Yesterday the media was flooded with reports about a new variant of omicron designated BA.2. While this virus is almost identical to omicron it is differentiated genetically based on a few mutations in its spike protein. Ominously, this virus was reported to be present around the world including throughout the US. This was confirmed by theContinue reading “COVID-19 virus BA.2; what is it and why the claim it is more infectious than omicron?”
Category Archives: Normalcy
I am having a meltdown about today’s Senate hearing.
I tried to write a rational assessment of today’s hearing, but that effort seemed much too polite given the actual proceedings. What seems clear now is that the government does not know what to do next about COVID. It is whipsawed between being accused of being too restrictive and destroying the economy, or too aggressively reducingContinue reading “I am having a meltdown about today’s Senate hearing.”
A modest proposal: how to totally normalize life in America and still prevent excess mortality from COVID-19.
We need a plan to move the country forward and need one now. I am tired of hearing arguments based on “breaking news,” supercomputer modeling or economic formulas. I am therefore proposing this simple way to allow most people to lead normal lives while avoiding most (94%) deaths from COVID-19. There is now a significantContinue reading “A modest proposal: how to totally normalize life in America and still prevent excess mortality from COVID-19.”
100 million COVID Infected Americans are the “Moses” that Will Deliver Us Beyond the Pandemic
Summary The toll of this pandemic has been horrific throughout the world. Remarkable sacrifices have been made that have limited its impact Moving forward we need to understand how many people have been infected If estimates are correct, we have significant immunity to COVID-19 Immunity will allow us to move forward from this pandemic SinceContinue reading “100 million COVID Infected Americans are the “Moses” that Will Deliver Us Beyond the Pandemic”
Dr. Fauci is wrong this time!
Dr. Tony Fauci is a national hero and was a wonderful mentor to me during my training. There is no one I respect more; however, I have to disagree with his recent statement suggesting that the world will be forever changed and “never get back to normal” after the COVID-19 pandemic. Pandemics of highly contagiousContinue reading “Dr. Fauci is wrong this time!”
Will I Die From CVID-19 When I Go Back To Work?
Will I die if I get coronavirus infection? Will I get seriously ill? What is the chance I will get infected if I resume my normal activities. Will there be medical care available for me if I get sick? Are their medicines that could keep me from dying if I get sick? These are someContinue reading “Will I Die From CVID-19 When I Go Back To Work?”
The Pandemic Will End: Part One.
The question of how the coronavirus pandemic ends and when people can return to normal activity is a complex one. It has been oversimplified in the public discourse with some suggesting we uniformly stop protective measures after a certain period of time while others argued we must permanently change lifestyles throughout in the world. IContinue reading “The Pandemic Will End: Part One.”
When and how does it end? When do we get back to "normal?"
Tomorrow I will begin to sort through the issues of how and when the current pandemic might end, and the much more complex issue of when we get back to “normal.” I am an allergist/immunologist, not a psychiatrist, and I know many of these decisions are not in my domain. However, it is an importantContinue reading “When and how does it end? When do we get back to "normal?"”