Is the Best Saved for Last, or Is It Another Temporarily Hope?

We were promised a vaccine that would protect us from infection, and if infected, it would ensure we would not have severe symptoms, and the chance of death was significantly reduced. Unfortunately, however, that is not reality. Our real-world today … 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

The Rollercoaster of Pandemic Surges is Puzzling, Yet Promising

Yesterday, I wrote about the wild situation in Vermont, where nearly 90% of its citizens are vaccinated, and the pandemic is producing daily records of new cases of COVID-19. Today, the link below mentioned that Wyoming is next to the … Continue reading

The Latest Great News About Boosters But!

The most recent results from Pfizer’s COVID-19 Booster clinical study are fantastic. With 10,000 participants, averaging over 53 years of age, the effectiveness of preventing infection is 95.6%, about the same as the original release of their COVID-19 vaccine. Booster … Continue reading

Our We Safer Today from Disease Than We Were Five or Ten Years Ago?

Over a year and a half into the current pandemic, are we safer from disease, especially viruses than we were just a few years ago? There are a few ways to look at this question. One is that we are … 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

Is Herd Immunity on the Cusp of Happening?

A couple of days ago, over one-half of adult Americans were protected with one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over 3 million citizens are being vaccinated daily – almost one hundred million a month. With the reinstatement of the J&J … Continue reading

Are There Good Reasons to be Vaccine Hesitant?

Full disclosure, I am vaccine-hesitant specifically for the mRNA vaccines. I do not have a reluctance to be vaccinated with a traditionally developed vaccine. I also do not have an overwhelming need to be vaccinated against a disease that is … Continue reading