetoes it, he can be voted down. Mayors in LA and NYC are also cutting band funding for police departments. Great idea? Good idea? Terrible idea?
In COVID news, the country of new zealand has declared that its last case of coronavirus has recovered, making it the first country to have no active COVID cases and declare the pandemic in the country to be over. The nation of 5 million is opening sports stadiums, scheduling concerts, weddings, retail commerce, and hospitality without restrictions.
Plus, Chloroquines have been controversial since the moment they were mentioned by President Trump, with some studies reporting positive effects and others declaring the drug family downright dangerous. Now, some negative studies are being retracted, including one in the prestigious British medical journal “The Lancet”. What’s the deal? Dr. Joe Alton gives his thoughts.
All this and more in the latest Survival Medicine Podcast with Joe Alton MD and Amy Alton ARNP!