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

Is Issuing New Restrictions the Best Way to Go Now That We Know What We Know?

This morning, I came across a headline about Greece issuing a new restriction specifically to control access of unvaccinated to cafes, restaurants, banks, etc. My source, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/greece/, indicates that Greece is going through a significant surge in new cases. However, … Continue reading

On Any Given Day Somewhere in the World Problems Are Escalating

When the pandemic started, we heard daily stories of the horror in Italy and then other countries. Not that long ago, India was ravaged with a new variant. Some countries have controlled the spread temporarily only to see it come … Continue reading

Is It Time to Shift Our Perspective to Protect the Protected?

A year and a half ago, we were introduced to a new virus. In quick order, the world was infected, and a pandemic ensued. We were in the We Do Not Know What We Do Not Know mode. Quickly, medical … Continue reading

The Rollercoaster of Pandemic Surges is Puzzling, Yet Promising

Yesterday, I wrote about the wild situation in Vermont, where nearly 90% of its citizens are vaccinated, and the pandemic is producing daily records of new cases of COVID-19. Today, the link below mentioned that Wyoming is next to the … Continue reading

Vermont’s Pandemic Challenge is Unexplainable, or is It?

I decided recently to publish my pandemic articles (over 300) into a series of books. I expect them to provide an eye-witness account of the daily accounts of living through a pandemic. This is not planned as a best-seller but … Continue reading