As with most other infections caused by transient viruses and bacteria, those who are adequately immune to COVID-19 are rarely, if ever, getting reinfected — regardless of whether this immunity comes from vaccination or from a natural infection.
On the other hand, folks who are NOT immune to SARS-CoV-2 are susceptible to being infected. So, it is a certainty that a vast majority of the American population (likely over 85–90%) need to become immune, for our nation to end this pandemic.
Most experts agree that IMMUNITY is the Achilles heel of the COVID-19 pandemic — both on the personal from…
FACT: Upwards of 10–20% of Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 mRNA vaccine doses are not inducing a protective immune response.
FACT: Upwards of 20% of J&J’s Adenoviral COVID-19 vaccine doses are not inducing a protective immune response.
FACT: Up to 30% of “fully vaccination” Americans are likely to be either suboptimally “immunized” or not at all.
FACT: COVID-19 breakthrough infections are happening in “fully vaccinated” Americans.
It is highly likely that these COVID-19 “breakthrough infections” are happening in the subset of the vaccinated population NOT adequately “IMMUNIZED” by their “full vaccination”.
THEREFORE, IF YOU ARE “FULLY VACCINATED” PLEASE CONSIDER TESTING YOUR…
My younger kids are lucky to be going to a delightfully bright little K-8 school in Pennsylvania. The past year and a half were challenging for our school as they were for every school in America.
As the start of school approaches, every school in America is again grappling with the challenge of the Delta Variant — and the looming possibility of new challenges and possible closures. We aren’t exactly where we’d hoped we’d be.
But, earlier today our school’s administration sent out its COVID-reopening policy to all parents and guardians.
And, to me, this policy was a ray of…
Yesterday, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a statement announcing the need for booster vaccinations in already vaccinated Americans.
This decision was made based on the recent recognition that many vaccinated Americans do not seem to be adequately immune, or immune at all, following their vaccination. Of course, this finding is disturbing BUT, it does not mean that when the vaccine actually immunizes the vaccinated, it is not effective.
When the COVID-19 vaccines induce a productive immune response in the recipient, they are highly effective.
In fact, I have repeatedly written and discussed the need for…
In the course of history, nations including our own, have made specific and catastrophic national security blunders leading to great wars and great losses.
In America’s war against the “viral pandemic” we call COVID-19, our federal government is making just such a specific and catastrophic strategic blunder in protecting the people of the United States.
Every reasonable American knows that the only way for us to sufficiently defend and protect ourselves, each other and the nation from any given threat, with adequate granularity and efficacy, is to know who amongst us is vulnerable and who is not.
In the case…
Millions of Americans are currently COVID-recovered and already immune. It is a safe bet that around 30% of Americans are in this category.
Powerful epidemiological studies are demonstrating that such people are equally, and even more robustly immune to COVID-19 infection than persons who are “fully vaccinated”.
Unfortunately, many such COVID-recovered and already immune Americans are being forced, coerced and shamed into undergoing vaccination by their employers, educational institutions — and even family and friends. This discriminatory behavior is being stoked and encouraged by incorrect regulatory guidance coming from the CDC regarding vaccination of COVID-recovered and already immune…
Honorable members of the Pennsbury school board,
I write this open letter of warning to you as a Pennsylvania physician and immunologist — and as a taxpayer and resident of your district.
My qualifications to comment include MD and PhD degrees from the University of Pennsylvania with over a decade of specialized training in immunology — and a long track record of NIH supported research in immunological science. I’ve also served on the Medical school faculties at Penn, Harvard and Thomas Jefferson University. I currently hold unrestricted medical licenses in the states of PA and NJ.
Here, I write as…
American government is an experiment in balancing the rights of individuals with the greater good in a materially and ethnically pluralistic democracy.
In America, we do not discriminate against any specific subset of citizens to achieve the greater good — at least so we claim. Especially when the basis for the discriminatory behavior is an unscientific and incorrect assumption about the inferiority of one group over another, or it’s potential to harm another.
In this pandemic, one thing is clear: It’s critical to our nation’s health for all Americans to become immune to SARS-CoV-2, as soon as possible.
On May 19, 2021 the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a dangerous and totally inappropriate guidance advising against COVID-19 antibody testing pre- or post-vaccination.
This FDA guidance is dangerous because it discourages and blocks most American physicians from using the gold standard assay for immunity to COVID-19.
But, it is of paramount importance for every American citizen and resident and his/her physician to be able to assess the status of one’s immunity to COVID-19 during this pandemic — for two reasons.
First, if a persons is found to have no COVID-19 antibodies prior to vaccination, that persons…
No biologically active product has a ZERO spoil rate.
The more unstable a product is, the more consistent and specialized handling is required to prevent it from spoiling before it is used by the consumer.
Milk is a perfect example. Leave a Gallon of milk out at room temperature for a few hours or a day and it’s spoilt.
mRNA is kind of like milk. Except it is far more unstable and falls apart very quickly at room temperature and even in a refrigerator. We’re talking on the order of minutes to hours.
Most folks remember at the beginning of…