Gov. Cuomo threatens hospitals in New York! Will this really help vaccine rollout?

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined measures he plans to use to accelerate the pace of Covid-19 vaccinations in his state. Cuomo acknowledged the vaccine rollout has fallen short of expectations. He announced that hospitals will be fined and denied further allocations of the vaccine if they don’t use up their doses by the end ofContinue reading “Gov. Cuomo threatens hospitals in New York! Will this really help vaccine rollout?”

COVID-19 vaccinations continue to dribble out …

I have to admit that I’m apoplectic about the current rate of COVID-19 vaccination in the U.S. While limiting the vaccine to nursing home residents and medical care workers made sense in order to immunize the most at-risk individuals first, the lack of infrastructure to get these immunization campaigns done has seriously delayed accomplishing thatContinue reading “COVID-19 vaccinations continue to dribble out …”

The new coronavirus variant in the US.

To start the new year (and my 307th blog post!) I provide a link to an interview I did on the WGN NewsNation telecast about the new coronavirus variant which has now been reported in several places across the US. Here are the current changes in COVID-19 infections with the Midwest looking better and TexasContinue reading “The new coronavirus variant in the US.”

The United Kingdom goes its own bizarre way with the COVID-19 immunization campaign.

The United Kingdom has had a history of unique and inconsistent approaches to the COVID-19 pandemic. They initially supported unrestricted activity and herd immunity, then shifted to more conservative approaches when infections and hospitalizations skyrocketed. Most recently, they went into total shut down after the finding of a strain with multiple mutations that has becomeContinue reading “The United Kingdom goes its own bizarre way with the COVID-19 immunization campaign.”

Let’s vaccinate everyone we can!!!

The COVID-19 vaccination program has become nauseatingly politicized in the United States. Before Christmas, several governors attacked federal officials in charge of distributing the vaccines saying their states had been shorted the doses they were promised. Today, the states were called out by the president and Brent Giroir (the “COVID-19 testing Czar”) because they have theContinue reading “Let’s vaccinate everyone we can!!!”

As I predicted in yesterday’s blog, the London SARS-CoV-2 was in the U.S.

As I predicted in last night’s blog, tonight there was the report of an individual in Colorado who is infected with the London variant of the coronavirus.  The Colorado case involves a man in his 20s in Elbert County, about 50 miles southeast of Denver. Importantly, this gentleman has no travel history, according to a tweet fromContinue reading “As I predicted in yesterday’s blog, the London SARS-CoV-2 was in the U.S.”

A Repost of my July 4th Blog: This pandemic will end!

Several folks have asked that I repost my blog from the past 4th of July. It outlines how the pandemic will come to an end and many of the issues we have to deal with that have been highlighted during this time. I think it remains pretty much on target. In respect for the 4thContinue reading “A Repost of my July 4th Blog: This pandemic will end!”

More on Vaccine allergic reactions.

Happy Holidays! A bonus post. A front page article in WSJ today outlines how the RNA vaccines work and clarifies vaccine allergic reactions. I provided input on several topics. The illustrations are great. One showing how these vaccines work is replicated below. Again, these reactions are very rare, and fortunately have not caused anyone permanentContinue reading “More on Vaccine allergic reactions.”

Holiday gift wishes from Nindy.

Nindy has ended her formal period of mourning after Biscuit’s death, and she’s decided to look forward to the future and to better days. As part of this, Nindy decided to put together a list of holiday gifts that she would offer individuals and organizations to improve everyone’s life.  1. To Zoom: More festive backgroundsContinue reading “Holiday gift wishes from Nindy.”

Allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines

Even though I’m a vaccine developer, a nano-particle investigator, and an allergist, I have not yet commented on the reports of allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines. While there are very few of these reactions, they have gained significant attention. When I saw a report on the front page of the Wall Street Journal webContinue reading “Allergic reactions to the COVID-19 vaccines”