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Posted by Dike Drummond MD

Lightworker Forum Resources Page
- Crowd-sourced from our Weekend Lightworker Forum Mastermind Calls

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A Little History ...

The Forum started back on March 28, 2020.

In what turns out to have been Round One, through 19 weeks and 24 calls, a total of 745 doctors and other Lightworkers ZOOMed in and supported each other through thick and thin.

You are invited to Join Us in Round Two and get the support you need to keep going - at work and home





Humanizing COVID-19 Interactions with Lightworkers

The PPE Portrait Project

A smiling picture of you without a mask, attached to your PPE can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE

The Selfie Mask Image Generator

One Step Further - Put Your Face ON YOUR MASK


for the Week of 4/19/2021
[ fresh links on top ]

Scientists haven’t figured out long Covid. Here are 5 of their best hypotheses.

Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in just five states

US races to vaccinate as CDC chief says UK variant now dominant strain

US may be in early stages of fourth wave as Covid cases rise, reports say

The Hill: 12 prominent people opposed to vaccines are responsible for two-thirds of anti-vaccine content online: report 

TODAY: Do long-haulers feel better after COVID vaccine?.

Italy prepares for an Easter lockdown as Covid-19 cases grow exponentially.

Obesity's Role In Severe COVID-19 Cases Complicates Vaccine Rollout : Shots - Health News.

CNN : Another Covid-19 surge hangs in the balance. This is how experts say we keep it from becoming reality.

The Atlantic: The Most Likely Timeline for Life to Return to Normal.

The Coronavirus Is Here to Stay—Here’s What That Means

'Wildly unfair': UN says 130 countries have not received a single Covid vaccine dose.

We could reach herd immunity so much faster. Here’s how

The Big Number: During pandemic, heart surgeries plummeted by 53 percent

These 'vaccine hunters' are getting their shots ahead of schedule by gaming the system

Stranded drivers get surprise Covid shot as snowstorm traps health team

US Handling of Wuhan evacuees increased coronavirus risks

WHO warns Covid-19 pandemic is 'not necessarily the big one'

Wealthy donors received vaccines through Florida nursing home

A nursing home in Belgium had a holiday party. It led to 27 coronavirus deaths..

43 staffers infected at Kaiser emergency room in San Jose, and inflatable Christmas costume could be to blame.

NPR: Is Your Hospital Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Patients? Find Out With This Tool : Shots - Health News.

Eight nuns died of Covid-19 at a Wisconsin facility within a week

This doctor has fought covid-19 in his patients for 268 days straight. ‘I was meant to do this.’

A Florida man refused to mask up in Best Buy. Then he coughed, spit and sneezed all over the store, police said.

It's only fake-believe: how to deal with a conspiracy theorist

Sacramento Bee: Nurse put on leave in Oregon after TikTok video mocking coronavirus precautions.

NHS staff will face 'massive levels of burnout' and their mental health will be 'very fragile' once the pandemic ends, top doctor warns

NBC News: Primary care offices struggling to survive during Covid-19.

The CEO of one of the largest health systems in the Dakotas is leaving his role days after he sent a controversial email to employees about his recovery from the coronavirus and his self-claimed immunity from the disease.

Lost on the Frontline: Today's number is 1413 as I post this link. It will certainly be higher when you click it. This is the real time count of healthcare workers in the USA killed by COVID from the Guardian.

Check out this poster at the entrance to an Indiana University Health facility. LOVE the tone and sentiment for sure. We will discuss this graphic on the 11-28 Call.


Here is a vaccine approval update. We will discuss this on the 11/20 call


905 Mayo Clinic Staff Have COVID-19

These frontline health workers could have retired – instead they died helping others

Church patriarch dies from Covid-19 after leading open-casket funeral of bishop killed by the virus

Coronavirus testing sites in Seattle stretched beyond capacity as people seek pre-Thanksgiving results

Can dogs detect the novel coronavirus? The nose knows.

Lawsuit accuses nation’s largest hospital firm of not protecting workers from covid-19

Facebook says it has taken down 7 million posts for spreading coronavirus misinformation

Florida Sheriff Bans Deputies, Visitors from Wearing Masks amid State's Record COVID-19 Deaths.

Lost on the frontline: US healthcare workers who died fighting Covid-19

One in Three Americans Would Not Get COVID-19 Vaccine

American hospitals are still segregated. That’s killing people of color.

