Tag: Corona Virus (Covid19)

Covid-19 boosters and the increased risk of serious side effects.

Covid-19 boosters and the increased risk of serious side effects. Covid-19 vaccinations have been remarkably effective at preventing the severe disease from the virus. Covid-19 boosters on the other hand have little science behind the recommendations. Months later, the delta variant has complicated the discussion since the virus has broken through patients who had the Pfizer vaccine over 6 months ago according to an Israeli study of people over 60 years old. Pfizer has been pushing the idea of a booster shot being needed for months, although the Moderna vaccine actually showed higher effectiveness against the new variant 6 months Read More »

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 »

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 »

Covid hospital deaths are down according to the NY Times.

Covid hospital deaths are down according to the NY Times. Depending on the media you are watching, the country is either under siege from the Covid19 virus, or people are dying from it. The data now shows that covid hospital deaths are down. The data according to the NY Times tells a different story. Early on in the pandemic, doctors did not know what to do about these strange patients whose blood oxygen levels dropped so they placed them on respirators.  Unfortunately, 84% of these patients never recovered.   Also, when the hospital numbers rose, the idea of placing covid patients Read More »

Covid19 and school; is it safe for children, parents and teachers if they receive normal classroom instruction?  

Covid19 and school; is it safe for children, parents and teachers if they receive normal classroom instruction?   As school returns in the fall, many parents are concerned about their children and their safety.  This has become a controversial subject in the news. School is an important part of our society and children not only learn there, but some also depend on it for proper nutrition during their lunch programs.  Parents also depend on the school as it allows them to work as well. The truth is, the risk level for school return is low for everyone.   Wearing masks can Read More »