Max Munson teaching the Wim Hof Method

Also posted on the Prague Monitor here. The past two years have been difficult for many of us. The lockdowns, isolation, endless debates and ever-changing rules all contributed to feelings of being overwhelmed and losing control of our lives. Reality itself seemed uncertain. People handled this in various ways, not all of them healthy (yes, my alcohol consumption increased noticeably). Most of us know that escapism is not the way to go; facing your fears and worries head-on is the only way to overcome them. But that’s a difficult step to take, or at least it was for me. I managed to do it, though it left me wondering what else I could do to take back control of myRead more.

The Czech Health Ministry has today announced that they are re-instating a number of meaures related to the spread of the Coronavirus in the Czech Republic.  Despite these reintroduced rules, they have also stated that they assess the current epidemiological situation in the country as “stable.”  Based on the current available data, the government announced that masks will once again be required at any event with over 100 attendees – this includes both public and private events like weddings and funerals. This precaution goes into effect as of tomorrow (25.07). Oddly, non-organized events in which over 100 people are present – in a bar, for example – are not subject to the mask requirement.  Additionally, the maximum number of peopleRead more.

Following a party at a club in Prague 2, more than 60 people – including players from the Bohemka, Sparta and Dukla sports teams – have become infected with Covid-19 stoking fears that the city will soon see a larger spike.  As of this writing (23.07) there are some 5062 infected people country-wide according to the Health Ministry, though the total number of fatalities is still less than 400. Compared to that of the US (2.6+ million active cases and more than 145,000 fatalities), the UK (250,876 active cases and over 45,000 fatalities), or even Italy (12,322 active cases and just over 35,000 fatalities), the Czech Republic has been handling the virus relatively well. The Ministry has stated that theRead more.