Why We Urgently Need A National COVID-19 Antibody Test Roll-Out Now

Call or write to your local congressmen, mayors and governors to demand the antibody tests now. Help save lives and jobs.


 

Antibody testing is all about finding out who has had the virus and who is now immune to another infection (at least for a few months— maybe much longer).  This information would allow millions of Americans folks to get back to work and/or fight the virus on the frontlines.

 


Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess, co-hosts of “Lying on the Beach,” interviewed Dr. Susan Malinowski, a Vitreoretinal Surgeon, on this topic because she just published an opinion piece on why the Federal Government needs to immediately roll-out a National COVID-19 Antibody Test. 

 


You can find it on the Medium website – Eight Ways to Smash, not Just Flatten, the Coronavirus Curve

 


Dr. Malinowski is an inventor and partner in Retina Consultants of Michigan. She does research, writes, and lectures worldwide on new treatments for blinding retinal illnesses. She is also a patent holder and inventor of the Rollababy (a combination stroller/ suitcase), Pre-stick (a caliper that eases pain during intraocular injections), and an instrument used to deliver medications under the Retina during retinal surgery.


 

Retinal work is all about dealing with infections. In fact, retina doctors were among the first to identify COVID-19.

 


Listen to the podcast here – http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2020/04/05/drsusanmalinowski

 


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Fillers

Larry David, Master of His Quarantine

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/04/style/larry-david-curb-your-enthusiasm-coronavirus-psa.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share


Eliot Is Back In The Puzzle Making Business


A Surprise Ending


Happy Birthday Adam Hess, Zoom Style


An Old Time Joke


Abe and Esther are flying to Australia for a two week vacation to celebrate

their 40th anniversary.



Suddenly, over the public address system, the Captain announces, “Ladies and

Gentlemen, I am afraid I have some very bad news. Our engines have ceased functioning and we will attempt an emergency landing luckily, I see an uncharted island below us and we should be able to land on the beach.


However, the odds are that we may never be rescued and will have to live on the island for the rest of our lives”.


Thanks to the skill of the flight crew, the plane lands safely on the island.  An hour later Abe turns to his wife and asks, “Esther, did we pay our charity pledge check to Beth Shalom Synagogue yet?” “No, sweetheart,” she responds.


Abe, still shaken from the crash landing, then asks, “Esther, did we pay our United Jewish Appeal pledge?


“Oy, no I’m sorry. I forgot to send the check,” she says.


“One last thing, Esther, did you remember to send a check for the Synagogue Building Fund this month?,” he asks.


“Oy, forgive me, Abie,” begged Esther. “I didn’t send that one, either.”


Abe grabs her and gives her the biggest hug and kiss in 40 years.


Esther pulls away and asks him, “So, why did you kiss me?”?


Abe answers, “They’ll find us


Online Activities

 The 25 Most Influential Interior Designers of the 20th Century | Architectural Digest

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/gallery/the-25-most-influential-interior-designers


J.K. Rowling Launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Digital Hub – Variety

J.K. Rowling Launches ‘Harry Potter at Home’ Digital Hub


Take a Virtual Tour of New York’s Museum District

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/arts/design/nyc-museums-architecture-tour-virus.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share our


Every Thursday Night

A Kabbalistic Meditation Celebration


MUSIC TO MAKE YOUR DAY


We’re All Home Bound- the Corona Virus song


To Die, Or Not To Die

To Die, Or Not To Die

I just completed a powerful Zoom call with several screens of participants for Shelly Palmer ‘s “Alone Together Discussion Group.” It was so intense that I have to visit my “home bar” even though I don’t drink.


Today’s Question: Should hospitals be considering universal do-not-resuscitate (DNR) orders for coronavirus patients? Even though there were excellent verbal judgements for both sides, the final tally was that we don’t want the medical profession making final decisions.


Feel free to leave your opinion. Request an invite for next week. This was the best and most organized zoom meeting I have ever attended. Shelly had control of the conversation and software. Everything was seamless.


Pre-read materials:

Hospitals consider universal do-not-resuscitate orders for coronavirus patients (via Washington Post)

Triage (via Wikipedia)

Latest statistics and coronavirus tracking.


