What’s more scary than Covid? Halloween health haikus
Boo, that we couldn’t treat all readers who take part in our third annual KHN Halloween Haiku Contest to their moment of bloody glory. Their entries – like our healthcare system – ranged from terrifyingly complex to haunting. And based on a rating from our jury that never dies, here is the winner and a selection of the finalists. Also keep an eye on KHN’s social media accounts for more of our favorites. Enjoy!
The motel sign flashes ‘Vacancy For The Unvaxxed’ Norman Bates enters
– Carrie Moores (@carrielmoores)
Inspiration: In Maine, the paramedic vaccine mandate puts a strain on small town rescue workers
Silence from the Graves Marks Vaccine Resistance; Public Health Horror.
– Jean Gearing
Inspiration: Study: If more adults had been shot, 90,000 people would not have died since June
Candy, popcorn balls and a quick poke in the arm are this year’s treats for children.
– Bradley Steffens (@SteffensBradley)
Inspiration: Starting this week, states will be able to place Covid Shot orders for children ages 5-11
Billing Code for a Telemedicine Exorcism? Asking for a friend
– Joseph Reblando (@ReblandoPR)
Ghosts, globulins, rats! Lipoproteins and black cats! Skeletons, trans fats!
– Timothy Kelley
Social Media We Make All Monsters; Frankenstein lives on!
– Mark Fotheringham
Inspiration: US politicians, social media are the main source of misinformation, think Americans
When the bill came for my brief hospital stay, death seemed a lot cheaper
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