Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

What does the percentage of vaccine effectiveness mean on the road back to a post covid-19 world?

What does the percentage of vaccine effectiveness mean on the road back to a post-covid-19 world? After months of walking on eggshells wondering where we can travel to, who we can be with, and fears of indoor gathering and being around others, many of us yearn for normal. The headline of deaths, hospitalizations, and a second coming of the covid19 virus is a daily occurrence.  Will the vaccine solve all of this and if we take it, what does 95% effectiveness actually mean? Which vaccines are coming to the market in the USA? Currently, there are three vaccines including the Read More »

Covid19 vaccine progress, the story behind the new mRNA vaccines and the science that makes them possible..

Covid19 vaccine progress, the story behind the new mRNA vaccines, and the science that makes them possible. The Covid19 vaccine progress has been remarkable.   A number of vaccine candidates including Johnson and Johnson, Moderna, and Pfizer are getting closer to be available. China has already developed and vaccinated thousands of people but their vaccines have not been given the trials for effectiveness before they were rolled out to the population.  A number of countries are already contracting with China to get their vaccination even though it has not been fully tested as the virus had already been on the downturn Read More »

Reducing c section risk may be as simple as selecting a female obstetrician says the NY Times.

Reducing c section risk may be as simple as selecting a female obstetrician says the NY Times. A recent review of studies was done in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  They looked at the data from 1.2 million births supervised by both male and female doctors.  They assessed an additional 11 studies that studied hypothetical situations to assess over 4900 obstetricians for their preferences. Overall, female obstetricians were 25% less likely to perform a c section than male doctors overall.  Under the hypothetical studies, female obstetricians were 40% less likely than male doctors to consider a c section under Read More »

While the world waits for a covid19 vaccine, a nasal spray may also prevent infection according to the NY Times.

While the world waits for a covid19 vaccine, a nasal spray may also prevent infection according to the NY Times. Unless you have been living under a rock, you may have heard that both Pfizer and Moderna have a covid 19 vaccine that is being shown to be at least 90 percent effective at preventing covid19 infection. It is estimated that these vaccines may take months to produce and distribute, with the Pfizer vaccine also requiring a negative 75 degrees Celcius storage component.  This can be a problem as most placed that would administer the vaccine do not have this Read More »

Masks work to reduce covid19 transmission. The NY Times shows us why.

Masks work to reduce covid19 transmission. The NY Times shows us why. I am tired of wearing a mask and many of you are as well.   The truth is that they work and recently, the NY Times featured an article that shows you graphically how they protect us. The choices include N95, KN95, disposable paper masks, and fabric ones. Which one is best for you and why? N95 and KN95 are the most protective, with the difference being how they fasten in the back.   KN95 masks loop around the ears and are mainly made in China and Korea.   N95 masks Read More »