New Zealand reinstates coronavirus restrictions after first locally-transmitted case in 102 days.

Congress must act to preserve independent primary care practices

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine reminds churches of social distancing standards after one worshiper spreads coronavirus to 91 others

Epic Systems to require nearly 10,000 employees to return to work at its Verona campus on Sept. 21.

Redneck Rob and his grandpa
Two masks - A propane torch - and a can of starter fluid.
Ask and Answer the question: Do Masks Work or Not?
They DO NOT get the results they expected and its great for all of us.

Chief of critical care at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center passes away due to Covid-19 complications.

Please stop calling healthcare workers ‘heroes’. It’s killing us

We can’t stop the pandemic unless we change liability law

Ball pits were gross even before the pandemic. Will we ever dive in again?

No mask, no entry. Is that clear enough?: She’s a retail clerk trying to enforce a state requirement. This is her story.

Convent outside Detroit lost 13 religious sisters to Covid-19 with 12 dying in one month.

Cheap, popular and it works: Ireland's contact-tracing app success

Russian state-sponsored hackers target Covid-19 vaccine researchers

Big banks prepare for protracted recession, report significant drop in profits

30-year-old dies after attending 'Covid party' in Texas

French bus driver dies following attack by passengers who refused to wear masks

New York's hungry rats torment alfresco diners after lockdown famine

Colorado governor stands by saying 'you're a selfish bastard' if you refuse to wear a mask 

The Wild West of health care: College campuses

Families of healthcare workers sickened by Covid-19 denied compensation

'It takes a toll': researchers struggle with lockdown cull of lab mice

US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir

Ban burning and burying of animals in US Covid-19 farm culls, NGOs urge

Justice Department Issues Warning About Fake Mask Exempt Cards.

Nurses suffer ‘insufficient resource trauma’ when they lack required knowledge, personnel or supplies

Harvard Medical School: $15 Billion Revenue Loss Projected for US Primary Care Due to COVID-19 Shutdowns.

Mask Wars: Starbucks barista gets more than $57,000 in donations after 'Karen' shames him.

IMF Slashes Global GDP Forecasts, Warning Of An Economic Crisis ‘Like No Other’.

Why virtual care will outlast the pandemic.

Seattle coronavirus survivor gets a $1.1 million, 181-page hospital bill.

Hard-hit retailers projected to shutter as many as 25,000 stores this year, mostly in malls

Safety-net health providers get $25 billion to help keep their doors open

The coronavirus has gutted the price of coca. It could reshape the cocaine trade.

Will the Banks Collapse?

Coronavirus infections haven’t spiked since Europe loosened lockdowns. There are many theories about why.

NYC plastic surgeons flooded with post-lockdown Botox requests

Coronavirus crisis could cause $25tn fossil fuel industry collapse.

How to be an antiracist: Antiracism, explained.

I Can’t Turn My Brain Off: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

Coronavirus: Sweden no-lockdown chief would put more restrictions now.

COVID-19 Has Killed Close To 300 U.S. Health Care Workers, New Data From CDC Shows

Experiment shows human speech generates droplets that linger in the air for more than 8 minutes

Millions of cicadas are expected to emerge after 17 years underground because, of course, it's 2020.

Researchers: Nearly Half Of Accounts Tweeting About Coronavirus Are Likely Bots.

Doctors face pay cuts, furloughs and supply shortages as coronavirus pushes primary care to the brink

“The Costco Model on Steroids”: Massive Corporate Deals Are Making Hospitals’ PPE Shortages Worse

Scientists propose a 50 days on, 30 days off coronavirus lockdown strategy.

IU research shows electroceutical fabric eradicates coronaviruses on contact

United Nations Policy Brief:
Covid-19 and the Need for Action on Mental Health

First 'Map' of Vaccine Battlegrounds on Social Media Shows How Dire Things Have Become.

America's response to the coronavirus is the most American thing ever.

I'm never going to be the same': Medics grapple with mental trauma on COVID-19 front line

At-home saliva test marks a U.S. coronavirus breakthrough

Latest coronavirus treatments give doctors something new: Hope

Small medical practices struggle to survive amid coronavirus pandemic

A nurse without an N95 mask raced in to treat a ‘code blue’ patient. She died 14 days later

‘Finally, a virus got me.’ Scientist who fought Ebola and HIV reflects on facing death from COVID-19

Refusing to Wear a Mask Is a Uniquely American Pathology.

