Tag: covid

Immunity debt, and our coming cold and flu season.

Immunity debt, and our coming cold and flu season. It sure seems that those who weren’t getting colds during the pandemic have some doozies. My Nephews kids are having some crazy flu, covid, and other stuff that has been circulating way before the masks had come off. I have been saying for a while that we have adapted to our air, our atmosphere, and breathing each other’s air.   Wearing masks reduced that contact markedly resulting in no or minimal cold and flu seasons during the pandemic. Masking gets in the way of how we have adapted.  Is there any surprise Read More »

A Tripledemic of Covid, Flu and RSV? Perhaps medical marketing has reached a new level.

A Tripledemic of Covid, Flu, and RSV? Perhaps medical marketing has reached a new level. During the pandemic, experts reported through major newspapers that we were going to have bad flu seasons or that we would have Flu-Rona, a combination of Flu and Coronavirus cases. A while ago, a friend of mine proudly said she hadn’t had the Flu for 12 years and attributed it to the Flu vaccines she had received those years.   I had said that I haven’t had the Flu for 30 years and never had a Flu shot.   I said I guess we were both right. Read More »

Everyone is getting covid including our double boosted president; Some thoughts of wisdom from Dr. C.

Everyone is getting covid including our double-boosted president; Some thoughts of wisdom from Dr. C. Covid, you can run, mask, boost but apparently cannot hide from this ever-changing virus.   The good news is that most of us get a bad cold and then get over it. Unlike many other viruses, this one is more carefully studied and tracked by the scientific community due to the original pandemic version of the virus. It seems that those who never got covid are getting it in mass including those who were boosted, masked, and did everything the experts recommended. Boris Johnson and even Read More »

Cold, covid and flu season? Some thoughts from Dr. C.

Cold, covid, and flu season? Some thoughts from Dr. C. Cold and flu season is typically from December through February.   This year, 2021 things are different. In the Northeast, where we live, reports from two months ago were saying that this was going to be one of the worst Flu seasons, although current data shows us that the Flu is the least of our worries.  This, as I reported earlier this year is likely due to fewer people doing international travel and the newer strains people are being vaccinated against are not coming to the USA. It is also true Read More »

Becoming ill from Covid19 may be determined by the dosage you get from someone else according to the NY Times.

Becoming ill from Covid19 may be determined by the dosage you get from someone else according to the NY Times. This past week the Governor of NJ said that the transmission of Covid19 had become much slower than before, with a less than 1 to 1 transmission between people which was previously reported at 5 to 1.  What that means is that fewer people are infecting others. Who is infected vs. who actually feels ill may be determined by the amount of the virus which we now know is transmitted in the air.   Wearing masks and keeping our distance may Read More »