Thursday, January 27, 2022
COVID-19: A Second Opinion
Omicron BA. 2 will displace BA. 1
Brianna Keilar rolls the tape on Fox’s Covid-19 vaccine misinformation -
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Monday, January 24, 2022
Date: Mon, Jan 24, 2022 at 12:57 PM
Subject: Re: 37%
To: John Coffey
On 01/20/2022 12:55 PM John wrote:
Results We included 3,442 Omicron-positive cases, 9,201 Delta-positive cases, and 471,545 test-negative controls. After 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, vaccine effectiveness against Delta infection declined steadily over time but recovered to 93% (95%CI, 92-94%) ≥7 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine for the third dose. In contrast, receipt of 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccines was not protective against Omicron. Vaccine effectiveness against Omicron was 37% (95%CI, 19-50%) ≥7 days after receiving an mRNA vaccine for the third dose
Conclusions Two doses of COVID-19 vaccines are unlikely to protect against infection by Omicron. A third dose provides some protection in the immediate term, but substantially less than against Delta.
Friday, January 21, 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022
Saturday, January 15, 2022
COVID-19 is linked to more diabetes diagnoses among kids, CDC study finds - CBS News
Friday, January 14, 2022
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Vaccines don't protect against the spread of the disease?
Vaccines offer some protection against the spread of COVID:
Vaccines help protect against the spread of the Delta Variant:
Vaccines protect against the spread of the Delta variant but for only 3 months:
Vaccines are 75% effective against the Delta Variant:
Breakthrough infections only occur in a small proportion of vaccinated people:
Vaccines are safe and effective. Less effective against variants:
A large number of cases are among the unvaccinated:
Vaccines do not prevent spread within households, but unvaccinated more likely:
Vaccinated people carry less infectious virus particles:
Boosters protect against Omicron:
Booster protection against Omicron wanes in 10 weeks but prevents severe disease.
Monday, January 10, 2022
The $100 Billion Dollar Ingredient making your Food Toxic - Vegetable seed oils
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The $100 Billion Dollar Ingredient making your Food Toxic – Vegetable seed oils
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Friday, January 7, 2022
Coronavirus Deranges the Immune System in Complex and Deadly Ways
Although doctors are researching ways to overcome immune disorders in covid patients, new treatments will take time to develop. Scientists are still trying to understand why some immune cells become hyperactive — and why some refuse to stand down when the battle is over.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Monday, January 3, 2022
Fwd: nasal vaccine and the movie Contagion
We recommended the filmmakers use an intranasal vaccine because it would be easy to manufacture worldwide, distribute and deliver. In addition to reducing barriers to access, it would also be more effective at preventing infection by providing what is called mucosal immunity, an immune blockade in the nose, where the virus first enters the body."
Saturday, January 1, 2022
This is regarding all the anti-vax people. In the United States, this was originally around 20% of the population but now it might be slightly less. (https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/12/26/heres-how-covid-19-vaccine-hesitancy-has-and-hasnt-changed-over-2021/?sh=7ffac54673ba) There are some unwilling to take the COVID vaccine who otherwise would not be anti-vaccine. However, around 40% of the U.S. population is still not fully vaccinated.An individual who is anti-vax might not catch the disease, or if they do they might not spread it to other people, but statistics say that they do catch the disease then they are likely to spread it to multiple people. The anti-vax crowd as a whole is causing more people to get sick and die by spreading the disease, but also by spreading a great deal of misinformation. I routinely get emails from friends with completely absurd statements about the vaccines that are not backed by science and are easily debunked. People follow this information like it was the gospel truth. So-called experts lacking any form of relevant credentials promote this information without backing it up with any convincing evidence or peer-reviewed studies. When you look at the particulars of the claims being made, they fall apart quickly. Yet, if you try to confront people with evidence, they just double down on their anti-vax position. My frustration with the anti-vax crowd is turning to anger. I have more than one family member who would most likely die if they were to catch COVID-19. The anti-vax people care a great deal about their risk with the vaccines, which is so minuscule that it is hardly worth mentioning, but they don't seem to care at all about the much greater and very real risk to other people. If the death rate of the disease were around 25%, I don't think that we would be having this discussion, but since the death rate is only around 2% for known cases, it is in an area where people start to think that it is not important. Because the disease mostly kills the elderly and people with comorbidities, I often hear the excuse that those people would have died anyway. However, those people's lives still matter, and they most likely would live years with whatever medical conditions they have. They don't deserve to have their lives cut short by a mostly preventable disease. In the year 2020, we had 20% more deaths than normal. There is much misinformation floating around about how the vaccines don't prevent you from getting the disease, nor prevent you from spreading it. However, the data shows that vaccinated people are much less likely to get the disease, spread it, have severe symptoms, get hospitalized, and die. Getting any vaccine is playing the odds; it doesn't fully protect you, but it is far better than nothing. People are confused because the immunity from the vaccines has waned over time and the vaccines are less effective against the variants. However, we always knew that any form of immunity would wane over time and that eventually we would need boosters. The vaccines were designed to combat the original COVID-19 disease, against which they are incredibly effective. We always knew that variants could arise and that we might need different or modified vaccines. -- Best wishes, John Coffey