How I Learn to Stop Worrying and Love COVID

I am recovering from my second bout of COVID-19 today. My first was eight months ago. The Delta variant was more vicious of the two. However, if this is the worst that can happen every eight to twelve months, then … Continue reading

Will the Next Variant be Worse Than Delta?

No one realized how aggressive the Delta variant was until it hit home. India had the Delta variant surge from mid-March through mid-June 2021. Accurate statistics for COVID-19 deaths vary, but more than a dozen experts believe COVID-19 deaths alone … Continue reading

Is Herd Immunity Possible in the Next Six Months?

As the vaccines were being distributed, the general thinking was that herd immunity could be achieved when the population of the United States reached around 65%. It was based on the reproduction number of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7751056/ The … Continue reading

Are Our Expectations and Reality Aligning or Colliding in Today’s World?

One reason for happiness is having our expectations met. When our expectations are not met, then we are generally unhappy. With the pandemic ongoing for over a year and a half, we have had a few expectations. One is that … Continue reading

Headlines Not Able to Share Joy & Good News

I wandered through various websites looking for a topic to write about today, and I noticed a positive headline about the pandemic virus. CDC: US COVID Cases, Hospitalizations Down 15 Percent from Last Week https://www.newsmax.com/health-news/covid-hospitalization-cases-down/2021/10/01/id/1038743/ I thought that was good … Continue reading

Is It Too Early to Remove Restrictions for Travelers and Citizens?

A month ago, Ireland notified the world that all COVID-19 restrictions would be lifted in September and October. Two days ago, Norway announced it had abolished its COVID-19 restrictions and reopened its borders to travelers. Too Soon? https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/almost-all-covid-19-restrictions-to-be-lifted-by-october-22nd-under-government-plan-1.4659763. At the … Continue reading

Who is Most Likely to Become Infected During Your Day?

The DELTA Variant has a lot of people concerned, and they should be. Vaccines do not prevent you from becoming infected; however, they reduce the severity of the symptoms, the risk of going to a hospital, and the risk of … Continue reading

Is There a Link Between Cancer and Heart Failure?

It seems we get more diseases as we grow older. It might start with high blood pressure. Then, maybe diabetes. A heart condition might develop after that. Then, the Big C may appear. Is there a link between these diseases? … Continue reading

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

We Have Been Waiting for This Incredible News for Months

How many times have we seen headlines that new COVID-19 cases were being set daily in Texas? Too many times. Texas was not the only state to set records. Texas Statistics https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/usa/texas/¬†Over 32,000 new COVID-19 cases a day were reported … Continue reading