A recent new (US) Centers of Disease Control and Prevention data, report established that 92 % of Americans are returning for their 2nd coronavirus vaccine shot, which, if you ask me, is about as good a return you can get for a mass vaccination program like this. In other words, that should be reported as really good […]
As is we needed it, but hey, there are so many people who just don’t wanna get it yet including, alas, people at special risk of complications from COVID-19 (and yes, that includes, for reasons I just don’t understand, some seniors), so here is yet another study – this one in seniors – showing that […]
I should also add that if your doctor thinks you need an antibiotic for your cough or “bronchitis”, tell her/him/them to go back to this paper just published in the BMJ. These researchers did a systematic review of the literature and of individual patient data on 55,682 patients to determine “the overall effect of delayed […]
Which is why there will always be a too-large population of deniers – for climate, for vaccines, probably for red lights at intersections. This trend just reported in MedPage Today is unbelievable, except of course, to the believers. The satirists are in real trouble cuz just can’t make up less-believable stuff.
Today, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), which is a group that analyzes health data and makes recommendations about preventing the conditions those experts analyze, has reaffirmed its earlier recommendation of screening for high blood pressure in adults 18 years or older with office blood pressure measurement and obtaining measurements outside of the clinical […]
There’s been lots of worry, for obvious reasons, about how well coronavirus vaccines would work in people with immune disorders, such as people like me who have celiac disease, an auto-immune disorder (AID). So the good news – actually, for a person with AID like me it’s great news – is that a study from […]
Today, April 27, the US CDC changed their guideline for mask-waring and declared that outdoor activities are safe without masks — regardless of whether a person is vaccinated — as long as people are either alone or with immediate family members. Which is good common sense for a country in which the majority of adults […]
Great news from a Scottish study of COVID-19 vaccines in the real world, and, really, is anything more real than beautiful, rainy Scotland, especially the highlands and the Munros in the highlands? Simply the best. Anyway, the real purpose of this post is to discuss the findings which in a nutshell were great: Focusing on […]
The people who are most against lockdowns are the people that do the most to ensure the lockdowns endure.
You know how many studies have been published analyzing the conditions that are associated with worse outcomes for COVID-19? Hundreds, if not thousands, is the answer. So you might at first think that yet another such study can’t possibly add anything to what is already known. But if you thought that, you would be wrong, […]