Does Anyone Have Credibility Going into the Winter Months?

Over two years ago, in March of 2020, the worldwide death rate average for COVID-19 shot up exponentially – from under 100/day to almost 4,000/day. This week, the daily death average is under 2,000 for the first time since March … Continue reading

Is the Hard-Line ‘Zero Infection’ Approach the Best Method?

“Pay me now or pay me later, but pay me you will” was a famous 1970 Fram oil filter slogan. I believe that the same applies to our pandemic. But, unfortunately, hiding from the virus now and the virus will … Continue reading

No Light at the End of the Tunnel, But Hoofbeats Are Getting Louder

Two days ago, I read two articles that still have my mind in a whirl. One stated that Moderna plans to have an Omicron-Specific COVID Booster by August. https://www.newsmax.com/health/health-news/covid-omicron-vaccine-booster/2022/02/17/id/1057227/. OK, the threat of infection from Omicron is minor compared to … Continue reading

How Can We Scare People with Good News and a Bright Future?

I was trolling through the news headlines today to determine what to write about. One news article caught my attention – “In warning to U.S., COVID rates soar after Denmark lifts all restrictions.” I knew Denmark had lifted most if … Continue reading

Is the Third Shot Like a Third Strike?

It is common knowledge that the COVID-19 vaccine shots are temporary – about six months and their protection against infection drops like a rock. So is a booster shot, a third COVID-19 vaccine shot, going to give you absolute protection? … Continue reading

What Are Numbers, Anyway – Just a Measure of Something Important

Headlines thrive on bad news – the worse, the better. The Omicron variant is like a combined earthquake and tsunami combined inundated and shaking news desks across the country. When should we be concerned if there are 10,000 new daily … Continue reading

Why Is It Impossible to See the Silver Lining Behind the Storm Clouds?

Omicron, the current bogeyman of our pandemic, does not seem to fit the mold of how dangerous coronavirus can be. Yes, there are some very virulent issues with the Omicron variant, but there is a lot to rejoice about at … Continue reading

How Dangerous is This Winter Season to Your Health?

Nearly 40,000 people have died each year from seasonal influenza for the past eight years except for last year. Less than a thousand (748 deaths) were recorded from just over 2,000 confirmed cases of seasonal influenza. The Twindemic forecast for … Continue reading

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise at the latest findings!

Older television audiences know the expression, Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Private Gomer Pyle used it along with Shazam! and Golly! Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! (in Gomer Pyle’s voice) is also heard on the 1979 Pink Floyd record, The Wall – again a … Continue reading

Doubling Down on Procedures That Will Increase Risk Is Always Wise?

Einstein is credited with saying insanity is doing the same repeatedly and expecting different results. Before COVID-19 vaccines, maybe a wise move was to isolate those spreading the disease. Governments around the world locked down everyone to prevent the spread … Continue reading