So any parent of my generation knows this: If you want to reduce the odds that your baby will grow up with celiac disease, you keep them away from gluten-containing foods till they are much older. But as with a lot of the things we were given as gospel, this too may be wrong. Several […]
Yet another study has concluded that a daily dose of hydroxychloroquine is not effective much in beating off this coronavirus , this time a study that was to determine if the drug could prevent infection in high-ris health care personnel. Is this the last word, then? Hardly. There are still lots of ongoing studies about […]
According to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine this morning, the RNA vaccine made by the drug company Moderna, which is in a large 3rd phase study right now, earlier showed that the vaccine generates good antibody levels at all dose used in the trial in people over the age of 70. […]
The ventilation may make you sick. According to a study from researchers at the University of Cambridge, “ventilation systems in many modern office buildings, which are designed to keep temperatures comfortable and increase energy efficiency, may increase the risk of exposure to the coronavirus”. And for pretty obvious reasons, this is likely to be (far?) […]
If you don’t wear a mask because it you claim that it infringes your right to walk around unmasked in the midst of vulnerable people (or something similarly ridiculous), do you not stop at red lights when driving? Do you not wear a seatbelt? And do you not buckle up your kids when driving? Do […]
Interesting reading. But if you’re willing to read this, I’ll bet you’re already wearing a mask most placews. It’s the other guys who should be reading this. If only . . .
Because the person you are interacting with may have a coronavirus infection even though they have no symptoms. And alas, an asymptomatic person with Covid-19 is probably just as likely to be able to infect you as someone with evident sympoms.
In a large American survey (over 20,00 people in every part of the US), young people (Americans under age 25) were twice as likely to believe false information about the coronavirus pandemic than were older people (Americans over age 65). Tells you an awful lot about the (malevolent) wisdom they find on social media, I […]
The headlines regarding this study, such as this one in the Washington Post, will likely scare a lot of you. So just remember that it’s always very wise to read beyond the headlines. And when you do, you will discover that no one really knows what this means as yet. Bad possibility: We are all […]
Yes, we will eventually have a vaccine. But even an effective vaccine will only protect some of us, especially not, of course, those who refuse to get vaccinated. Plus, any intervention is only as good as our ability to get it out there, and this one poses special challenges. Still we will eventually get over […]