Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 22 August, 2021

Here’s an interesting article, and about one third of the way down, it shows a slide from an FDA presentation about what is required to obtain an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for a new drug or vaccine. The interesting point is the one at the

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 19 August, 2021

This has been an interesting week, with some of the myth of the mRNA vaccines being exposed for all to see.  The key revelation was early in the week, with a new study from Japan suggesting the Pfizer vaccine’s effectiveness fades down to almost zero

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 15 August, 2021

It has been a relatively quiet time, Covid-wise, since the last diary entry on Thursday.  So not a lot to share today. And unusually, let’s start with some good news.  New research shows that one of the Tetanus type vaccines and the Measles-Mumps-Rubella vaccine both

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 12 August, 2021

Since the last diary entry, the US has moved up to second place in the ranking of major countries and their Covid infection rates.  It is also tenth on the list of death rates, and slowly moving up to likely become ninth.  Both are “per

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 8 August, 2021

May I start off with a request/reminder.  There’s a reader survey in Friday’s regular newsletter, asking for your opinion on when things will return back to normal in the US.  If you’ve not already responded to that survey, could I ask you to please do

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 5 August, 2021

Tuesday saw the world total of reported Covid cases pass through 200 million.  Here in the US we’re just over 36 million cases, and rising now at a new rate of 100k or greater every day. I created a new chart, comparing the seven day

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 1 August, 2021

We are now something like 18 months into this pandemic.  You would think that by this point, and after all the resources, people, and trillions of dollars spent, we would have at least some semblance of order and consistency in terms of what we do

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Covid-19 Diary : Thursday 29 July, 2021

Thursday set a new record high number of Covid cases reported in the US since early February.  Sadly, that same statement applies to many of the preceding days for the last five weeks due to the rapidly increasing new cases, with Thursday being the first

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Covid-19 Diary : Sunday 25 July, 2021

An extraordinary thing happened in England this week.  On Monday 19th, England removed the last of its remaining “lockdown” measures, a move widely criticized as surely leading to a massive increase in new virus cases, and a move that was all the more inexplicable due

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