Entries by Rose Kumar M.D.


“We read the world wrong and say it deceives us.” ~Rabindranath Tagore  A month ago, a headline from the New York Times read,” Coronavirus Patients Betrayed by Their Own Immune Systems.”  I have actually heard different versions of this statement in venues of medicine over the years.  When we approach our body as a betrayer, […]

Can Our Choices Save Us From COVID19?

As time passes, and the coronavirus continues to spread with a rising death toll, we must ask ourselves, what do we need to learn during this pandemic?  Any event with this level of magnitude arrives as a lesson for humanity.  To gain insight, will require us to apply self-reflection, critical thinking, and a large measure […]

Nourishment versus Ego-Gratification: What is Your Measure of Self-Worth?

The COVID-19 Pandemic, more than any other collective event in the history of our lives has informed us of the gaping difference between the terms “nourishment” and “ego-gratification.”   Ego-gratification is a feeling pursued by the masses when anxiety arises from being with oneself without worldly support. An example of this can be seen on social […]

Healers or Heroes? You Decide

Two months into the COVID pandemic, physicians on the front lines were referred to as ‘Heroes’. Are physicians actually heroes? I have a perspective on this that is different from popular culture. Most physicians are born with an instinct to heal. We run into danger, without concern for our own safety, to save lives. Our […]

The COVID Pandemic as a Call to Transform

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight. ~ Vaclav Havel    The COVID19 Pandemic could never be created by human design.  It is much larger than any of […]