Tag: coronavirus

Growing evidence suggests the Omicron variant could be the end of the pandemic. Here’s why.

Growing evidence suggests the Omicron variant could be the end of the pandemic. Here’s why. The headlines scream Omicron is here and the infection rates are soaring.  There is another variant discovered somewhere else. Welcome to cold, flu, and covid season coronavirus style. This highly efficient and infective variant is infecting those who are vaccinated, not vaccinated, or boosted.  The government is suggesting we don’t look at the overall number of infections which is likely a good idea as it is not helpful to do so. Fewer people are being hospitalized or dying from the Omicron variant and the illness Read More »

How China beat back Covid-19 and the return to normal.

How China beat back Covid-19 and the return to normal. China had Covid-19 first and dealt with it in a Chinese cultural sort of way.   Many of us may have heard about their authoritarian methods but they also used science and strong public health initiatives. People in China are now able to move about freely without restriction.  A strong national public health policy was part of why they were so successful and they already vaccinated in excess of a million people. Unlike the United States where belief systems and politics challenged people who worked tirelessly to inform us of their Read More »

Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19); myths, facts and what you can do now to protect yourself and your family.

Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19); myths, facts and what you can do now to protect yourself and your family. The Corona Virus has become a worldwide health concern.  The danger with the virus has more to do with the time it takes to infect you rather than the actual danger of the virus itself. This past week I had a conversation with a patient who works in a large pharmaceutical company and studied virology.  According to her, viruses that are deadly do not spread like this virus did because people who are very ill do not leave their homes exposing others.   In Read More »