Even large scale disasters have a silver lining or two.
And the COVID-19 pandemic has been nothing short of a disaster for the United States and the world— both in terms of the lives lost and in terms of the ignorance it has revealed, especially in America.
This ignorance isn’t just on the part of folks who do not believe in the value of a higher education, science or civil conduct — some highly decorated professionals and regulators have revealed their scientific and ethical ignorance in confronting this existential challenge of our time.
Irrespective of what camp you, the reader…
Two weeks ago, tragic news of a 36 year old’s death from a COVID-19 related disease rippled through the press.
The deceased was a 36 year orthopedic surgeon from Memphis, TN. He was a graduate of Harvard College. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee and went on to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Utah. From a purely professional perspective, his death at 36 years old was an immeasurable loss. One can’t even begin to measure the magnitude of the personal loss to his family, friends and loved ones.
According to news reports…
On 2/24/21, I wrote the below e-mail to reporter Ms. Jane Roberts of the Daily Memphian in Memphis, TN.
I wrote to inform her that in an article she penned about the death of a young orthopedic surgeon, Dr. J. Barton Williams of Memphis, she had been misled by her source.
You may read Ms. Roberts’ article HERE.
Following the tragic death of Dr. Williams, and based on his doctors’ statements to the press, I wrote the an opinion article about what is almost certain to be the cause of his death. I wrote this article because it is amply…
America is in the midst of doing something both remarkable and unprecedented.
We have created powerful and effective vaccines against a pandemic virus in under a year — and we are aiming to vaccinate the majority of the population in under a year. This is a remarkable feat of scientific prowess — and we should all be proud of our nation and its scientific community for it.
Literally, the availability of these vaccine is similar to having placed a man on Mars in record time.
But, we are also doing something unprecedented and potentially dangerous: We are very literally indiscriminately…
I am writing here to inform you of a serious safety concern, as you embark on vaccination of the elderly, frail at risk residents and patients under your care with all speed.
As you know, COVID-19 illness is caused by a hyper-inflammatory process — triggered by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the elderly and infirm with underlying cardiovascular disease, COVID-19 inflammation is far more deadly than in younger or otherwise healthy persons.
We are now accelerating our nation’s vaccination program to achieve herd immunity. …
I was recently made aware by my good friend, who is an Israeli physician, that Israel’s strategy for COVID-19 vaccination differs from ours in the United States — in a major way.
It is a fact that Israeli public health officials have been far more methodical and committed than their US counterparts in their COVID-19 screening practices and requirements since last year — with a far higher percentage of the Israeli people, if not the entire population with symptoms or exposures, screened to date. This, compared to the haphazard American approach to COVID-19 screening.
So the Israelis have a good…
I’ve waited this long to write about the disaster that unfolded at The Commons on St. Anthony in January 2021, because I wanted the facts to be more clearly established in the press first.
Yesterday, reporter Mr. Robert Harding of Auburnpub.com published an update on the tragedy at The Commons — so it’s time for me to express my professional opinion as an American physician, immunologist and public health advocate.
You can read Mr. Harding’s article in Auburnpub.com at THIS LINK.
The tragic case of The Commons is ominous and telling. Because out of 180 residents and staff infected with…
We are in the midst of a viral pandemic, where nearly 1% of the general population is at risk of being killed by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. That number works out to potentially over 3 million Americans dead.
Already over 500,000 Americans are dead from COVID-19, since March 2020— and more are susceptible to or are dying already.
So, without a question, achievement of herd immunity using an effective vaccine capable of generating protective IgG antibodies and priming T-cells against SARS-CoV-2, is the key to preventing infections and containing the pandemic.
In my opinion as a physician, Immunologist and public health…
Fellow Concerned Citizen,
Recently, I warned the United States Food and Drug Administration and Pfizer’s executives about a highly likely potential for immunological harm to persons already infected with COVID-19 at the time of their vaccination.
To date, neither FDA leaders, nor Pfizer executives, have been adequately responsive to these warning, despite acknowledging receipt of my analyses and letters of warning.
I am particularly concerned that the population of previously infected elderly and frail, or institutionalized, with cardiovascular disease are susceptible to harm by indiscriminate vaccination.
Today, 2/15/2021, I submitted the following e-mail to FDA commissioner, Dr. Janet Woodcock.
My e-mail of concern and warning was prompted by the language used in the CDC’s February 10, 2021 revised “Interim Clinical Considerations for Use of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Currently Authorized in the United State”.
It is my expert professional opinion, as an American physician and Immunologist, that indiscriminate vaccination of persons previously, or currently, infected with SARS-CoV-2 poses a risk of harm to these individual. Therefore, as I have delineated for FDA Commissioner, Dr. …
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.