Is Herd Immunity a Reality with 70% of Americans Vaccinated?

Months ago, we heard that a minimum of 70% of Americans needed to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Today, the headlines reflect that 70% of Americans have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Yet, the number … Continue reading

Gallup Poll Shows a Significant Shift in Perception About the Pandemic

Fear is probably the number one word that described Americans’ perception of the pandemic one year ago. Too many unknowns too quickly. The virus was killing older adults, and hospitals were not capable of handling the increasing caseloads. We have … Continue reading

Comparing Coronavirus Deaths to Cancer is Revealing

A day does not go by that we are not reminded of the escalating increases of COVID-19 cases, or the tragedy of hospitals overwhelmed with new ICU patients, or the death rates that are at or above the daily highs … Continue reading

Hydroxychloroquine Effectively Counters COVID-19 – Fact or Fiction?

Hydroxychloroquine (HC) has been used over 65 years with billions of doses administered. All prescription medicines have side effects – some more severe than others. The side effects of HC are listed as headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach … Continue reading

COVID-19 Deaths Approaching Zero!

The CDC’s website, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid19/index.htm, shows a dramatic downturn in deaths with or of COVID-19. A total of 128,085 deaths involving COVID-19 since early February 2020. The highest month of deaths involving COVID-19 was April with 58,197 deaths or 45% of … Continue reading

10,000 New COVID-19 Cases in Texas in One Day – Overwhelming or Great News!

A friend of mine posted today on Facebook that there were 10,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Texas. She is feeling overwhelmed. I understand her position. I think it is great news with a caveat. The caveat is that … Continue reading

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later COVID19 Thinking?

Why do some states relax restrictions on bars and restaurants and other states do not? I live in Texas, near Houston. Yesterday, the governor ordered a halt to elective surgeries to ensure adequate space of new COVID-19 patients. All other … Continue reading

Higher COVID-19 Cases Can Yield Fewer Deaths

Dr. Tom Frieden is the former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He expects a lower death rate with record numbers of new COVID-19 The good news is they are healthy and will have mild to … Continue reading

Pandemic Preparation, Prevention, & Panic

South Korea and the United States reported its first case of COVID-19 on the same day. South Korea went into a massive testing program to identify the infected and to segregate and treat them. The United States has no effective … Continue reading

Analysis and Projections of COVID-19 for the United States

Today, June 12, 2020, Worldometer.com reports that the United States has a total of 2,116,428 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 116,819 deaths. The trend for COVID-19 daily deaths appears to be decreasing. 0.64% of Americans have confirmed COVID-19 infections and 0.003% … Continue reading