The news came out that there was an experiment at Boston University to try to make a potentially more lethal SARS-CoV-2 omicron virus. On face value this seems like an incredibly stupid idea, but with more investigation, it’s actually worse than that! There is a federal biodefense lab at Boston University (National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory)Continue reading “I didn’t believe anything about COVID could upset me anymore until I heard about these folks at Boston University…”
Category Archives: Theoretical Issues
Is the pandemic over?
Last week on 60 Minutes President Biden announced “The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with COVID. We’re still doing a lot of work on it.” Many people were surprised by this statement, especially since US had just rolled out new COVID vaccine boosters. I would like to address two specific issues; whetherContinue reading “Is the pandemic over?”
Using serum (blood) from recovering patients to treat coronavirus infection
Executive Summary It has been hypothesized that blood serum (fluid) from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 could treat infected individuals. Serum contains proteins called antibodies that can bind to the virus and prevent infection. Support this concept is a study that has shown primates who get COVID-19 infection are protected from re-infection. However, otherContinue reading “Using serum (blood) from recovering patients to treat coronavirus infection”
Does Ibuprofen Worsen Coronavirus Infection
Executive Summary There have been concerns that ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs will worsen COVID-19 infection. This was raised as a theoretical problem in a letter to Lancet. No data was provided to support this concern. This issue has been reinforced by the WHO and the French Health Minister making many individuals want to stopContinue reading “Does Ibuprofen Worsen Coronavirus Infection”