Tag: vaccine

What the vax? Why are highly vaccinated areas seeing an increase in cases?

What the vax? Why are highly vaccinated areas seeing an increase in cases? A while ago I explained to patients and our blog audience that the vaccines for covid-19 were approved for emergency usage and you, the recipients are the trial.   Most trials of vaccinations take years but the mRNA and J and J vaccines were produced in record time for public consumption to reduce the damage the pandemic could cause and allow society to reopen again.   The protocols for administration mirrored the public trials that were performed before they were released to the public after having abbreviated trials that 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 »

One vaccine dose may be all that is needed if you have covid-19 antibodies according to the NY Times.

One vaccine dose may be all that is needed if you have covid-19 antibodies according to the NY Times. The science and the recommendations regarding covid-19 change weekly if not daily. This is especially true for those who have covid-19 antibodies who are wondering if they still need to get inoculated. If you had covid-19 and have antibodies that are observed to last many months afterward, why would you need a vaccine?  You should be part of the herd immunity solution for the pandemic. According to a new study, vaccination with one dose can greatly amplify your antibody levels and Read More »

If you had Covid-19, do you still need the vaccine?

If you had Covid-19, do you still need the vaccine? Many of us who have had Covid-19  have developed natural immunity. Few of us will ever get this virus again according to the latest data. There are also two vaccines that are now available, the one from Moderna and the other from Pfizer which both are mRNA-based and require two shots, roughly a month apart. Shortly, a one-dose J and J vaccine will be available as well which uses another virus to develop immunity. To achieve natural immunity, you need to have had exposure to the virus. As infections rise Read More »

A painful side effect of vaccines you should be aware of.

A painful side effect of vaccines you should be aware of. The safety of vaccines has been debated for years now. The use of thimerosal, which is a known preservative containing mercury may have caused problems.  The frequency of how many vaccinations are safe in a particular time period is also an ongoing discussion. It is possible that the current generation’s sensitivity to nuts and other foods, and the increased diagnosis of asthma and other health conditions on the rise may be linked to too many too soon vaccination programs such as the one in place in NJ. Each year Read More »