5.11.2020 – little protection

little protection
social comorbidity
during the covid

Looking for those words that stand out, I came across comorbidity today.

What a great word.

I was paging through the current American Historical Review and “From the Editor’s Desk: Pulling Up the Bridge.

The Editor wrote, “Unfortunately, modern medical knowledge offers little protection against the potential outbreaks of social comorbidity during pandemic disease. State efforts to thwart the spread of an epidemic are only as effective as the government that implements them. Theocracies, for example, as the recent experiences of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Mike Pence’s Indiana suggest, are not very adept at doing so.

And there it was.

Comorbidity.

The simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.
“the comorbidity of anxiety and depression in Parkinson’s disease” says the dictionary.

Social Comorbidity are the social ills like anxiety and depression that occur along with the actual illness.

According to our Editor, “Unfortunately, modern medical knowledge offers little protection against the potential outbreaks of social comorbidity during pandemic disease.

Modern Medical Knowledge offers little protection against Social Comorbidity.

Hmmmmmmmmmm.

All I can say to that?

NO KIDDING!

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