The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

◼︎PANDEMIC BREAKING NEWS: As I post this, Pfizer has reported this morning that it's ready to seek Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA for children ages 5-11. Last week the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services posted the picture featured above on its Facebook page with this text: In 1954, polio was a terrifying … Continue reading The Polio Pioneers: Courage, Hope & Humanity

To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

◼︎PANDEMIC Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to sufferThe slings and arrows of outrageous COVID,Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,And by opposing end them with a vaccination? I got the Moderna vaccine back in February and March at age 67. I've had no ill effect beyond the typical mild sore arm. Even … Continue reading To Vax or Not to Vax: That is the Question

Shots To Be Heard Around the World

◼︎PANDEMIC The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the Pfizer vaccine for COVID in the United States. Great Britain and Canada did so earlier in the week. Several other vaccines are in the pipeline including a few frequently mentioned in the news such Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson. The proverbial light … Continue reading Shots To Be Heard Around the World

For-Profit Healthcare Fails the COVID Challenge

◼︎PANDEMIC Over 10,000 people have died of COVID or complications stemming from COVID since Election Day. Trump has tweeted over 250 times, less than 5 tweets have addressed COVID. Right here and now simple steps can be taken to contain the problem and gain at least minimal control. Masks need to be encouraged and worn … Continue reading For-Profit Healthcare Fails the COVID Challenge

Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum

◼︎PANDEMIC On Wednesday afternoon this week I watched a Pubic Forum at Harvard University broadcast by CNN, "When Public Health Means Business." Dr. Anthony Fauci was the principal speaker and it turned out to be one of the best and most comprehensive presentations I've heard from him. So often on TV, interviews are rushed for … Continue reading Dr. Fauci at Harvard University Forum