“One last look of tenderness towards those who die alone”

“One last look of tenderness towards those who die alone”

C&L—Luca Salvi (see featured photo) works at the Alzano Lombardo Hospital in Bergamo, Italy, one of the hotbeds of the epidemic, where everything has changed—from the conception of work to relationships amongst colleagues. “What is happening makes us reflect on our consistency,” he says. For over thirty years, Luca Salvi, an orthopedic doctor, has only…
Lives worth living? Why healthcare rationing must be ethical

Lives worth living? Why healthcare rationing must be ethical

CNA—As state health officials plan for health care rationing during the coronavirus pandemic, lawyers, ethicists and theologians are warning that denying care on the basis of age or disability violates federal law.  “There’s always the temptation when things get rough, and when you’re looking at rationing situations and looking at triage, to fall into the…
Ohio AG: Abortion Clinics Can’t Use Resources Needed for Coronavirus Fight

Ohio AG: Abortion Clinics Can’t Use Resources Needed for Coronavirus Fight

This will be another one for the history books, sadly. Amid near nationwide lockdown in a radical attempt to stem the tide of coronavirus infections, daily rising coronavirus cases in the U.S., and the critical need for all spare facemasks, gowns and medical-personnel protection that is in short supply and needed for those treating severe…
Perspective: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and 3 short well-researched videos

Perspective: The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and 3 short well-researched videos

Patheos—[As my colleague] Philip wrote last Friday, “With all the unavoidable news right now about disease and epidemics, it’s an obvious temptation to look back to past eras to see how they coped with such things, culturally as well as medically.” Indeed, as I get more and more emails from my employer, our kids’ school,…
CDC director ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’ says Baltimore pastor

CDC director ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’ says Baltimore pastor

Crux—When Msgr. Richard Woy sees Dr. William Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on television these days flanked by medical experts issuing the latest guidance on the novel coronavirus he doesn’t just see one of the top health officials in the U.S., he sees one of the faithful. Woy, rector…
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