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

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

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

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

Are Two Doses of the Pandemic Vaccine Really Needed?

Some vaccines are effective with a single dose and last for years before needing a booster shot. Others, like anthrax, require multiple doses to establish baseline effectiveness against disease. I received three of the five doses of anthrax vaccine before … Continue reading

Waiting in Line for Testing May Be a Thing of the Past!

Would you believe that supply has exceeded demand for COVID-19 testing? Towards the end of January, over a quarter of a million coronavirus tests were administered in Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Today, testing is provided at nearly 200 government-supported … Continue reading

Virus Update for Mid-Winter Very Interesting

Since January 1, 2020, I have written over 400 articles, with nearly 180 articles on coronavirus. It started in January 2020 as China Flu and progressed to be better known as COVID-19. It is not a subject that I enjoy … Continue reading

Dark Winter of Coronavirus Despair True?

I check health headlines daily. I ensure that the information I research and write about is current. It seems the health headlines are so active that it might take me a day or two when there are multiple headlines on … Continue reading

Learn About the Latest COVID-19 Mutation

Viruses mutate. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus name for COVID-19, the disease. SARS-CoV-2 is an RNA virus. Mutations happen when the RNA replication process copies genes and makes mistakes in the copying process. Bits and pieces do not translate from one … Continue reading

When Do We Bite the COVID-19 Bullet?

We know a lot more about COVID-19 today than we did three months ago. We know that older people with pre-existing conditions are the most susceptible to dying from or with COVID-19. We know that masks and social distancing work … Continue reading