Three New York Newsmakers: The President, Regeneron, and Mayor de Blasio

Three topics for a Sunday evening. The President is in day three of the public portion of his COVID-19 diagnosis. He seems well, both from his physician’s reports and especially in a video of him speaking at Walter Reed that showed him without shortness of breath or any apparent weakness or trouble standing.  In contrast,Continue reading “Three New York Newsmakers: The President, Regeneron, and Mayor de Blasio”

Why are there conflicting reports on the President’s condition?

The President’s infection, day two.  Today’s reports confused me medically. Reports from the President’s physicians seemed to indicate that he is stable, in no respiratory distress, and requiring no supplemental oxygen to support his breathing. His personal physician also suggested the President no longer had a fever. There is certainly nothing disconcerting in any ofContinue reading “Why are there conflicting reports on the President’s condition?”

The President is infected.

I apologize for the lateness of tonight’s post, but I’ve been on national TV discussing the condition of the President. The live stream is at https://wgnamericaupfront.com, with the final interview at 10:15 EDT tonight. I want to make several quick points about his medical condition and diagnosis. I should say beforehand that I have no personalContinue reading “The President is infected.”

COVID-19 Vaccine Roundup: AstraZeneca under further FDA investigation, Moderna will take until December (at least), and Novavax executives hit the jackpot!

As first reported by Reuters, the FDA is making a wider review of the severe, adverse event suffered by a participant in AstraZeneca’s/Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial. AstraZeneca’s large, late-stage U.S. trial has remained on hold since Sept. 6, after a study participant in Britain fell ill with what was believed to be a rare spinal inflammatoryContinue reading “COVID-19 Vaccine Roundup: AstraZeneca under further FDA investigation, Moderna will take until December (at least), and Novavax executives hit the jackpot!”

Yikes! Are COVID-19 numbers increasing as reported on ABC News tonight 9-30-2020?

I shouldn’t watch the nightly news. It makes me crazy. Tonight on ABC they reported (although not as breaking news!) that numbers were “way up” and “31 states had increases in infections.” Since I hadn’t looked at the numbers for several days, I found this alarming. I immediately went to the Hopkin’s COVID-19 dashboard toContinue reading “Yikes! Are COVID-19 numbers increasing as reported on ABC News tonight 9-30-2020?”

The NFL has delayed the next Tennessee Titans game for up to two days.

Statement from the NFL; “The Steelers-Titans game, originally scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. ET, will be rescheduled to allow additional time for further daily COVID-19 testing and to ensure the health and safety of players, coaches and game day personnel. Details on the new game date and time on either Monday or Tuesday willContinue reading “The NFL has delayed the next Tennessee Titans game for up to two days.”

The NFL has its first COVID-19 outbreak.

The Tennessee Titans identified a COVID-19 outbreak that involved three members of the team and five team staff. The team announced that it closed its training facilities until this Saturday as part of the NFL COVID-19 program. The Titans played the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis on Sunday, and the Vikings now are planning on closingContinue reading “The NFL has its first COVID-19 outbreak.”

Inovio Covid-19 vaccine development is put on hold.

An announcement today was major news about a COVID-19 vaccine. Another of the vaccines that had advanced to early stage human clinical trials had its development halted by the FDA.  Inovio Pharmaceuticals DNA coronavirus vaccine had completed an early stage human safety trial, but its further human trial was put on hold by the FDAContinue reading “Inovio Covid-19 vaccine development is put on hold.”

Florida’s Governor takes an aggressive stance on reopening and reducing COVID-19 restrictions.

Addressing reporters at a press conference in St. Petersburg on Friday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order allowing bars and restaurants in the state to open at full capacity. “We are today moving into what we initially called Phase 3,” DeSantis said. “And what that’ll mean for the restaurants is there will not be limitationsContinue reading “Florida’s Governor takes an aggressive stance on reopening and reducing COVID-19 restrictions.”