The COVID -19 pandemic has changed our lives so quickly. We want to be able to provide help as we all navigate this crisis. As we continue to provide updates from our members working in hospitals, we came across an article on The Doctor Weighs In by our friend Dr. Paul Auerbach that does a great service by providing important information, additional resources and useful tips on getting through this together.

Paul is on the planning committee for the Wongchhu Sherpa Memorial Hospital and a founding member of the Wilderness Medical Society. He’s also the author of numerous books, including Enviromedics: The Impact of Climate Change on Human Health, Auerbach’s Wilderness Medicine and Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.

How to Stay Safe and Sane in the COVID-19 Age

Emergency physician and expert in disaster medicine, Paul Auerbach, M.D., provides rules of the road for staying safe and sane during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No matter who you are, what you do, or where you live, COVID-19 likely dominates your life right now. You are probably continuously inundated with new and often conflicting information. And you are having trouble making sense out of it. For example, social distancing recommendations went rapidly from advising against congregations of 1000 to only 5 people in just a week’s time. This article tries to cut through the confusion to offer up some new rules of life that can help you stay safe and sane in the COVID-19 age.

First of all, in my opinion, and until further notice, we need to go to “all-in” on defense against this virus. We must stop approaching this scourge incrementally if we wish to save lives and shorten the duration of this nightmare. [READ ON HERE.]


Paul Auerbach with Lakpa Sherpa and Phula Sherpa of Musa Masala and Wongchhu Peak Promotion in Tengboche, Nepal


Paul Auerbach with Musa’s Julie Ramirez and Tatiana Havryliuk with Mt. Ama Dablam in the background