Tag: COVID-19

A new study suggests those who recovered from covid-19 infection have much higher immunity to the delta variant than vaccinated people.

A new study suggests those who recovered from covid-19 infection have much higher immunity to the delta variant than vaccinated people. I have been wondering why there has been very little discussion regarding those who had recovered from covid-19 infections. There is data showing that those who were vaccinated were more resistant to severe infection, but what about those who did covid-19 the hard way; by becoming infected. In my case, I was infected last December and recovered.  I found out weeks later I had a strong antibody response and then received the Pfizer vaccine at the beginning of May. Read More »

Is a covid-19 booster needed to maintain immunity for the immunocompromised or for the general public?

Is a covid-19 booster needed to maintain immunity for the immunocompromised or for the general public? The debate over covid-19 boosters has resulted in the US and Israel offering boosters based on the idea of waning immunity. Scientists are not buying the latest gambit from big pharma to increase their sales by having wealthy countries offer a third injection while many poorer countries have yet to offer their citizens the first dose. The WHO has voiced their concerns as covid-19 is an international problem. The idea of a booster was strengthened recently when an Israeli study showed that after 146 Read More »

Is vaccine refusal enabling the delta variant? Check this article out.

Is vaccine refusal enabling the delta variant? Check this article out. My daughter in Chicago who works at the VA just told me that due to the rise of the delta variant, all federal hospitals such as the V.A. are now requiring vaccination for all their employees. This trend is also taking place in many hospital systems and in some workplaces. The case for mass vaccination  In NJ, close to 60% of the populace has been vaccinated against covid-19 and our numbers are rising as well.  Nationally, about 50% have been vaccinated. The governor of NJ has not reinstituted a Read More »

The government is working on a covid-19 anti-viral pill according to the NY Times.

The government is working on a covid-19 anti-viral pill according to the NY Times. Many of us have already had covid-19 and are perfectly fine, while some are having problems long after the infection. Yes, getting vaccinated markedly reduces your risk, although this approach does have a smaller amount of risk too.    On the other hand, while much safer than having covid, is there another way to get immunity with less risk? When I had Covid-19, my wife gave it to me even though she tested negative a couple of times and it seemed like a cold.   She had Read More »

Why did the CDC mask guidelines change to no masks in most public places for the fully vaccinated?

Why did the CDC mask guidelines change to no masks in most public places for the fully vaccinated? I have been both vaccinated and have had covid-19.   The term super immunity has been used to describe people like me, yet in NJ, we were still told that masking was required. If immunity through vaccination or from antibodies after covid-19 is effective, why the mask?    Shouldn’t being immune allow us all to go maskless in most situations? Our immune systems need exposure to everything in our environment to be effective as it defends us from everything.  Isn’t that how things Read More »