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…
America is highly likely to be under assault by a meticulously planned attack from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
Could it be that this “pandemic” is one of the most sophisticated covert military operations against a civilization in human history?
Whether our intelligence community is fully tuned in or not is yet to be determined. But what is certain is that the American people and the majority of our representatives are not acting in a way to suggest ANY awareness of such a possibility.
Yesterday, America watched as Senator Rand Paul unleashed his relentless…
I find myself in the unfortunate position of having to publicly defend the COVID-19 vaccine against what I know to be a false characterization or malicious propaganda. Either way, I know this will harm American public health by stoking irrational fear of the mRNA vaccine in the subset of the public that is un-immune and could, thus, benefit from choosing vaccination.
I say that I am in an “unfortunate position”, because I’ve already had to take an adversarial position against the way the Biden administration’s FDA and CDC are allowing the deployment of a “one-size-fits-all” approach to vaccination of the…
I consider myself a friend to Tucker Carlson and his program — not because I agree with everything he states, but because I know that the ideas of dissent and discourse are at the core of a healthy democracy — and because I find censorship of healthy dissent to be a deplorable act of tyranny. As most know, in the present era, Tucker Carlson is expressing dissent against and fighting tyrannical censorship of diverse people, ideas and opinions by the corporate and government establishments.
This dissent and battle against censorship of the minority opinion is profoundly American and as old…
Yesterday, 6/25/21, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention put out a poll on social media. It was a simple statement the agency interrogated as a TRUE/FALSE query: “If you’ve already had #COVID-19 and recovered, your should still get vaccinated against COVID-19.”
55,559 Twitter members participated in the poll over the course of 24 hrs. With over 70% of respondents designating the CDC statement as “FALSE”.
Of course, this is not a “scientific poll”. But it does represent the overall opinion of folks on Twitter. And we all know how powerful this social media platform is in channeling messages…
For the record, in early 2021, I got my COVID-19 vaccine shots uneventfully. I suggest that all persons over age 16 get this shot, IF they are not already immune to SARS-CoV-2.
Back in May 2021, I tested my blood for antibodies at Labcorp to make sure that the vaccine had worked for me. As expected, I have over 1000 U/ml of SARS-CoV-2 Spike antibodies in my blood. The vaccine worked!
I didn’t have a prior COVID-19 infection, so unlike naturally immune people from a prior infection, I don’t have immunity to any other part of the virus — as…
Myocarditis is a rare autoimmune inflammatory disease, where the immune system attacks the heart muscle and damages it. This process can be genetic or it can be triggered by a viral infection, including by SARS-CoV-2. When the heart muscle is attacked by the immune system, the damaged cells release a protein called Troponin into the blood stream.
Doctors can detect evidence of heart damage, even when there are few clinical signs of heart trouble, by measuring a blood Troponin level. Normally, this protein is undetectable in healthy persons who are not having a heart attack or are not experiencing myocarditis.
Hooman Noorchashm MD, PhD is a physician-scientist. He is an advocate for ethics, patient safety and women’s health. He and his 6 children live in Pennsylvania.