How Bad is It Here Compared to Everywhere Else?

The media tells us how bad it is in the United States daily. But, have you ever wondered how bad it is here and in other places? Would you believe there are places in the world where the survival rate … Continue reading

What Protective Measures Work Best in Other Places?

I have a friend living in France. Their social distance requirement is one meter – a couple of inches or so over a yard – 36 inches. So why is the social distance at six feet in the United States? … Continue reading

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 Accomplish the Most Audacious Thing on Your Bucket List?

Some people have a bucket list – things they want to do, to accomplish before they die. Years ago, it was more closely associated with impending death – months away! Today, it is less morbid and encompasses the less challenging … Continue reading

On a Personal Note, It Started on a Wednesday 53 Years Ago

Wednesday evening, July 3rd, 1968, Marilyn Ann Huggins and I were married in Violet, Texas. Tomorrow it will be 635 weeks, 19,357 days, over 460,000 hours, 27.87 million minutes, or 1.67 billion seconds since we became man and wife. We … 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 https://www.yahoo.com/news/merkels-government-war-over-astrazeneca-115706682.html. A few dozen people have developed blood clots out of over 17 … Continue reading

Health Headlines – Real Alarms, Myths, or Something in Between

I noticed a couple of headlines today about European Coronavirus Cases skyrocketing. Are the numbers being reported something that we should make major changes to our economies? Are they scare tactics? Are they real? The numbers are real, but the … Continue reading

New Records for COVID-19 New Cases in France – Concerned?

I saw a headline this morning that 9,843 new COVID-19 cases were reported yesterday. The article did not say anything about new hospitalizations or daily deaths going up exponentially. France – New COVID-19 Cases I pulled up a French source … Continue reading

COVID-19 Coming Back Soon?

One of the charts we do not see when talking about COVID-19 is the number of recoveries versus the number of new cases. I think that is a critical indicator of the effectiveness of the constraints placed on populations around … Continue reading