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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 »

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 »

The double threat of Flu and Covid19; true concern or marketing clickbait during 2020.

The double threat of Flu and Covid19; true concern or marketing clickbait during 2020. Is there a double threat of the Flu and Covid19?  According to Scientific American, both can potentially do damage to our health if they occur together. News, real or hype, you decide for yourself. The Flu vaccine has been prepared in a multi-billion dollar commitment based on what was experienced in China last year.  During normal times and on a good year, the CDC claims that the flu vaccine is taken by 47.8% of the population in 2017 which was described in The Nations Health, a Read More »

Was that covid19 positive test valid?

Was that covid19 positive test valid? By now, many of us have experienced a covid19 positive test.  The most common one is the swab placed deep in the sinus cavity. You may have taken the test because you had symptoms or perhaps, you were exposed at work and you just wanted to check and make sure you do not infect others. Covid19 has many of us on high alert since for a small portion of the population, it can be deadly.  Recently, the CDC had said that only 6 percent of those who died from covid19 may have had complications Read More »

Are we almost at Herd Immunity for Covid19? This is what scientists now believe.

Are we almost at Herd Immunity for Covid19? This is what scientists now believe. Herd Immunity means you have reached a level that protects most of us from becoming ill from a virus or other infective agents. Currently, researchers have in the past believed you must achieve immunity levels of 70% for the population to be immune. More than a dozen scientists are now rethinking this age-old idea.  There is a growing belief that Herd Immunity can be achieved at only 50% of the population developing resistance to the infective agent. In the case of covid19, we must look at Read More »