Worried About Winter This Year – Maybe You Should Be

The first concern we should have is seasonal influenza. Last year, the pandemic virus stifled the invasion of influenza viruses, and there was nearly no seasonal influenza last year. However, this year, as of Christmas week, seasonal flu is picking … 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

Why Are Some People at Higher Risk Than Others for Infection After Vaccination?

Before vaccines, people with multiple health problems were at higher risk for hospitalization and death. Vaccines were developed to reduce the severity of symptoms to reduce hospitalizations and the mortality rate. However, they were not created to stop the spread … Continue reading

Vaccine Breakthrough Infections Increasing at Alarming Rate in Older Adults

I remember when the vaccines were initially distributed. The wisdom at that time was that the vaccine would protect the person from hospitalization and death. Unfortunately, it seemed that only first-line health workers came down with symptoms of COVID-19 at … Continue reading

Is Israel’s Pandemic Success Story About to Unravel?

Israel started a massive COVID-19 vaccination roll-out at the end of 2020 using Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine (BNT 162b2 – tozinameran). This two-shot regimen was planned for completion within 21 days. Over ten million doses were dispensed within four months. Two … Continue reading