Author Archives: Alexis Rodrigo
Author Archives: Alexis Rodrigo
My daughter and niece entered a dance choreography contest recently.
And they placed runners-up in the Short & Sweet category!
As of this writing, four of my friends have shared the video on YouTube.
Proof that people are hungry for uplifting, positive content ... in these unprecedented times (LOL, that phrase has become such a cliche!).
I'm super proud of these two! They did a great job choreographing a socially distanced routine and then editing their videos so it looked like they were truly dancing together.
I'm also very grateful that they have each other.
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the federal government will provide $1.1-billion for research to address COVID-19.
This aligns with an article I read today, where a former World Bank chief said:
"...it makes absolutely no sense to keep putting trillions of dollars into a stimulus package and not put hundreds of billions into the one thing that will stop the financial crisis. The thing that will stop the financial crisis is getting the virus under control." - Jim Yong Kim
When I pray the rosary, I pray for our leaders and scientists that they may be guided towards the best way to solve the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mainstream media picked up on a recent "study" that debunks the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine as treatment for COVID-19.
I fear that because US President Donald Trump had been promoting the drug, then its use has become highly political.
In fact, the study is not rigorous. The sampling wasn't random, and it's still in pre-print stage. Meaning, it has not been peer reviewed.
Here are a couple of good explanations why the results of this study should be taken with a grain of salt.
Here's another one from a medical doctor who's been treating COVID-19 patients.
Let's hope this doesn't stop researchers from carrying out more rigorous studies on hydroxychloroquine and other possible treatments for COVID-19.
Unbelievable but true: It's been 42 days since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.
By now, we've gotten accustomed to what some like to refer as "the new normal."
(On the other hand, some people have an almost violent objection to this term.)
What does this look like?
It's amazing what humans can adapt to.
Our lives have been turned upside-down, inside-out, and shaken all around ... and now the dust seems to have settled and we're carrying on.
We're doing what needs to be done. And there are signs of hope.
But maybe not everyone is doing quite so well.
Over in Nova Scotia, a man drove around killing people. As of today, a total of 23 people have been killed.
His motives are still a big mystery and I wonder if we'll ever really know for sure what set off this killing spree.
As if we didn't have enough on our plate!
On another note, today is Earth Day!
I haven't had the chance to plan anything special to celebrate this year.
It seems that Mother Nature herself is in a state of flux. It's mid-April, but we've been getting snow.
Dear Mother Nature, I urgently need to be able to go outdoors and soak up some sun. It could make the difference between getting a mild or serious case of this disease, if at all.