Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Remembering Robin McLaurin Williams

On August 11, 2014 the world lost one of the greatest comedic geniuses of our time. When my husband told me Robin Williams was found dead in his Paradise Cay home near Tiburon, California from an apparent suicide. My heart ached for Robin Williams and his family. People in his life said he suffered from depression. It is so heartbreaking that he felt that there was no one or anything worth living for anymore. Depression is a terrible illness. Robin Williams was born in was born in Chicago, Illinois. He moved with his family to Woodacre, California when he was 16. Robin Williams called the last forty something years in the San Francisco Bay Area his home. I never had the chance to see him in person doing standup comedy in the 1970s in the San Francisco area. He was such a funny man with a warm heart. I definitely remembering watching him on the Mork & Mindy television show. My all-time favorite movie of his was 'Mrs. Doubtfire'. Rest in peace Robin William’s thank you for the many years of laughter.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

How Do You Feel About The Ebola Virus Coming To The U. S.?

                                                        Ebola Virus 

When I heard the news that they were flying a patient with the Ebola Virus to the U.S. for treatment, my first thought was is the U.S. government putting Americans in danger. I got on the internet and looked up what the Ebola Virus was and how it was transmitted. After reading all the information it put me a little at ease. What I don’t get is that the two Americans Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Whitebol who contracted the Ebola Virus, knew how the Ebola Virus was transmitted. How come they did not take the necessary precautions or did they and they still contracted the virus? Is the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) really telling us the truth on how the Ebola Virus is transmitted or are they just speculating? I was watching the news this morning they were showing footage of an ambulance and two people in contamination suits one was said to be Dr. Kent Brantly when he arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on August 2, 2014. He walked from the ambulance with help. Dr. Kent Brantly was given some serum that was flown over to Liberia Africa. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said "It's encouraging that he seems to be improving - that's really important - and we're hoping he'll continue to improve." I hope this is serum is the cure. The people in Liberia, Africa need it desperately. We will see in the days to come.