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
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?
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!