Healthy Options 11/4/20: Current Scientific Thinking about Covid-19 & Health Strategies

Host/Producer: Rhonda Feiman
Co-producer: Petra Hall
Technical assistance: Joel Mann & Amy Browne

Current scientific thinking about Covid-19 and a review of basic strategies to keep us (ourselves, our families, and our communities) healthy during these challenging times.

-What is the proper way to wash your hands.
-What is the proper way to wear a mask?
-What should we look for before we return to a healthcare practitioner’s office? What questions should you ask about procedures and how the visit will be conducted?
-What are the ethical considerations In terms of how we as a society keep each other healthy?
-How do we reconcile ideas of our personal freedom, and our responsibilities as good citizens working towards the good of the community- and what does that mean in respect to ethical behavior?
-What is “herd immunity” and why is it so dangerous, & not a good idea, to “just let nature take it’s course”?
-What is the difference between COVID-19 and influenza?

Guest: Dr. Miriam Wahrman is a microbiologist, professor and researcher, and author of the book, “The Hand Book: Surviving in a Germ-Filled World”.

Previous programs with Dr. Miriam Wahrman can be found at these links:

Healthy Options with Dr. Miriam Wahrman 3/4/20

Healthy Options 3/4/20: Interview with Dr. Miryam Wahrman, author of “The Hand Book: Surviving in the Germ-Filled World”

Healthy Options with Dr. Miriam Wahrman 2/6/19
About the host:
Rhonda Feiman is a nationally-certified, licensed acupuncturist practicing in Belfast, Maine since 1993. She primarily practices Toyohari Japanese acupuncture, using gentle and powerful non-insertion needle techniques, and also utilizes Chinese acupuncture and herbology. In addition, Rhonda is a practitioner of Qi Gong and an instructor of Tai Chi Chuan in the Yang Family tradition.