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Coping With the Loss of a Loved one During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sabine Silien Charles, MD DrPH

Yesterday, I watched my friend buried her mother, and it was very painful to see what she was going through. Unfortunately, death is part of life and everyone must deal with the loss of someone at some part in life. It is normal to grieve and there is not a defined step on how a person should grieve or a set timeline on when it will stop.

In certain situations, like the coronavirus pandemic, healing from the loss of someone can be overwhelming because people are already anxious about their future, their health, and their family. Besides, they are deprived of the comfort that other family members and friends could have given them


Food Insecurity: Before, during the COVID-19 crisis, and after

Sabine Silien Charles, MD, DrPH

Food insecurity is a complex public health issue, it is defined as the inability to afford enough food. Worldwide many families must skip meals or compromise on nutritious meals during a given day. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (2019), one in every nine people in the world suffer from hunger. Food insecurity is more than hunger, a family may not suffer from hunger which is considered as a severe form of food insecurity, but sometimes does not have access to food, or have to choose an unhealthy diet because it is cheaper which can lead to negative health consequences

Asthma and Coronavirus

Sabine Silien Charles, MD, DrPH

Asthma and Coronavirus are 2 diseases that affect the respiratory system, questions are raising about whether patients with asthma are more susceptible to contract the virus, and if those patients are more subject to a more severe form of coronavirus.

Asthma is a chronic lung condition that affects the airways. In normal people, the airways are free, allowing air to come in and out of the lungs, and helping them to

Importance of a Multidisciplinary Approach During the Coronavirus Outbreak

By Sabine Silien Charles MD, DrPH

 As the Greek philosopher, Aristotle once stated: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” For an individual to be healthy, many factors played a role such as socio-economic status, education, environment, and politics. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has impacted everything, health, education, politics... Politicians understand that without the essential workers, it would be difficult to respond to this new public health issue. Information given to the public has never been so crucial because misinformation can lead to devastating results; with the wide and rapid spread of information via social media today, containing information has never been so difficult.