World Measles Deaths Plummet With Continued Vaccination

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

Some Great Book Club Discussion Questions

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

FLU AND SARS-COV-2 WILL CIRCULATE AT THE SAME TIME IN 2021-22

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

Hate and Viruses

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

WILL VACCINES FOR SARS-CoV-2 SAVE THE DAY?

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?

Be Prepared…We Are in For the Long Haul with COVID-19

As I write this blog we have been focused on the elections, our problems with racism, hurricanes, and fires. I have looked at the SARS-COV-2 infection patterns in Europe and the numbers do not look good. As the graph below shows, the UK has a significant rise in infections in late September and early October. … More Be Prepared…We Are in For the Long Haul with COVID-19