A few days ago, members of the Canadian government’s vaccine task force told a parliamentary committee that secrecy surrounding their deliberations was necessary. This is the task force, formed early last summer, which is responsible for making recommendations on which vaccines to purchase and which Canadian companies to back with funding for research and development […]
Great analysis by the most preceptive writer in the US (actually, everywhere) of what we’ve done wrong. And most important, what we can do better. Really q must-read.
The US FDA approved the J&J vaccine yesterday. Why didn’t Health Canada approve it the same day? Or even one day later? What is holding HC back? Couldn’t they at least tell us why they are hesitating?
As of Sunday, February 28, the state of Florida reports that more than half of all Florida seniors have now been vaccinated with one of the coronavirus vaccines. And given that surveys reveal that fewer than 70 % of seniors claim to want to be vaccinated (and assuming that the same numbers apply to Florida […]
On Saturday, February, 27, the same day that the widely-anticipated J & J COVID-19 vaccine was approved by the US FDA, Health Canada says it received additional data from Johnson & Johnson. From the start, Canada has been several steps behind other countries in its approach to this pandemic. And we remain behind even as […]
As of Sunday, Feb 28, at least 48.8 million people in the US have received at least one coronavirus vaccine. This represents 15 % of the total population, clearly a much larger proportion of the adult population. This in a country widely criticized for the mismanagement of its vaccine rollout. In BC, we are resting […]
As of Sunday, Feb 28, the UK claims to have vaccinated more than 20 million people with at least one dose of one of the coronavirus vaccines including a large majority of the most vulnerable seniors. That’s well over 30 % of the adult population. BC? Under 3 %. And in BC, there is still […]
About 10 % of people who take statin drugs complain of muscle pain. This, despite the fact that most studies have found that it’s quite unlikely that statins would cause this much muscle pain. And you can add another just-released study to that list, this one from the BMJ. This interesting work included 200 patients […]
A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association analyzed nutritional intake data from more than 100,000 postmenopausal women (in the Nurses’ Health Study) over a period of 20 years, and the researchers concluded that “women who ate high levels of plant protein had lower risks of premature death, cardiovascular disease and dementia-related […]
Cuz we love to talk. And we talk too much. So according to a Japanese study published in the journal, Physics of Fluids, SARS-Co-V-2 can be ejected in aerosol form from an infected person merely by talking. Now clearly, there would be other factors involved in an infected person passing their infection on to someone […]