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

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

Is It Possible to Cut Self-Quarantine in Half?

Have you ever wondered why 14 days was selected as the minimum time for self-quarantine? Most of the time, 50% of COVID-19 symptoms begin to appear around the fifth or sixth day. On a few occasions (9%), symptoms were delayed … Continue reading

400 Thousand Covid-19 Deaths by January 1st – Myth or Reality?

CNBC News reported today that over 400,000 Americans could die from COVID-19 by January 1st, 2021 (https://cnb.cx/2ZbA36a). I saw this headline and looked at the article and thought seriously about its likelihood. American deaths from COVID-19 are nearing 190,000 (https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/map.html). … Continue reading

Pay Me Now or Pay Me Later COVID19 Thinking?

Why do some states relax restrictions on bars and restaurants and other states do not? I live in Texas, near Houston. Yesterday, the governor ordered a halt to elective surgeries to ensure adequate space of new COVID-19 patients. All other … Continue reading

Pandemic Preparation, Prevention, & Panic

South Korea and the United States reported its first case of COVID-19 on the same day. South Korea went into a massive testing program to identify the infected and to segregate and treat them. The United States has no effective … Continue reading

Quick COVID-19 Update on the USS Theodore Roosevelt Aircraft Carrier

Earlier this year, the United States Navy aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt was deployed to the Pacific Ocean. While at sea, several members were diagnosed with COVID-19. The aircraft carrier was ordered to Guam and docked on March 26th and the … Continue reading

COVID-19 New Cases vs Hospitalizations

On May 2, 2020, there was a headline that caught my attention from the APNEWS.com (https://apnews.com/b3ef23cd1a7781ee388f1345477d91d8) that stated, Texas Tops 1,000 new cases for the third straight day. Is that really a story or not is what I thought immediately? … Continue reading