The late Peter Jennings of "ABC World News Tonight" noted that, whenever news teams cover disasters, reporters often ask questions that sound like this: "How did you get through this terrible experience?" Survivors frequently reply: "I don't know. I just prayed. Without God's help, I don't think I could have made it."
In these trying times people are looking for anything that can be seen as normal. What we found hasn’t been normal in decades – but it is now!
DEAR HARRIETTE: My husband thinks that he is invincible. He never gets sick — or so he says. He is not afraid of the new coronavirus. Meanwhile, my three kids and I suffer from asthma. Reports say that anybody with asthma should be extra careful right now. We have been staying at home and following the rules, but it’s hard to know if we will be safe when my husband goes out every day without a mask or gloves and seems oblivious to the health risks. Am I being overly paranoid? How can I get him to be more cautious — if not for himself, then for us? — Fair Warning
Dear Doctor: It seems like gut microbes are part of every kind of health issue now. I just read that having the wrong bacteria causes pulmonary hypertension, which is something our dad had before he died. Is that really true? How can it be fixed?
These are challenging times. Like everyone, you are concerned about keeping your family safe and healthy, and you're doing your part to help protect your community from the effects of the coronavirus. And if you're an investor, you must also address your financial situation. How should you respond to the current market volatility and recent declines in investment prices?