Viruses More Potent Than Vaccines in Stopping Seasonal Influenza?

Remember less than five years ago when seasonal influenza killed over 60,000 people. Two years ago, just before our current pandemic, over 400,000 were hospitalized due to the flu. What happened in the 2020-21 seasonal influenza season? Only 646 people … Continue reading

How Do You Really Protect Yourself Against the Delta Variant?

I saw a headline a day or so ago about what people can do to protect themselves from the Delta variant when they are already vaccinated. I considered the suggestions and thought about the latest upsurge in new cases, hospitalizations, … Continue reading

Improve the Effectiveness of Your Home-Made Mask

Face masks reduce the risk but do not prevent the risk of contracting the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes COVID-19. Most of us can improve the effectiveness of our masks easily. A study published recently in the journal Thorax states that … Continue reading

Why Do Some People Refuse to Wear Face Masks?

At the beginning of this pandemic, health authorities told us that face masks would not protect us against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Is this early advice enough to keep people from wearing masks today? Why do a few people still refuse … Continue reading