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

Just How Accurate Are Those Rapid Test Kits Anyway?

Testing for COVID-19 has taken many twists and turns over nearly the past two years. A new virus showed up on our doorstep, and we had no method to detect or combat it. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) molecular tests are … Continue reading

What Other Pertinent Facts Are Being Held from the Public?

Many times, we have been told that natural immunity from surviving COVID-19 infection is not as good as the vaccine. https://www.nebraskamed.com/COVID/covid-19-studies-natural-immunity-versus-vaccination tells us that natural immunity fades faster than vaccine immunity. It also states that natural immunity is less than … 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

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

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

Survived the Virus – Now What?

I was blessed recently to have contracted the pandemic virus and survived with very mild symptoms – cough and fatigue. My wife and I received monoclonal antibody treatment quickly, and the recovery was complete in about ten days or so. … Continue reading

Having a Virus is One Thing – Knowing When You are Contagious is More Critical

Many of us have become infected with different viruses over the years. My wife and I are recent recipients of the current pandemic virus (a very mild case and resolved within two weeks). Researchers at the University of Buenos Aires … Continue reading

How Do You Really Protect Yourself Against the Delta Variant?

I saw a headline a day or so ago about what people can do to protect themselves from the Delta variant when they are already vaccinated. I considered the suggestions and thought about the latest upsurge in new cases, hospitalizations, … Continue reading

Is Herd Immunity a Reality with 70% of Americans Vaccinated?

Months ago, we heard that a minimum of 70% of Americans needed to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Today, the headlines reflect that 70% of Americans have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Yet, the number … Continue reading