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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 »

Does strenuous exercise reduce our immunity? Check out this recent NY Times article.

Does strenuous exercise reduce our immunity? Check out this recent NY Times article. It has been believed for years that too much exertional exercise may actually reduce our immunity resistance. Recent studies are debunking this idea according to the NY Times. The idea of a weakened immune system from strenuous exercise became popular in the 1980’s, because exercise caused an abundance of immune elements in the blood that quickly dissipated after exercise, .giving the appearance that exercise reduced immunity. A new article in the NY Times debunks the idea of the immune system being weakened by strenuous exercise How Strenuous Exercise Read More »