Vaccinated People Fear the Unvaccinated, or Is It the Other Way Around?

Most of us assume that when we are vaccinated against the pandemic virus or any disease, we should have high immunity levels. The clinical trials for the first couple of COVID-19 vaccines demonstrated around 95% effectiveness. What Is 95% Vaccine … Continue reading

Are We Creating a Problem When There Might Not Be a Problem?

The United States has a program that tries to anticipate the next major coronavirus variant that has the capability of negating the effectiveness of current COVID-19 vaccines. This is a noble cause! I applaud it. However, who decides there is … 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

Pandemic Vaccine Suspended in 16 European Countries

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been put on hold in Europe and other countries. Germany is the latest country to halt the use of AstraZeneca’s vaccine. The Problem A few dozen people have developed blood clots out of over 17 … Continue reading

Coronavirus Vaccine Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

We have been hearing that the COVID-19 vaccine will mean a return to a normal life. It is right around the corner. It could be here before the Fall Elections. It might even be free! But… The big ‘but’ is … Continue reading

Second Wave a Tsunami or Ripple?

Health professionals and scientists are predicting a second wave of COVID-19 infections this winter. Why? Since the 1700s, nearly every pandemic has had a serious reinfection period starting approximately six months after the pandemic started. Second Wave Fear? We … Continue reading

Stressed by News Headlines About COVID19?

News headlines affect people differently. Some ignore them. Others panic. Stress is our reaction, mental and emotional, to tensions, changes, or challenges from people and events around us. Stress from news headlines affects our health It is what we decide … Continue reading

COVID-19, FDR, and Churchill

Winston Churchill led his nation during a time when fear was rampant in England. One of his better-known quotes was, “Fear is a reaction. Courage is a decision.” We face a similar situation today with the COVID-19 pandemic. Fear and … Continue reading

First COVID-19, Then Riots, Next?

For the past few months, the daily onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic has occupied prime space in media. It must instill fear and trepidation to qualify as a ‘news’ story. Sometimes, it is news. Sometimes, it is the believed opinion … Continue reading

Quarantine is Not What Happens to You!

Stress is compounded in people when they do not recognize that a stressor is affecting them. It is also a problem when they recognize they are stressed, and they will not let it go. It is not what happens to … Continue reading