How Permanent is Permanent When Living in a Pandemic World?

We know that death and taxes are permanent parts of our lives. Change appears inevitable everywhere else. What seemed like permanent today is not tomorrow. For example, we were led to believe that COVID-19 vaccines were permanent – 95+% effective … Continue reading

Is the Boogie Man Trying to Frighten Us Again?

Another day, another variant. Viruses mutate often. Many times, the variant fades away because it cannot sustain itself. Other times, many people become infected, and the virus lives to see another day. India was one of the first countries to … Continue reading

Year-Old Solutions Will Not Fix Today’s Problems

A year ago, the pandemic was expanding daily with no vaccines or other effective methods to control coronavirus spread. As a result, lockdowns were imposed along with other personal protective measures. This week, Austria announced a nationwide lockdown for all … Continue reading

Is Issuing New Restrictions the Best Way to Go Now That We Know What We Know?

This morning, I came across a headline about Greece issuing a new restriction specifically to control access of unvaccinated to cafes, restaurants, banks, etc. My source, https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/greece/, indicates that Greece is going through a significant surge in new cases. However, … Continue reading

Would You Believe You Might Need a Booster Shot Every Six Months?

Booster shots are being prioritized for severely immunocompromised people. However, the mRNA vaccines lose their potency to prevent infection after six months. So when booster shots for COVID-19 are given only to those with health challenges, what happens to the … Continue reading

It is Funny How Statistics Can Be Manipulated to Support Any Platform

Have you ever read a headline and thought to yourself, why? I was doing my due diligence researching headlines this morning to determine what to write about today. I noticed one headline – CDC Data: COVID-19 Vaccine Gives Stronger Protection … Continue reading

A New Twist to Ensure Safety When Traveling Overseas

Israel instituted a new requirement for those travelers who survived the pandemic virus over six months ago. A digital recovery certificate is now required for Israeli citizens and those of fourteen other countries. Digital recovery certificates are not available to … Continue reading

Vermont’s Pandemic Challenge is Unexplainable, or is It?

I decided recently to publish my pandemic articles (over 300) into a series of books. I expect them to provide an eye-witness account of the daily accounts of living through a pandemic. This is not planned as a best-seller but … 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