First and foremost, I am a scientist. I have a doctorate in Immunobiology and have studied viral diseases, immune system disorders and developed products to fight off nasty virus infections during my career. My first novel will be published shortly. Why would I bother? I became quite upset with the reports for many years of … More From Scientist to Novelist
Given the subject matter of my novel Invisible Threat, the recent report by the WHO showing outbreaks of measles is concerning. Continued delivery of vaccine is an imperative that must be continued. MEASLES by Felix Richter,Apr 28, 2022 Diseases As the WHO celebrates World Immunization Week to promote the value of vaccines and immunization, UNICEF and the … More Measles on the Rise
Ever since the introduction of the measles virus vaccine in the early 1960s the transmission of measles virus among children in developed countries dropped precipitously. In the United States and Europe outbreaks of measles in the last 30 years or so have only been observed in imported cases or in relatively small populations of non-immunized … More World Measles Deaths Plummet With Continued Vaccination
When I began to write INVISIBLE THREAT, it started out as a thriller. I had a background in studying epidemics of childhood infections, however, and the need for vaccination of this vulnerable population quickly changed my focus. So the number one theme and discussion point should be: To vaccinate or not vaccinate!! But there is … More Some Great Book Club Discussion Questions
During the Fall and Winter of 2021 and 2022 it is quite certain that influenza virus will begin to circulate. Last season there were few cases of flu reported. Most people stayed within their “bubbles” to avoid infection by SARS-Cov-2 and the development of COVID-19. That said, with the opening up of society, despite the … More FLU AND SARS-COV-2 WILL CIRCULATE AT THE SAME TIME IN 2021-22
Invisible Threat is my novel in which measles virus is one weapon that terrorist use to attack our country. They modify and cloak the virus. But in the real world we may be in for a fight against measles and other childhood viral diseases. During the Covid pandemic lots of kids missed their vaccine shots. … More Trouble ahead for measles infections worldwide
Have you ever thought of the similarities between virus infection and hate. Think about it for a bit. The title of my book, Invisible Threat, should give a clue. Viruses are invisible to the naked eye and even regular laboratory microscopes. You can’t see them coming. Even when a person sneezes they could tell you, … More Hate and Viruses
My novel, Invisible Threat, takes you on a journey following two first generation Americans. One, the antagonist, Dr. Alan Mazer, takes a path toward destruction and terrorism with deadly viruses and vaccines. Dr. Nari Lee, one of protagonists, works with vaccines in the biotechnology industry to make the world a better place for children. In … More Pediatric Vaccine Recommendations
Even if you’ve received a vaccine it’s important to wear a mask in public, make sure you social distance, don’t congregate in large groups, and avoid indoor crowds. AND..From KCBS News 2/10/2021 Double Masking! The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionon Wednesday that what you’ve heard is true, two masks are indeed better than one … More Keep on Wearing Masks!!
A third virus surge is on in the U.S. Winter is here and people are enclosed more often. This gives SARS-CoV-2 a much better chance to spread among us. As several manufactures close in toward the end of their phase 3 (final phase) COVID-19 vaccine clinical trials, anticipation grows. The FDA and its advisory board … More WILL VACCINES FOR SARS-CoV-2 SAVE THE DAY?