Tag: flu

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 »

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 »

An opinion on why today’s flu vaccine is a waste, and what we should administer instead.

  An opinion on why today’s flu vaccine is a waste, and what we should administer instead. Is the current flu vaccine bad public policy, that fails year after year to save lives.   Sure, you know the narrative, that children and older adults should have this vaccination that is based on 3-4 strains found in Asia the year before and we are using 50 year old methods to manufacturing it. True, the right strain of the flu can be deadly which will not help if they vaccinate the public with the wrong strains.   You can also be vaccinated by being in Read More »