Is the Third Shot Like a Third Strike?

It is common knowledge that the COVID-19 vaccine shots are temporary – about six months and their protection against infection drops like a rock. So is a booster shot, a third COVID-19 vaccine shot, going to give you absolute protection? … Continue reading

Numbers Are Now Available for Accurate Comparisons of Two Evils

Most of us remember how bad the Delta variant of COVID-19 was just a few months ago. I was one of the fortunate ones to survive Delta with just a cough and a bit of fatigue. Many were not. However, … Continue reading

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

What Are Numbers, Anyway – Just a Measure of Something Important

Headlines thrive on bad news – the worse, the better. The Omicron variant is like a combined earthquake and tsunami combined inundated and shaking news desks across the country. When should we be concerned if there are 10,000 new daily … Continue reading

Suppose There Was a Pandemic and No One Got Sick

The more I research the pandemic, the more fear and panic appear on stage. However, I live in Houston, Texas, and most of the time, I would never know there was a pandemic in my life. Therefore, other than visiting … Continue reading

Records Are Made to Be Broken – Or, Are They?

Over 60% of Americans (nearly 200 million) are fully vaccinated. Over 70% have received at least one dose. Yet, new cases of COVID-19 are rising daily in states that have the highest numbers of fully vaccinated citizens. Why? New COVID … Continue reading

How Does Our Current Pandemic Compare to the Spanish Flu of 1918-1919?

Today, the United States population is around 330 million. One hundred years ago, it was approximately 106 million. The COVID-19 pandemic has infected around 43 million people, of which just under 700,000 have died, and about 33 million have recovered. … Continue reading

Two Large Cities in the United States Claim Herd Immunity Reached

San Francisco and Seattle proudly claimed they had achieved herd immunity for the pandemic virus. A week ago, the mayor of Seattle announced that their city was the first to claim the title of herd immunity for a large city … Continue reading

When Hospitals Have Zero Pandemic Victims, Is the End Far Away?

I constantly look for positive, uplifting news about the pandemic. It might be the results latest coronavirus drug, the massive trend downward in deaths or new cases of COVID-19, the nearness of herd immunity, or anything that gives a positive … Continue reading

How Soon Before We Cross the Line of Herd Immunity?

Over one-half of the citizens of England have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Is the United States almost there? Does that mean herd immunity is around the corner, or is there no visible light at the … Continue reading