Hospital responds after video shows one of their nurses in a crowded Wisconsin bar without a mask

Doctors are turning to GoFundMe to stay afloat during the pandemic

US nursing homes seek legal immunity as Covid-19 spreads ‘like brushfire’.

Suicide Prevention Aims To Get Ahead Of Pandemic's Added Pressures : Shots - Health News.

This veterinary lab is the linchpin in one state’s coronavirus testing approach

Coronavirus: 11 questions about Covid-19 we still can’t answer

Let’s Provide Unemployment Benefits Without Layoffs.

Why the porn industry has a lot to teach us about safety in the Covid-19 era

Coronavirus job losses hit these 3 states the hardest.

We cannot allow the normalization of firearms at protests to continue

Emergency doctor: We need help before it's too late

The Small-Business Die-Off Is Here.

U.S. Treasury To Borrow $3 Trillion In 3 Months To Pay For Pandemic

The pandemic has made the US healthcare crisis far more dire. We must fix the system

A Flint, Michigan Family Dollar Security Guard Was Shot Dead After Telling A Woman To Wear A Mask.

Arizona stops experts who predict worsening outbreak

This is how bad things are for museums: They now have a green light to sell off their art

An early warning system for coronavirus infections could be found in your toilet

771 lawsuits — and counting: Wave of virus litigation hits businesses across the U.S.



The following resources have been recommended by participants or discussed in Lightworker Forum Calls. 


Suicide Prevention Resources

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:

How to reach out to a colleague in distress.


Great page to read if you are contemplating suicide. Please read it now no matter what your situation, so you can feel its tone and support.

For you or a friend



Virtual Visit Workflow BEST PRACTICE

Getting rave reviews from this tech platform


Three step team work flow:

  • Best when med rec and other admin work done the DAY BEFORE
  • Day of appointment, staff performs VIRTUAL ROOMING
  • Provider sees patient with those two steps complete.


Another HIPAA compliant platform for tele-visits



Research Articles:

1) Long-term Psychological and Occupational Effects of Providing Hospital
Healthcare during SARS Outbreak

This is a preview of the long term psych effects on caregivers and staff from a
much smaller infectious outbreak in Toronto in 2003
Here is a full PDF download: 

2) Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic

3) Understanding and Addressing Sources of Anxiety Among Health Care
Professionals During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This one is strange. Would love to talk about it on the weekend's calls

COVID-19 Patient Management Resources

My awesome colleague Jackie Christianson, APNP wrote and narrated an in-depth COVID update for nurses and other front line staff. It's peer-reviewed and is evidence-based. She is contracted in NYC and has been on the VERY front lines, managing the non-vent patients in tents, etc. 
UV Sterilizer Cabinet
Cambridge Mask


Binge Worthy TV Series

Game of Thrones on HBO

Unorthodox on Netflix

What we do in the Shadows on FX

Kim's Convenience on Netflix

Tiger King on Netflix

Call the Midwife on PBS

Secret Agent Man TV series on UPN in 2000



Non-Clinical Career Information for Physicians

Podcast for the website of Physician NonClinical Careers with John Jurica.




Rucksack workout

Joe Wicks

ZWIFT Running

NIKE Run Club

Zombies Run Game

Yoga with Tim




Strawberry Avocado Salad
2 TBLs white sugar, but I use 2 packets of stevia, 2 TBLS olive oil; 4 teaspoons of honey; 1 TBLS cider vinegar; 1 teaspoon lemon juice (mix together) and add to 2 cups torn salad greens, 1 avocado - peeled, pitted and sliced; 10 strawberries, sliced; 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts. Excellent.




Inner Strength Essentials

Deepak Chopra free programs

Virtual Yoga Classes

Mindfulness for Anxiety



Lost Your Job and Need Medical Insurance and Cheaper Rx Options

Here is a Facebook page with a number of cool resources 

1. to maintain medical insurance when you lose your job 
2. Apply for patient assistance pharmaceutical programs
3. Do price shopping for medicines and other medical services. 
Save up to 80% on Brand Name Drugs - for you and your patients

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