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A new vaccine to protect us from Lyme disease is now under a clinical trial.

A new vaccine to protect us from Lyme disease is now under a clinical trial. Lyme disease can cause devastating symptoms long-term if not diagnosed and treated early. Some have had Lyme which presented as MS or other musculoskeletal conditions resulting in painful headaches and joint pain.   While a short course of antibiotics is often thought to resolve the infection, many experience long protracted symptoms due to late or inaccurate diagnoses. Years back, LYMErix was introduced as a vaccine to prevent Lyme.  Unfortunately, the reported side effects of the vaccine resulted in it being removed from the marketplace by its Read More »

Vaccine effectiveness, what do those numbers mean?

Vaccine effectiveness, what do those numbers mean? We know the Moderna/Pfizer vaccines are told to be 95% effective, and the Johnson and Johnson one shot is at least 70% effective.  What does this mean? Why is Johnson and Johnson’s vaccine good enough and why are they doing additional trials? We are also being bombarded with news of variants that are causing secondary infections in some people who already had covid-19.  Should you worry or is this just clickbait? With the newest CDC recommendations that it is safe for people who have been vaccinated to get together in small groups, the Read More »

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 »

Covid hospital deaths are down according to the NY Times.

Covid hospital deaths are down according to the NY Times. Depending on the media you are watching, the country is either under siege from the Covid19 virus, or people are dying from it. The data now shows that covid hospital deaths are down. The data according to the NY Times tells a different story. Early on in the pandemic, doctors did not know what to do about these strange patients whose blood oxygen levels dropped so they placed them on respirators.  Unfortunately, 84% of these patients never recovered.   Also, when the hospital numbers rose, the idea of placing covid patients Read More »