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
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?
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
This information refers only to K-12 education. The best place for children to get their education and further their development is in a structured environment in school. They can still be safe if the correct procedures are in place and monitored regularly. Nothing is a 100% guarantee, but lots of information exists suggesting that children … More Getting Back to School in The Age of COVID-19
The Text Below is Taken from the CDC Web Site (July 1, 2020) Consult your Health Professional for more information. Pandemics can be stressful The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a new disease and what could happen can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults … More Coping with COVID-19
First what is Interferon (IFN)? There are three types of IFN. This post will focus on the IFN that the body typically makes when it encounters a virus. This is known as type I IFN. Yes, thankfully cells that are infected with virus start to make IFN and the IFN then seeks out uninfected cells … More Interferon- Can It Help Cure Coronavirus Infection – A Double-Edged Sword
What is herd immunity? And why should we care? At the present time at least 11 million persons have been infected with COVID-19 worldwide. In the United States, the actual number who have tested positive is a about 3 million as of today (July 3rd). The estimate of actual infected individuals is much higher, probably … More Have you Heard, You’re part of the Herd!
Wearing a mask should protect others from catching an infection. Since, many persons do not know they are infected, now is the time to wear one. This is evidenced by the large numbers of COVID-19 positive asymptomatic individuals in many states from California to Florida. COVID-19 virus does not select someone for infection based on … More Should I Wear a Mask in Public? YES
It all depends on definitions and the data used. Clearly in many parts of the country there are increases in the number of COVID-19 positive patients. This in large part is due to the increased testing. The number also must be in large measure related to the opening of the economy and people trying to … More Are we seeing an uptick and second wave in COVID-19 in the USA
I am a not a physician and anyone reading my blog needs to ensure that you get your medical advice for yourself and your children from your own doctor. I have however worked many years in studying and developing products for treating and preventing childhood virus infections. With the extensive weeks and months that many … More Vaccination in this Day and Age