Sunday, March 21, 2021

How the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine Works - The New York Times

The New York Times articles for these two vaccines look the same.

AstraZeneca Vaccine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/oxford-astrazeneca-covid-19-vaccine.html

Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/health/johnson-johnson-covid-19-vaccine.html

Both vaccines use a weakened virus to deliver DNA to cells.  Since viruses are known to cause cancer (through DNA mutations), I prefer the mRNA approach of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination

My second Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination yesterday has not caused any problems. I was concerned because a couple of people I know had a negative reaction to it. The first vaccination made my arm feel more sore than I thought it should, but only for a couple of days. With the second vaccination, I only had a little bit of soreness last night. It makes me wonder if the level of soreness is affected by how the person giving the injection does it.

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Do Salt Lamps Work?

I found this video fascinating, and I have probably shared it before.  When I hear people say that they want to add ions to air, I assume that this is a bad idea because ions are reactive chemicals.  It is the equivalent of putting bleach into the air.   According to the video, there are many ions in the air already, but compared to the total number of molecules, the number is not significant.  The video also demonstrates that salt lamps don't really produce negative ions like they claim that they do.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ--scjcAZ4

Monday, March 1, 2021

'Keep an eye' on New York coronavirus variant, Fauci warns | Fox News

I'm wondering if new variants are going to be a serious concern?

https://www.foxnews.com/health/keep-an-eye-on-new-york-coronavirus-variant-fauci-warns

Fwd: Coronavirus mRNA Vaccine Safety and Efficacy

I think that this is a good video.  As I suspected, the Messenger RNA clears from the system quickly.  My only side effect was that for a day and a half my arm at the injection site was sorer than I thought it should be.  However, this is an indication of something is happening.