This Is What I Have For You Today

The Office’s John Krasinski launched a YouTube channel dedicated to good news – The Verge. Make sure you watch the last few minutes.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/3/30/21200161/john-krasinski-youtube-some-good-news-office-steve-carell-michael-scott-coronavirus

This is where you find it on YouTube

https://youtu.be/F5pgG1M_h_U


10 days that changed the restaurant industry

https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/operations/10-days-changed-restaurant-industry


Restaurant damage to date: $25B in sales, 3 million jobs


Instagram introduced a new feature, Co-Watching, that lets users browse posts with friends, and view saved, liked and suggested content by tapping a photo icon in an ongoing chat. The feature, aimed at helping people socialize safely during the health crisis, will be available globally “over the coming weeks,” said Instagram


Night Shift: Inside Late-Night TV’s Coronavirus Chaos – Variety


We see “glimmers” that social distancing is working

From CNN’s Adrienne Vogt—

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said social distancing measures appear to be working — but stressed that the coronavirus pandemic is still a very serious situation.

“We’re starting to see glimmers that that is actually having some dampening effect,” Fauci told CNN’s Jim Sciutto.

Fauci cautioned that the US hasn’t seen a turnaround in cases yet, but is hopeful that efforts to push mitigation is possibly slowing the rate.

“What we’re starting to see right now is just the inklings. And I don’t want to put too much stock on it, because you don’t want to get overconfident, you just want to keep pushing in what you’re doing. You’re starting to see that the daily increases are not in that steep incline, they’re starting to be able to possibly flatten out,” Fauci says.



Being Digital in “The Age of Covid-19”

Even though the Beaches are closed, Steve Greenberg and Lois Whitman-Hess are still “Lying on the Beach,” but in their homes.


Working from home— stuck at home— it has never been more important than right now to become digitally focused — and to talk more about that— this week we are honored to be joined by Shelly Palmer on our podcast.


Shelly Palmer was named LinkedIn’s Top Voice in Technology. He is CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. He is the co-host of “Think About This” on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, and appears frequently as a commentator on CNN and CNBC.


Shelly Palmer shares his vast digital experience with the listeners of the “Lying on the Beach” podcast.


Listen to the podcast here – http://www.lyingonthebeach.com/2020/03/30/shellypalmer/


Lying on the Beach is powered by HandLNewYork.com

Hope You Are All Well


Brings back so many memories and emotions


Why Are Women Paying $20,000 For A Baby Doll

https://airmail.news/issues/2020-3-28/infantilized?utm_campaign=2020-3-28-1&utm_medium=email&utm_source=delivery


Excellent, Riveting, Absorbing! Eliot and I binged Friday Night


https://www.pbs.org/food/shows/the-inn-at-little-washington/


A total energizer. Podcast Creator and Strategist Eric Nuzum on Great Audio Storytelling | Literary Hub

https://lithub.com/podcast-creator-and-strategist-eric-nuzum-on-great-audio-storytelling/

Virus Times

HWH PR’s assignment for today and weeks and months that follow. Client Dr. Maurice de Hond, a social geographer living in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, has produced a research paper about the spread of the Corona Virus. He feels a total lockdown of California, and other states with low humidity and higher temperatures, is a mistake. To find out why, email me at loisw@hwhpr.com. If you have any ideas about which media we should approach to help spread the news, let me know too. Thank you. Stay healthy and safe. #coronavirus #worldhealthorganization #unitedstates #stayhome #stayhealthy #humidity #temperature #climatecontrol #lockdown


Photo by Eliot Hess. Six cruise ships hanging out in the Atlantic ocean off Miami Beach waiting to rotate for docking privileges. This is a rare sight for us.


Click below for tonight’s Kabbalah meditation with Rabbi Marc Philippe of Temple Emanu-El of Miami Beach and Congregant Doug Hirsch. Every “Thursday” night at 7pm online. https://www.tesobe.org/join-us-from-home.html

https://www.facebook.com/cantormarc/videos/10157620196188248?sfns=mo



Americans are stocking up on firearms 




Barry Diller’s $93 million sailing yacht just passed our window. I guess he wants to quarantine here. Photo by Eliot Hess. For more specifics

https://www.bing.com/search?q=eos+yacht+owner&qs=AS&pq=eos+yacht&sk=AS1&sc=4-9&cvid=BAB3F69FBE1445A98A71F88DC870E916&FORM=QBRE&sp=2

Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous

The Living Room Window

A friend sent this to me about his situation.

“We are 10 days into self-isolation and it is really upsetting me to witness my wife standing at the living room window gazing aimlessly into space with tears running down her cheeks.


“It breaks my heart to see her like this. I have thought very hard about how I can cheer her up. I have even considered letting her in – but rules are rules.”


The Art World’s Mini-Madoff and Me

For a few years, Inigo Philbrick and I were inseparable. Then it turned out he was running a con. Not that he thinks he did anything wrong. But did I?

Read in New York Magazine: https://apple.news/AQTXsdlBKRGiYjNKcl4W9Mg



Is the English Game Based on a True Story? Breaking Down the Truth


https://twitter.com/MiaFarrow/status/1242090285590609922