The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

BREAKING NEWS: As I post this, Pfizer has reported this morning that it’s ready to seek Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for children ages 5-11. Last week the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services posted the picture featured above on its Facebook page with this text: In 1954, polio was a terrifying reality. The vaccine began as a large clinical trial of 1.3 … Continue reading The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous COVID,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them with a vaccination? I got the Moderna vaccine back in February and March at age 67. I’ve had no ill effect beyond the typical mild sore arm. Even that passed in just a day. Since then I’ve largely lived … Continue reading To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

Shots To Be Heard Around the World

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer vaccine for COVID in the United States. Great Britain and Canada did so earlier in the week. Several other vaccines are in the pipeline including a few frequently mentioned in the news such Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. The proverbial light is glowing at the end of the tunnel. Developing these vaccines … Continue reading Shots To Be Heard Around the World

For-Profit Healthcare Fails the COVID Challenge

Over 10,000 people have died of COVID or complications stemming from COVID since Election Day. Trump has tweeted over 250 times, less than 5 tweets have addressed COVID. Right here and now simple steps can be taken to contain the problem and gain at least minimal control. Masks need to be encouraged and worn correctly, even provided for free. Physical distancing needs to be encouraged … Continue reading For-Profit Healthcare Fails the COVID Challenge

Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum

On Wednesday afternoon this week I watched a Pubic Forum at Harvard University broadcast by CNN, “When Public Health Means Business.” Dr. Anthony Fauci was the principal speaker and it turned out to be one of the best and most comprehensive presentations I’ve heard from him. So often on TV, interviews are rushed for time with answers cut short for other questions or commercials. This … Continue reading Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum

An Ohio Call to Arms

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine — a Republican, I should perhaps note — addressed the state on Wednesday evening (yesterday) regarding the situation in Ohio with the pandemic. Like so many states we are headed in the wrong direction, but the situation is not yet irretrievable. Ohio was very successful early on in flattening the curve. With the reopening and folks letting down their guard, the … Continue reading An Ohio Call to Arms

One of the Good Ones

We live is a topsy-turvy age where facts are fake, lies are truth and science is Deep State conspiracy. Statehouse occupiers armed with assault rifles are “very good people” and unarmed peaceful protesters are “terrorists.” In the words of George Orwell, War is peace.Freedom is slavery.Ignorance is strength. In this day and age, scientists and health officials find themselves vilified, harassed and sometimes physically threatened … Continue reading One of the Good Ones

COVID: My Readers Speak

Every state in the U.S. is now reopening. The pace, restrictions and guidance vary based sometimes on science and sometimes on politics. And sometimes on both. The jury is out regarding which state’s approach is best or whether it’s wise to even be reopening at all right now. Perhaps we’ll see the verdict in a month or so. Meanwhile, I’ve had my say here about … Continue reading COVID: My Readers Speak